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Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

Unrated | | Documentary | 19 November 2004 (UK)
A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

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Robert Kane Pappas

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vincent Bugliosi ... Himself - Attorney, Author
Jeff Cohen Jeff Cohen ... Himself - Founder of FAIR
Dennis Kucinich ... Himself
Charles Lewis Charles Lewis ... Himself - Founder of the Center for Public Integrity
Mark Lloyd Mark Lloyd ... Himself - Visiting Professor M.I.T.
Robert McChesney Robert McChesney ... Himself - Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mark Crispin Miller Mark Crispin Miller ... Himself - Author, Professor, New York University
Michael Moore ... Himself
John Nichols John Nichols ... Himself
Greg Palast Greg Palast ... Himself - Reporter
Tim Robbins ... Himself (archive footage)
Bernie Sanders ... Himself - Congressman from Vermont
Danny Schechter Danny Schechter ... Himself - Author
Helen Thomas ... Herself
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A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2004 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,059, 25 July 2004

Gross USA:

$20,389

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,389
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Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color
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[first lines]
Author: We falsely think of our country as a democracy, when it has evolved into a media-o-cracy, where a media which is supposed to *check* political abuse is part of political abuse.
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Important, frightening, disgusting, true and you must see it
3 June 2004 | by mmrobinsSee all my reviews

I've only begun watching documentary films like this recently due in large part to the success of Michael Moore's films. This film is right up there with Moore's films in quality, in thought provoking content, and in sad truth. This is the kind of film that it terrifies me to see but I'm glad that I saw it. I remember when I read 1984 in high school and I thought it was great that there was literature like that so that the kind of events that take place in 1984 could never happen in real life. Orwell would be rolling in his grave because those kind of events are happening now, and this movie makes is frighteningly, frighteningly obvious. I don't care if you consider yourself Repbulican, Democrat or Independent, if you have any care for truth watch this film. The news will never look the same again.


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