vé·​ri·​té | \ ˌver-ə-ˈtā How to pronounce vérité (audio) \

Definition of vérité

: the art or technique of filming something (such as a motion picture) so as to convey candid realism

Examples of vérité in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those add a fun touch of verite to a movie that has always seemed just one small step removed from real life, while the conversations between fictionalized characters bring the drama and poetry. Christian Holub, EW.com, 20 May 2020 This verite documentary follows Bruce at a critical juncture in his life. Freep.com, 17 Apr. 2020 But there's something to be said for commercial verite -- devoid of artifice and hucksterism. David Morgan, CBS News, 5 Feb. 2018 Eschewing explanatory and identifying onscreen text, Wang-Breal (Tough Love) uses a mostly verite approach to immerse the viewer in the work of the court and the nonprofits it partners with. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Apr. 2018 But the verite quality of the shoot left Stone unnerved in one particular sequence. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Feb. 2018 But there's something to be said for commercial verite - devoid of artifice and hucksterism. David Morgan, CBS News, 5 Feb. 2018 As an almost verite-like drama, the technical contributions are all sober and functional. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Sep. 2017 Your approach to documentary filmmaking is direct cinema, often referred to as cinema verite. Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, 10 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of vérité

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vérité

after cinema verité

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“Vérité.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/v%C3%A9rit%C3%A9. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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