This little discussion came from FB. Basically, a venerable cameraman found exception to the German press junket of the movie "Chimpanzee", which was portrayed as true to life. His argument is that while artistic license can be used, to claim the storyline was true to life is plain false and dishonest. It's been reported that the scenes in the successful movie, based in the Côte d'Ivoire's Tai National Park, was edited to give the "magical" storyline, and most of the things depicted never really happened. The "star" chimp turned out to be 5 different chimps altogether.
While I do see the merit of making a story out of clips shot, the press junket does try to sell the movie as real, more like Blair Witch than real documentary style.
Just wondering how people like the contrived story lines vs just a bunch of clips showing what happens in reality , without much narrative.