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

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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, "'Blowin' Up': Film Review | Tribeca 2018," 27 Apr. 2018 But the verite quality of the shoot left Stone unnerved in one particular sequence. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, "Clint Eastwood Reveals Why He Cast Non-Actors in '15:17 to Paris'," 6 Feb. 2018 But there's something to be said for commercial verite - devoid of artifice and hucksterism. David Morgan, CBS News, "Super Bowl 2018 commercials: The best and the worst," 5 Feb. 2018 As an almost verite-like drama, the technical contributions are all sober and functional. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Equilibrium' (L'equilibrio'): Film Review | Venice 2017," 10 Sep. 2017 Your approach to documentary filmmaking is direct cinema, often referred to as cinema verite. Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, "Environment / Film An interview with the directors of An Inconvenient Sequel about how their movie got made," 10 Aug. 2017 This technique, combined with the lack of a soundtrack, gives the film a cinema verite feeling that adds to its impact. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "'Lady Macbeth' is stylish thriller filled with twists (review)," 3 Aug. 2017 It's all filmed verite-style in the working class environs of Newcastle, where the overcast skies are as grim as the landscape. Laura Demarco, cleveland.com, "'I, Daniel Blake': A modern British tragedy from Ken Loach (movie review)," 8 June 2017 In the cinema-verite film, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment, Kennedy and his advisers discuss making a public pronouncement about racial integration, risking the loss of Southern support. Ron Simon, Time, "See How JFK Created a Presidency for the Television Age," 29 May 2017

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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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