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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Rick Francis <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 9 May 1993 09:32:51 -0500
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Anybody else seen this documentary in two parts on Noam Chomsky the
philosopher and political radical and media theorist (as opposed to Noam
the linguist)?  I thought it was a respectable presentation of the ideas
with a surprising sense of humor.
Otherwise there weren't many surprises for me, since I've kept up with his
writings pretty well. I'm wondering, though, if anyone has tried a
Chomskyian analysis of feature films?  Or if Chomsky, to anyone's
knowledge, has tried to extend his notions of manufacturing consent to
specific trends in entertainment?  I doubt it would interest him, but with
psuedo-factual or -historical films it might not be such a stretch.  Opinio=
| Rick Francis               | "The beauty of certain assaults on moral
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| Dept of Comp Lit, Box 1107 | mark with all their violence the
| Washington University      | monstrosity of laws, the constraints that
| St. Louis, MO  63130       | create monsters."
|____________________________|        .                   --Ren=8E Crevel