July 30, 2004

The Corporation. One of the most important documentary films of the modern era. Starring 7 CEOs, 3 VPs, 2 Whistleblowers, 1 Broker, 1 Spy, and 1 Really Big Mess. Find out when it's coming to your town, and check out the trailer.

From the director of Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media. An interview with The Corporation's companion book can be found here.

  • I don't know about the rest of you all, but I am looking forward to seeing this. Did any other monkeys see Outfoxed during the meetups the other week? I thought it was well done, but it seemed a bit like preaching to the choir. I mean, the folks who need to see it were watching the O'Reilley Factor that very night. I guess it did help in that it got the democratic base all fired up...
  • A version of The Corporation aired on TV Ontario, from which someone recorded it, digitized it, and uploaded it to the Open Source Films collection of the Internet Archive a couple of months ago. It was there to download for a day before being removed and I managed to get to see it that way. I loved it. Very original. I hope I get to see it in a theater.
  • *cough*suprnova*cough* I blogged about this excellent documentary, here and here. Great film, but I don't think I'd be able to sit through all 3 hours at once.
  • This is currently playing at the local film festival (at which, incidentally, I saw Fahrenheit 9/11 last night) and I'm going to try and convince teh hubby to come with me.
  • Finally saw this on Sundance. Damn.
  • With a cameo by our own General Smedley(man) Butler! (Ooops.)
  • It's a clever and enjoyable doc. Although a tad long, they could have cut maybe a half an hour off it. What puzzles me is why they don't make a doc called "The Government", because you can just as easily make a case for Government being prone to psychosis, no?