As promised in class, I have given everyone more time to write a post on "A Face in the Crowd." I wanted to make sure we finished the film in class so that your post can cover the whole film.
Since I canceled one post and provided more time to write this one, I'm going to expect a bit more: This post should be a minimum of 400 words and it should attempt to use some of the film analysis vocabulary found in the "film vocabulary" handout I gave you. You should also use the resources I've provided on the film in this post to get your basic facts straight about such matters as character names. You should also consult this excellent synopsis and analysis of the film here to refresh your memory about key plot points, quotes, themes, etc.
Please be sure to discuss the film as it relates to our recent discussions about mass media, the "star system," radio and television. In what ways does this film intentionally address issues central to Media Ecology as a field of study? What do the filmmakers have to say about the impact of mass media on such things as our political, social, and economic system----not to mention the individuals who create, manage, and exemplify the "star system"?
Note: You are writing to other people who have all recently seen this film, thus you do not need to spend a lot of time summarizing the plot or "retelling the story" of what happened in the film. Assume we watched it and are able to remember what we saw a few days ago. Analyze the film, don't summarize it.