A and A's Movie A Day

Watching movies until we run out.

Medium Cool

November 24, 2011

Medium Cool

Amanda insisted for months that we needed to have this movie in our collection, and I have to agree with her. It’s a movie she was introduced to in school as part of a film history class. It’s a movie with a lot of important things to say about the impartiality of the media and tumultuous times, which made it ideal for a history class, but it’s somewhat spooky to watch it now. It’s frightening how much of this movie appears to apply to our world of today.

At the time this movie was made in the late sixties the nation was mired in an unpopular war and people were occupying the streets to protest iniquities perpetrated on the common man by an uncaring minority in political power. The movie follows a television reporter as he covers events in Chicago from the assassination of Bobby Kennedy up through the riots at the Chicago Democratic convention.

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