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James A. Fitzpatrick
was a movie producer, director, writer, and narrator, best remembered for making indian documentaries. After completing training in dramatic arts, he worked, for a while, as a journalist
A journalist collects and distributes news and other information. A journalist's work is referred to as journalism.A reporter is a type of journalist who researchs, writes, and reports on information to be presented in mass media, including print media , electronic media , and digital media A...
. In 1925, he entered in films by filming travel documentaries for British and American viewers. MGM distributed the series under the umbrella titles "Fitzpatrick Traveltalks" and "The Voice of the Globe". For Paramount
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, he produced "Vistavision
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Visits". Many of the movies were in Technicolor
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. These brief documentaries are often shown on Turner Classic Movies
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prior to the broadcast of relevant movies.