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Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary  |  19 November 2004 (UK)
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A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.


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Credited cast:
Charles Lewis ...
Founder of the Center for Public Integrity
Robert McChesney ...
Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mark Crispin Miller ...
Author, Professor, New York University
Bernie Sanders ...
Congressman from Vermont
Danny Schechter ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Bugliosi ...
Attorney, Author
Jeff Cohen ...
Himself - Founder of FAIR
Dennis Kucinich ...
Mark Lloyd ...
Visiting Professor M.I.T.
John Nichols ...
Greg Palast ...
Himself (archive footage)


A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

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$6,059 (USA) (23 July 2004)


$19,257 (USA) (6 August 2004)

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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)


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Narrator: Starting with Ronald Reagan, the Holy Grail of "de-regulation" has been sold to the public; and the news media has largely ignored its disastrous results.
Mark Lloyd: Once the Reagan administration was done, there were more rules. But they called it "de-regulation." It's, err, almost an Orwellian use of language: You create new rules, but the rules change, they benefit industry now, and you call it "de-regulation," because people *like* de-regulation, like fewer rules.
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I was blown away by this movie!
9 July 2004 | by (Garrison, NY) – See all my reviews

I was blown away by this movie. In it's own way it is better than Farenhite 9/11. It is less polished, but very effective. One has to be very worried about "our democracy". You have the feeling you want to do something after seeing this film - but what?

What else can I say - as they want 10 lines - I was deeply disturbed as was most of the group I saw the movie with. Everyone asked what they could do? Some had no idea what was going on re: the various news items discussed in the film. I am curious as to what other people will think when the movie officially opens in a few weeks. Hope others will comment on it when they see the movie.

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