- a short motion picture presenting current or recent events.
Origin of newsreel
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Examples from the Web for newsreel
The newsreel footage in Watchers of the Sky follows columns of refugees fleeing war, suitcases and small children in their arms.The Man Who Invented the Word ‘Genocide’
November 19, 2014
Watch the newsreel below and observe a fabled minute in the life and times of Marty Reisman, who died on Friday at age 81.Marty Reisman: The Magical Hustler Who Saved a Classic Game
December 10, 2012
For historical shots, he relied on newsreel footage that he sepia-toned and inserting similar-toned footage of his actors.The Wonderful ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn:’ Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, and the HBO Movie
May 28, 2012
I asked him, referring to the flight he had spoken about in the newsreel.Test Pilot
David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
One feature picture, one newsreel and one animated cartoon later, they walked past the plant again.The Knack of Managing
Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
There were newsreel shots of V-1 and V-2 being blasted from their takeoff ramps and a montage of later experimental models.The Old Die Rich
Horace Leonard Gold
One day I entered a motion picture house to view a newsreel of the European battlefields.
The horror of the struggle, filled with the dead and dying, far surpassed in ferocity any representation of the newsreel.
- a short film with a commentary presenting current events
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Word Origin and History for newsreel
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