5 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Sometimes we are frankly limited by our terminology. What do you call a film that uses in-world video? That is to say, what do you call a film where the camera used to exclusively record the footage is incorporated as a prop and plot element in the story? The popular answer is "found footage." But found footage implies that a character in the story lost the footage at some point. The term also carries with it plenty of baggage from the current slew of low budget horror films that have used this as a primary storytelling device. But you also can't call it a documentary, because, well, it's made up. Mock-umentary isn't correct either. Faux doc? Perhaps -- but it's not quite right. You can...

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