12 of 88 people found the following review helpful
The media is conrolled by those "who hold the purse strings," just as in politics.
It doesn't take much to see the media is owned not only literally, but in advertising and funding dollars, by big money (the cororations and super rich who either own the corporations and/or get their wealth through stock in corporations.)
This has always been the controlling force of the media and any analysis that doesn't include this is formulated by a "liar."
Why aren't there more books on this very basic fact. Might I suggest as an anidote to these miss-the-point books, a viewing of the documentary "Tell the Story and Run: George Seldes and the American Press." Seldes… Read more
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I've had this on VHS for years and it is one of the greatest satires and sophisticated comedies. Both Jack Benny and Carol Lombard give two of the pen-ultimate comic turns on film.
Comparing this to Bergnini's tasteless wallow in phoney sentiment (and distorted history) is an insult to the genius of Lubitsch.
If this comes out on DVD, I hope it is loaded with extras on the making and controvesy surrounding this film. I find this preferable to Chaplin's "The Great Dictator. Much easier going down and more of the real courage it took to stand up to Nazis in small ways.
Lubitsch has his way with the Nazi's with more talent, good-heartedness and worldly wisdom… Read more
34 of 55 people found the following review helpful
THE WORST "GAY" FILM
, June 7, 2004
I saw this attempt to make a "movie" when it was first released theatrically.
The premise--sort of a "gay" "Lord of the Flies"--is dashed by non-existent direction, script, acting etc. What you end up with is endless scenes on the beach of barely clothed pubscent "boys." (...) There is no sex.
If you want to see films about young people dealing with gayness, stick with classics such as the masterful, "For a Lost Soldier" or the touching, terrifying and insightful "L.I.E." or the still wonderful, "You Are Not Alone," a gay "Zero for Conduct."
Anyone paying (...) for this atrocity will, rightfully, want their money back. Unless, you want to see scantly clad boys… Read more