Wayne Sanderson
Re: AHC The Tombstone Vendetta
Wed Sep 11, 2019 01:04

Documentary film makers have often in the past collected interviews for projects, allowing the persons being interviewed to expound at length on the subject, only to shorten, edit, cherrypick and twist the final footage into things that the subject never said.

One notorious bunch went around conducting interviews in towns and cities all over the place, on the pretense that they were capturing glimpses of the best of the places they were filming. Later, those who were interviewed found that the interviews they gushed about their homes for was actually a doom and gloom true crime show that trotted out dirt on every town they covered. The people who’s interviews were featured regretted ever being involved, and felt that they’d been tricked.

That’s not to say that you can’t trust interviewers- The ones you can’t trust are the producers.

  • AHC The Tombstone Vendettagka500, Mon Sep 9 22:31
    Casey, I was somewhat surprised by Greg's view of what you said in that program. Here is the quotes I believe Greg is referring to: "After the gunfight papers around the nation heralded the Earps as... more
    • Re: AHC The Tombstone Vendetta — Wayne Sanderson, Wed Sep 11 01:04
      • Re: AHC The Tombstone VendettaDaniel Buck, Wed Sep 11 06:29
        Wayne, here is a classic example. A few years ago I was interviewed for a Wild Bunch episode of Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies series. (The Legends & Lies part was in a sense truth in advertising,... more
        • Vendetta MelGreg Ellison, Mon Sep 16 15:47
          Dan, I hope you noticed that I never accused Casey of anything. I simply asked him if it were true. The real problem with documentary, magazine and newspaper stories is that the person being... more
        • Re: AHC The Tombstone VendettaWayne Sanderson, Wed Sep 11 11:16
          Yup! As a wise man of my acquaintance once opined, when he gets to Hell he expects to find that the Devil is actually a full time producer who runs the underworld as a side gig.
    • Thank youCasey Tefertiller, Tue Sep 10 08:03
      Thank you, gka. Very well stated. That about sums it up.
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