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Greg Oguss <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 28 Feb 2002 10:54:08 -0800
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I think "The Max Headroom Show" (briefly on TV in the 80's) fits your
criteria rather well. Also, the Cronenberg film "Videodrome" has a media
baron as the, well, human villain anyway. And doesn't one of the more
recent Bond films ("Tomorrow Never Dies" maybe?) feature a Ted Turner-type
as the one plotting world domination...?

- Greg Oguss
USC School of Cinema-TV

At 7:19 PM 2/27/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi --
>for a class I'm teaching, I'm trying to come up with a list of movies that
>have as their villains corrupt/monopolistic media moguls (who work in any
>medium: film, TV, print, etc.). Bankers and the oil industry gets nailed all
>the time, but I know there are movies out there in which the evildoers are
>media types: I'm just having a hard time coming up with them. I'm interested
>in the way in which the media commodify their own self-critique.
>Thanks for your thoughts.
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