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I had an urgent request from a final year student today, desperately seeking
a video copy of "Double Indemnity", which appears to be unavailable here in
the UK at present.
This is needed for research for a final dissertation, and I would be most
grateful if anyone could suggest a source for this.
Thanks.

Paul Fryer
Senior Lecturer, School of Theatre & Production,
Rose Bruford College.

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How about Haskell Wexler's "Medium Cool." Also "A Face in the Crowd,"
"Sweet Smell of Success." " The Front Page." (both versions). "1984."

Preston Sturges comes to mind too. I'm not sure "Truman Show" addresses
that issue - if it does, so does "Pleasantville." Cheers.

At 03:06 PM 1/7/99 -0800, you wrote:
>> 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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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
> >
> >
>
> ----
> Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
> http://www.tcf.ua.edu/ScreenSite
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<html><head></head><BODY bgcolor=3D"#FFFFFF"><p><font size=3D2 =
color=3D"#000000" face=3D"Arial">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!<br>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. &nbsp;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. &nbsp;Most of the movies I've listed are on video, but if you =
have any specific questions I'll try to answer =
them.<br>----------<br>&gt; From: jmoran &lt;<font =
color=3D"#0000FF"><u>[log in to unmask]</u><font =
color=3D"#000000">&gt;<br>&gt; To: <font =
color=3D"#0000FF"><u>[log in to unmask]</u><font =
color=3D"#000000"><br>&gt; Subject: Re: Hollywood Narrative Films About =
Media Ethics<br>&gt; Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 6:06 PM<br>&gt; =
<br>&gt; &gt; I am trying to accumulate a list of Hollywood films whose =
primary<br>&gt; &gt; narrative emphasis dramatizes an issue of media =
ethics.<br>&gt; &gt; Examples include Wag the Dog, Quiz SHow, Bulworth, =
Natural Born Killers,<br>&gt; &gt; Man Bites Dog, Broadcast News, =
Citizen Kane, The Truman Show, Absence of<br>&gt; &gt; Malice, Network, =
and so on. &nbsp;I would appreciate any suggestions to add<br>&gt; to my =
list.<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; J. Moran<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; =
&gt;<br>&gt; <br>&gt; ----<br>&gt; Online resources for film/TV studies =
may be found at ScreenSite<br>&gt; <font =
color=3D"#0000FF"><u>http://www.tcf.ua.edu/ScreenSite</u><font =
color=3D"#000000"></p>
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You're certainly opening the floodgates with this request!  These days,
Hollywood films on the media tend to cover television, and you've listed
some of these. But before TV became the power that it is today, films would
use the press (newspapers) as their media whipping boy. In the days of the
Hollywood studio system, many "B" movies had a crusading newspaper hound as
their hero - they were almost as popular as private eyes, both types of
film being cheap to produce. I've listed below some of the more significant
Hollywood films to deal with media ethics (some serious, some comical, most
cynical): The FRONT PAGE (Lewis Milestone 1931, remade by Billy Wilder in
1974, with the same title): FIVE STAR FINAL (Mervyn Leroy 1931): HIS GIRL
FRIDAY (Howard Hawks 1940, a remake of The Front Page); ALL THE KING'S MEN
(Robert Rossen 1949): CHICAGO DEADLINE (Lewis Allen 1949): THE BIG
CARNIVAL/ACE IN THE HOLE (Billy Wilder 1951): DEADLINE USA (Richard Brooks
1952): IT HAPPENS EVERY THURSDAY(Joseph Pevney 1953): THE HARDER THEY FALL
(Mark Robson 1956): TEACHER'S PET (George Seaton 1958): THE ELECTRIC
HORSEMAN (Sydney Pollack 1979). TOOTSIE (Sydney Pollack 1982). Of all
these,  the most trenchant is THE BIG CARNIVAL, arguably Billy Wilder's
most cynical film. It stars Kirk Douglas, giving a great scenery chewing
performance.  There are many other movies dealing with the media, so I'm
sure you'll be receiving lots of e-mails!
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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
> >
> >
>
> ----
> Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
> http://www.tcf.ua.edu/ScreenSite
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<html><head></head><BODY bgcolor=3D"#FFFFFF"><p><font size=3D2 =
color=3D"#000000" face=3D"Arial">You're certainly opening the floodgates =
with this request! &nbsp;These days, Hollywood films on the media tend =
to cover television, and you've listed some of these. But before TV =
became the power that it is today, films would use the press =
(newspapers) as their media whipping boy. In the days of the Hollywood =
studio system, many &quot;B&quot; movies had a crusading newspaper hound =
as their hero - they were almost as popular as private eyes, both types =
of film being cheap to produce. I've listed below some of the more =
significant Hollywood films to deal with media ethics (some serious, =
some comical, most cynical): The FRONT PAGE (Lewis Milestone 1931, =
remade by Billy Wilder in 1974, with the same title): FIVE STAR FINAL =
(Mervyn Leroy 1931): HIS GIRL FRIDAY (Howard Hawks 1940, a remake of The =
Front Page); ALL THE KING'S MEN (Robert Rossen 1949): CHICAGO DEADLINE =
(Lewis Allen 1949): THE BIG CARNIVAL/ACE IN THE HOLE (Billy Wilder =
1951): DEADLINE USA (Richard Brooks 1952): IT HAPPENS EVERY =
THURSDAY(Joseph Pevney 1953): THE HARDER THEY FALL (Mark Robson 1956): =
TEACHER'S PET (George Seaton 1958): THE ELECTRIC HORSEMAN (Sydney =
Pollack 1979). TOOTSIE (Sydney Pollack 1982). Of all these, &nbsp;the =
most trenchant is THE BIG CARNIVAL, arguably Billy Wilder's most cynical =
film. It stars Kirk Douglas, giving a great scenery chewing performance. =
&nbsp;There are many other movies dealing with the media, so I'm sure =
you'll be receiving lots of e-mails!<br>----------<br>&gt; From: jmoran =
&lt;<font color=3D"#0000FF"><u>[log in to unmask]</u><font =
color=3D"#000000">&gt;<br>&gt; To: <font =
color=3D"#0000FF"><u>[log in to unmask]</u><font =
color=3D"#000000"><br>&gt; Subject: Re: Hollywood Narrative Films About =
Media Ethics<br>&gt; Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 6:06 PM<br>&gt; =
<br>&gt; &gt; I am trying to accumulate a list of Hollywood films whose =
primary<br>&gt; &gt; narrative emphasis dramatizes an issue of media =
ethics.<br>&gt; &gt; Examples include Wag the Dog, Quiz SHow, Bulworth, =
Natural Born Killers,<br>&gt; &gt; Man Bites Dog, Broadcast News, =
Citizen Kane, The Truman Show, Absence of<br>&gt; &gt; Malice, Network, =
and so on. &nbsp;I would appreciate any suggestions to add<br>&gt; to my =
list.<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; &gt; J. Moran<br>&gt; &gt;<br>&gt; =
&gt;<br>&gt; <br>&gt; ----<br>&gt; Online resources for film/TV studies =
may be found at ScreenSite<br>&gt; <font =
color=3D"#0000FF"><u>http://www.tcf.ua.edu/ScreenSite</u><font =
color=3D"#000000"></p>
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Post Script Vol 17, No.3, Summer 1998 has recently been posted to
subscribers.

Aysen Mustafa
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> Is the journal Postscript still alive and kicking? I have heard they have
> a
> Chinese film issue out (or on the way), but am having trouble determining
> if the journal is still going.
>
> Markus
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Paul Fryer wrote:
>
> I had an urgent request from a final year student today, desperately seeking
> a video copy of "Double Indemnity", which appears to be unavailable here in
> the UK at present.
> This is needed for research for a final dissertation, and I would be most
> grateful if anyone could suggest a source for this.
> Thanks.
>
> Paul Fryer
> Senior Lecturer, School of Theatre & Production,
> Rose Bruford College.
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Tower Records is carrying this title in the US.  You might check with a
UK branch to see if they stock it or would be willing to order it for
you.

Robert
Framingham State College

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Hi all,

Can someone point me to a good website that simply lists, by country, all
the worldwide film releases of 1998.

All the best,

Daniel.


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Lang Thompson wonders:


> I'd heard that the various country-specific documentaries made for this
> were going to receive a US video release but I don't think any but the
> Scorsese have.  They have appeared in England or at least most of them.
> Does anybody know about the US release or lack?

I think releases are going to vary, depending on the country of origin
and other factors.  You might check with the British Film Institute,
which sponsored the series.

Don Larsson

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Man Bites Dog


On Mon, 11 Jan 1999, Michael Gant wrote:

> The Truman Show
>
> On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, jmoran wrote:
>
> > > 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
> > >
> > >
> >
> > ----
> > Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
> > http://www.tcf.ua.edu/ScreenSite
> >
>
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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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