Monthly Report

Republican operative Mark Goodin stars in "A PErfect Candidate" which covers the 1994 VA Senate campaign.

Campaign Documentaries.

Campaign Documentaries are often shot in the cinema verite style, with a behind-the-scenes vantage point. Nearly all such films examine the essential components of a campaign: polls, raising money, the candidate’s struggles, image-shaping, TV spots, debates, the grind, and an examination of voting blocs. Many also entertain and get up-close-and-personal with the people involved. This article examines the genre and six particular films.