a short motion picture presenting current or recent events.
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How to use newsreel in a sentence
Mank ties the reason for Sinclair’s loss to a newsreel played in movie theaters that mixes truth and fiction.The tangled history behind David Fincher’s Mank — and its link to Citizen Kane — explained | Alissa Wilkinson | December 4, 2020 | Vox
The first stretch of the film announces Kane’s death and tells the story of his life in the style of a newsreel, the sort that would have played before a feature film in a movie theater, as was common at the time.The tangled history behind David Fincher’s Mank — and its link to Citizen Kane — explained | Alissa Wilkinson | December 4, 2020 | Vox
The newsreel footage in Watchers of the Sky follows columns of refugees fleeing war, suitcases and small children in their arms.
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 | Harold Evans | December 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Allen Barra | May 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some of the best newsreel footage was shot by our greatest film directors, John Ford and John Huston.
This book is more like an early newsreel, with no search for larger historical causes.
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.
Reporters and newsreel cameramen swarmed over my quarters at Grosvenor House.
I asked him, referring to the flight he had spoken about in the newsreel.Test Pilot | David Goodger (email@example.com)
British Dictionary definitions for newsreel
a short film with a commentary presenting current events
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