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Ygern's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Ygern

Thank you for sharing this with us. I'll definitely be buying the 'Reason' series. (A winter solstice gift to me)

One of the points I found interesting was where there was a discussion of TV 'dramatisations' and special effects made to illustrate / enhance claims in documentaries. I can see how this might make the claim appear stronger to a really naïve viewer; but I'm not sure whether it really convinces most people - I would have thought the reverse. The moment a supposed documentary resorts to a dramatisation, I almost always find the credibility of the show dropping rather than growing.

I'd be interested to know how many people find such dramatisations improve or weaken a documentary's credibility.

Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:24:00 UTC | #286250