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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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