Definition of vérité in English:

vérité

noun

mass noun
  • A genre of film, television, and radio programmes emphasizing realism and naturalism.

    ‘in vérité, good-looking young adults talk about sitcoms’
    in combination, as modifier ‘a shadowy video-vérité masterpiece, complete with flying sweat droplets’
    • ‘If you've ever seen Andy Warhol's Trash or Flesh, you'll recognize bits and pieces of those films' grimy vérité style at work here.’
    • ‘This evening-long excursion into cinéma vérité culminated in a fistfight staged for the benefit of Dowse's camera.’
    • ‘The show's vérité style gives it a raw feel that suits its improvisational nature.’
    • ‘Shot in grainy black and white imagery, with sudden zooms and an expertly wielded cinéma vérité camera style, it creates a rare immediacy.’
    • ‘The end of the film culminates with the modern use of vérité as a style or film language to indicate reality.’
    • ‘Occasional use of his documentary camera can also help sell network execs on the necessity of the show's vérité visual style.’
    • ‘You've mentioned in interviews that French directors like Truffaut and Godard were big influences on your vérité style.’
    • ‘I like this vérité approach to showing the making of a film, without voice-overs or talking heads.’
    • ‘Feld's recordings are to radio journalism what cinéma vérité is to TV documentary.’
    • ‘For some vérité purists, this might be taboo: the camera should act objectively and not interfere with the subject.’
    • ‘It's not glam, not in any way, and its vérité sensibility is its strength.’
    • ‘The canvas has often been compared to a snapshot, but to Sussman it looked more like a painted film still, art's first cinéma vérité moment.’
    • ‘This hand-held camera, which was supposed to create a real sense of disturbance, actually made it look like cinéma vérité.’
    • ‘Was it cinéma vérité, produced for our voyeuristic enjoyment?’
    • ‘It's like cinéma vérité, where I'm trying to make the dialogue as real as possible.’
    • ‘His films - particularly Moi un noir - influenced the French New Wave and the cinéma vérité movements.’
    • ‘I know two wrongs don't make a right and all that, but cinéma vérité is a genre, not a mission statement.’
    • ‘The film traces out, fairly superficially, the history of the documentary style known as cinéma vérité from the 1950s to the present day.’
    • ‘Do-it-yourself video vérité and participant documentaries may improve on the televised quality of news as reality-based non-fiction.’
    • ‘I felt that certain films lend themselves to cinéma vérité or interview form, and other subjects don't.’
    accurate, true to life, faithful, telling it like it is, as it really happened, fact-based, realistic, close, lifelike, convincing
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Origin

French, literally ‘truth’.

Pronunciation

vérité

/veʀite//ˈvɛrɪtɛɪ/