Wit

Ace In The Hole

There’s not a soft or sentimental passage in Billy Wilder’s “Ace In The Hole” from 1951, a portrait of rotten journalism and the public’s insatiable appetite for it.  It’s easy to blame the press for its portraits of self-destructing celebrities, philandering preachers, corrupt politicians and bragging serial killers, but who loves those stories?  The public does!
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Freedom

Citizen Kane

Orson Welles first gained national notoriety with his astounding radio broadcast on October 30, 1938.  Radio was the big deal back then and Welles conceived a retelling, of sorts, of the H.G. Welles classic, ‘War of the Worlds’.   In his adaptation for radio, Welles broke the sequence of events down into discrete parts – complete with sound effects and on-the-scene news reports of the invading aliens.

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