WAG THE DOG – the power of film images

Robert De Niro in WAG THE DOG (1997)

Don’t believe what you see! It’s hard, I’ll give you that. With video content by ISIS cropping up all over the internet, it becomes very believable that they indeed do pose a threat to the USA – or do they? Maybe it’s all a farce, maybe even a hoax … Mayhaps the story was even set up by the US military to get more funding? Now we are in film plot land: If you have watched WAG THE DOG with Robert de Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Kirsten Dunst you might want to watch it again, if only to savour the brilliant irony in this milestone of political cinema.

If you haven’t … well, maybe you should. Your perception of film images, be it on big or small screens, will never be the same.[aartikel]0780622561:left[/aartikel]

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About Elisabeth Schabus (477 Articles)
I see, I like, I write ... mostly about cinema and actors, but also about politics or economy. In English, auf Deutsch, på svenska. This ORF trained news journalist (TV, radio), who has also worked in corporate publishing for international brands and written/edited tons of magazines, has become a blogger out of passion.

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