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Touching on tabloids, one might try _Men in Black_ (Barry Sonnenfeld) or
_Freaked_ (Tom Stern and Alex Winter), though the latter is absolutely
horrible.  There's also _Based on an Untrue Story_, but I don'tt know
anyhting about it.

Scott

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On Fri, 8 Jan 1999, Peter Warren wrote:

> Following up on my e-mail earlier today, I omitted some of Frank Capra's
> works from my list of media movies. May I be crushed by ten thousand cans
> of film!
> The most important Capra film in this regard is MEET JOHN DOE (1941),
> though we should include THE POWER OF THE PRESS (1928), MR. DEEDS GOES TO
> TOWN (1936), and MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939). Even IT HAPPENED ONE
> NIGHT(1934) touches on the tabloid press.  Radio was also a powerful medium
> before TV, though it appears to have received less attention from Hollywood
> compared to the press - probably because the press was more visual
> cinematically. Radio was often used as a background for musical comedy,
> such as the BIG BROADCAST series by Paramount.  Most of the movies I've
> listed are on video, but if you have any specific questions I'll try to
> answer them.
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> > From: jmoran <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: Hollywood Narrative Films About Media Ethics
> > Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 6:06 PM
> >
> > > I am trying to accumulate a list of Hollywood films whose primary
> > > narrative emphasis dramatizes an issue of media ethics.
> > > Examples include Wag the Dog, Quiz SHow, Bulworth, Natural Born
> Killers,
> > > Man Bites Dog, Broadcast News, Citizen Kane, The Truman Show, Absence
> of
> > > Malice, Network, and so on.  I would appreciate any suggestions to add
> > to my list.
> > >
> > > J. Moran
> > >
> > >
> >
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> > http://www.tcf.ua.edu/ScreenSite

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