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“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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Nixon vs. America: The Government, the Pentagon Papers, and Informed Citizenship

The Most Dangerous Man in America • 2010 Rich Goldsmith & Judith Ehrlich  [Directors] Written by: Raquell Muniz, Katie McGarrity, and Macklin Brigham Date: September 27, 2016 Nixon vs. America: The Government, the Pentagon Papers, and Informed Citizenship First and … Continue reading

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The Name of the Rose: The Book Which Kills

The Name of the Rose • 1986 – Jean-Jacques Annaud [Director] Starring Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger Written by: Raquell Muniz, Katie McGarrity, and Macklin Brigham Date: September 20, 2016 The Book Which Kills The Name of the Rose, … Continue reading

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“Reel Bad Arabs”: The Micro Picture

Reel Bad Arabs • 2004 – Sut Jhally [Director] Written by (the film) Jack Shaheen, Jeremy Earp Written by: Raquell Muniz, Katie McGarrity, Macklin Brigham Date: September 13, 2016 Although it is a fictitious film, watching The Truman Show with … Continue reading

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Media Literacy and The Truman Show (1998)

The Truman Show • 1998 – Peter Weir [Director] Starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Ed Harris, and Natascha McElhone Written by: Raquell Muniz, Katie McGarrity, and Macklin Brigham Date: September 5th, 2016  Are we “trapped in a fake world?” Media … Continue reading

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