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Feature Movies : Featuring Journalists & The Media

Many feature films have been made over the years about the role of journalists in the media.Here are some of them.

1. ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN 1976 .Directed  by Alan Pakula : About reporters from the Washington Post investigating Watergate & Nixon.

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2. ALMOST FAMOUS  2000. Directed by Cameron Crowe : About a teenager breaking into rock journalism with Rolling Stone Magazine.

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3. THE CHINA SYNDROME 1979. Directed by James Bridges : Investigation into a Nuclear Power Plant disaster cover up.

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4. CITIZEN CANE 1941. Directed by Orson Wells : Story of a newspaper tycoon.

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5. FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VAGAS 1998. Directed by terry Gilliam : A Hunter S Thompson ‘GONZO JOURNALISM’ investigation.

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6. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO 2009. Directed by Niles Arden : Part 1 of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy exposing corruption in Swedish society.

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7. GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK 2005. Directed by George Clooney : Story of 50’s US  tv journalist Edward R Murrow.

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8. THE INSIDER 1999. Directed by Michael Mann : Story of a 60 mins story to expose the tobacco industry.

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9. NETWORK 1976. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Story about the on air breakdown of a veteran tv news anchor man

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10. SALVADOR 1986. Directed by Oliver Stone : Story of a war photographer covering the civil war in El Salvador.

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11. SHATTERED GLASS 2003. Directed by Billy Ray : Story about fabrication of news stories in the press.

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12. TALK RADIO 1988. Directed by Oliver Stone : Story about the on air rants of talk back radio show host.

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13. THE TRUMAN SHOW 1998. Directed by Peter Weir : Big Brother like tv show star finds out the truth about his life.

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14. THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY 1982. Directed by Peter Weir : Story about an Australian journalist investigating Indonesian politics.

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For a more complete list : http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/journalistsmovies.html

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