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The Hidden Persuaders (2011)

 |  Drama, Mystery  |  2011 (UK)
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A rock star is found dead with the police looking at an open and shut case. However a reporter's instincts lead him into a world of corruption, murder, sex, drugs and rock & roll.

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The lead Singer of controversial rock band, Processed Minds, has been found dead, apparently electrocuted by his own guitar. Written off as a drug-fueled accident, the police are looking at an open and shut case. However, a curious reporter's instincts are proved right when a heated conversation reveals more questions than answers. Frank Cash must now use all of his experience to find out the truth as he delves deeper into this world of corruption, murder, sex, drugs and rock & roll. The debut feature from director Wayne Dudley is a startling look at contemporary pop culture and at the hidden persuaders all around us, dictating what we like, buy and consume...whether we realize it or not. Written by Anonymous

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Winner of "Best Experimental Film" at the 10th Annual Big Mini-DV Festival in New York. See more »

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In the bar scene bottles keep disappearing then reappearing. See more »

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[first lines]
Peter Reid: [a crook somersaults over the bench between Eric and Peter has they have lunch] Parasite! It's disgusting the way crime rates risen in this city. Tell you comes to something you don't even feel safe walking streets anymore.
Eric Simmons: Yeah well you know what the solution to that particular problem is don't you.
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Hotter than your daughter
Written by Andrew Scott and Christoper McFhee
Performed by The Kapos
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The Hidden Persuaders are all around, were doomed
24 October 2012 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I seen this in New York for some film fest. Not sure what to expect really and I will admit after seeing the film i enjoyed it, simple as that.

Forget you typical simple storyline this is a thinking mans film and you leave having learned something and paranoid.

A rock singer is found dead but.... all is not what it seems.

Some great jokes and we avoid the usual idiotic stuff that is now common in the genre. For that full credit to the writer, Wayne Dudley, the jokes are well constructed and don't feel imposed or forced on us.

The cast is great and really committed, with the exception of some of the smaller rolls such as a gravedigger,receptionist and a few others. Don't know if it was the actors or the director's fault but they were bad. The band manager and reporter i thought stood out as great actors, the band members could have been a real band, if not then i was coned by great acting.

Why not 10 out of 10 ? First, there's the length, it really felt 2hours long. The other problem was the over usage of a plan where the camera is not horizontal, don't know if it was for style purposes but the faded colors and the dark comic aesthetic were enough in my opinion.


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