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Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

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

Director:

Robert Kane Pappas

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Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Lewis Charles Lewis ... Founder of the Center for Public Integrity
Robert McChesney Robert McChesney ... Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mark Crispin Miller Mark Crispin Miller ... Author, Professor, New York University
Bernie Sanders ... Congressman from Vermont
Danny Schechter Danny Schechter ... Author
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Bugliosi ... Attorney, Author
Jeff Cohen Jeff Cohen ... Himself - Founder of FAIR
Dennis Kucinich Dennis Kucinich ... Himself
Mark Lloyd Mark Lloyd ... Visiting Professor M.I.T.
Michael Moore ... Himself
John Nichols John Nichols ... Himself
Greg Palast Greg Palast ... Reporter
Tim Robbins ... Himself (archive footage)
Helen Thomas ... Herself
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A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2004 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,059, 25 July 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,257, 8 August 2004
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color
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Quotes

[first lines]
Author: We falsely think of our country as a democracy, when it has evolved into a media-o-cracy, where a media which is supposed to *check* political abuse is part of political abuse.
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A courageous exposure of media corruption
11 September 2004 | by nicholson-3See all my reviews

This film got me so steamed, confirming all of my instincts about the bias in the media, I now want to quit my job and go work for Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting. It tells the truth (finally) about the corporate take-over and control of citizens' MINDS through relentless right-wing punditry. We are living in a society in which we can be manipulated so easily by headlines and "news alerts"... and the way it happens is by planting the seeds of fear in all of us. War, ideally a far away war with no purpose other than to further line the pockets of the elite, is a perfect scare tactic. We are all Orwell's "Winston." Common Cause and FAIR and other media/election watchdog agencies are heroes.


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