Author Archives: Macklin Brigham

“You Said to Be Cool, But I’m Already Coolest”: Who Are the Real ‘Merchants of Cool?’

“Teens are the most studied generation in history” (00.39) by advertisers. Merchants of Cool is a PBS documentary film that explores the various ways in which brands study these teens in order to successfully market their product. This documentary argues … Continue reading

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Spinning the Truth: The Role of Public Relations as seen in “Wag the Dog”

Wag The Dog (1997) • Barry Levinson [Director] Starring Robert De Niro, Larry Beinhart, and Hilary Henkin Written by: Raquell Muniz, Katie McGarrity, and Macklin Brigham Date: November 08, 2016 Spinning the Truth: The Role of Public Relations as seen … Continue reading

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The Dominant ‘Social Network’: How the Film Shows that Facebook has Still Got It

The Social Network (2010) • David Fincher [Director] Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake Written by: Raquell Muniz, Katie McGarrity, and Macklin Brigham Date: November 1st, 2016 The Dominant Social Network: How the Film Proves Facebook has Still … Continue reading

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“The Iraqi Mindfuck”: What is Truth in ‘Live from Bagdhad’?

Live From Baghdad (2002) • Mick Jackson [Director] Starring Michael Keaton, Helena Bonham Carter and Joshua Leonard Written by: Raquell Muniz, Katie McGarrity, and Macklin Brigham Date: October 24, 2016 “The Iraqi Mindfuck”: What is Truth in Live from Baghdad? … Continue reading

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Guilty by Suspicion: Social Constructs, Institutions, and Censorship in a Time of Mass Paranoia

  Guilty by Suspicion provides a dramatized insight into one of America’s darkest times: the era of McCarthyism.  With the approval of Congress, Senator Joe McCarthy headed the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in response to the Red Scare in … Continue reading

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