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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:39 PM

Just watched Face in a Crowd on TCM again. Wow. Just Wow.

I was 8 when the movie was released. I saw it as a child and more times than I can count since then. It not only still holds up today it has more impact today. It is not just a display of the corrupting influence of power but prophetic. Glenn Beck's arc of fame is on display for all to see but it also speaks to all of the other bigoted and cynical hate mongers that have invaded the public airways since that movie was made. I feel a new emotion every time I see it. Hope some of you here on DU had a chance to see it.
The way they set up politicians and sponsors is done melodramatically in the movie but it is so right on when you see the lying and deceptive manner Fox interviews people like Mitt Romney.

The writing is just absolutely genius.


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Reply Just watched Face in a Crowd on TCM again. Wow. Just Wow. (Original post)
Lint Head Jul 2012 OP
valerief Jul 2012 #1
SoCalDem Jul 2012 #4
spanone Jul 2012 #2
nolabear Jul 2012 #3
Lint Head Jul 2012 #5
WiffenPoof Jul 2012 #6
Lint Head Jul 2012 #10
thelordofhell Jul 2012 #7
DCKit Jul 2012 #8
Bolo Boffin Jul 2012 #9
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #11

Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:41 PM

1. Amazing how nothing changes, huh? Fabulous flick. I first saw it many years ago and

never thought of Andy Griffith as Sheriff Taylor.

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:50 PM

4. I remember how upset people were, because they were expecting a comedy

and were totally not expecting what they saw..

It's a fantastic movie, and is timely too.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:43 PM

2. andy griffith was fantastic.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:49 PM

3. Yes, Lord! One of the scariest characters in movies. Can you believe the monster's now real?

Beck, Limbaugh, half of Fox...I started to say "What happened to the American pulbic?" But I think this has been around forever. The movie was just prescient in its understanding of how media can create a monster of such greater magnitude than before.

Damn fine movie. Miss you, Andy. <<<<shudder>>>>

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:54 PM

5. You said it!

I loved Andy so much.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:12 PM

6. My Mom Told Me...

...about this film many years ago. When she told me that it had Any Griffith in it, I wasn't interested. Then, I heard it was directed by Elia Kazan. I watched it and was blown away. Kazan is an amazing director. Of course Kazan directed other amazing films like...On The Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rebel Without a Cause, etc.

My mom is now 78 years old and she always calls me when a movie like AFITC is on and we discuss these films at length. Thanks mom...

-P

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 12:22 AM

10. Smart lady!

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:24 PM

7. Even the trailer is amazing

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:26 PM

8. I just watched "American Psycho" and all I could think about was:

 

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Response to DCKit (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:28 PM

9. Amazing, isn't it?

This guy in the middle: you expect me to believe he didn't know what was happening with his money at all times of the day? Much less checking out for three years? Go on and pull the other one!

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 12:30 AM

11. My favorite scene is when Lonesome Rhodes hears his fate.

It's EXACTLY what happened to Glenn Beck.

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