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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Here's the scoop

Phil Rosenthal at the Chicago Tribune lists his favorite media films of all time.

They include-

1941's Citizen Kane- The Orson Welles Classic.
2003's Shattered Glass- With one small deviation, the absolutely true story of the famous journalistic fraud Stephen Glass. As a subscriber of The New Republic I find the movie fascinating, but it is a riveting story and one of this decade's best kept cinema secrets.
1981's Absence of Malice- Set in Miami. A vehicle for Paul Newman and Sally Field, but Bob Balaban and Wilford Brimley steal the show. I used to own the movie poster for 'Malice' displayed in this post.
1952's Deadline USA. An underrated Humphrey Bogart movie I always liked.
The Year of Living Dangerously- Set in Indonesia but filmed in the country of my wife's birth, The Philippines.

These are excellent choices as are most of the others listed by Rosenthal.

Two movies not mentioned by Phil or Betsy, but I'll add is Fritz Lang's 1956 film Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. A journalist frames himself for murder to prove the untrustworthiness of circumstantial evidence. This film noir is very underrated. A Dangerous Life is good if flawed retelling of a journalist working in the Philippines at the time of the downfall of the Marcos regime.

Feel free to link with your favorite media movies. I'll link back if you do.

Hat tip- Betsy
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