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Lint Head

(15,064 posts)
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:39 PM Jul 2012

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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Just watched Face in a Crowd on TCM again. Wow. Just Wow. (Original Post) Lint Head Jul 2012 OP
Amazing how nothing changes, huh? Fabulous flick. I first saw it many years ago and valerief Jul 2012 #1
I remember how upset people were, because they were expecting a comedy SoCalDem Jul 2012 #4
andy griffith was fantastic. spanone Jul 2012 #2
Yes, Lord! One of the scariest characters in movies. Can you believe the monster's now real? nolabear Jul 2012 #3
You said it! Lint Head Jul 2012 #5
My Mom Told Me... WiffenPoof Jul 2012 #6
Smart lady! Lint Head Jul 2012 #10
Even the trailer is amazing thelordofhell Jul 2012 #7
I just watched "American Psycho" and all I could think about was: DCKit Jul 2012 #8
Amazing, isn't it? Bolo Boffin Jul 2012 #9
My favorite scene is when Lonesome Rhodes hears his fate. Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #11

valerief

(53,235 posts)
1. Amazing how nothing changes, huh? Fabulous flick. I first saw it many years ago and
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:41 PM
Jul 2012

never thought of Andy Griffith as Sheriff Taylor.

SoCalDem

(103,856 posts)
4. I remember how upset people were, because they were expecting a comedy
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:50 PM
Jul 2012

and were totally not expecting what they saw..

It's a fantastic movie, and is timely too.

nolabear

(42,228 posts)
3. Yes, Lord! One of the scariest characters in movies. Can you believe the monster's now real?
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:49 PM
Jul 2012

Beck, Limbaugh, half of Fox...I started to say "What happened to the American pulbic?" But I think this has been around forever. The movie was just prescient in its understanding of how media can create a monster of such greater magnitude than before.

Damn fine movie. Miss you, Andy. <<<<shudder>>>>

WiffenPoof

(2,404 posts)
6. My Mom Told Me...
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:12 PM
Jul 2012

...about this film many years ago. When she told me that it had Any Griffith in it, I wasn't interested. Then, I heard it was directed by Elia Kazan. I watched it and was blown away. Kazan is an amazing director. Of course Kazan directed other amazing films like...On The Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rebel Without a Cause, etc.

My mom is now 78 years old and she always calls me when a movie like AFITC is on and we discuss these films at length. Thanks mom...

-P

Bolo Boffin

(23,796 posts)
9. Amazing, isn't it?
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:28 PM
Jul 2012

This guy in the middle: you expect me to believe he didn't know what was happening with his money at all times of the day? Much less checking out for three years? Go on and pull the other one!

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