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A fictionalized documentary, which can be comic, as in This Is Spinal Tap (1984), satirizing the conventions of documentary film-making, or serious, as in the famous radio adaptation of War of the Worlds (1938) where the verisimilitude of the documentary form brings an ironic sense of realism to the presentation. See also documentary style.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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