#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – “A Face in the Crowd” charts the rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. Marcia Jeffries is the innocent Sarah Lawrence girl who discovers the great man in a back-country jail and is the first to fall under his spell.
Plot: The rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. Marcia Jeffries is the innocent Sarah Lawrence girl who discovers the great man in a back-country jail and is the first to fall under his spell.
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media on trial
hymn Most people will think this movie is about Andy Griffith as Lonsome Rhodes, hick entertainer storyteller megalomaniac. What this film REALLY is is a condemnation of mass media and how the media builds up people to images they can’t possibly fulfill. Take Griffith, small town drunk, in jail, with a story to tell and a woman to record it. His story goes over with the public and the woman decides to make Rhodes a media darling. On the other side of the screen is the smoke filled room political machine out to publicize a washed up yokel as politician that they put up for election. Sound familiar? See the film NETWORK and compare Rhodes to the Peter Finch character, Howard Beale.
This film is a scathing indictment of misuse of media, pseudo stardom and all that goes with it. It is allegory to be sure, but then everything old is new again. Take a look at the so called “celebrities” of today and how they got that way and what makes them tick… then watch “A Face In The Crowd!!!!!
Supposedly critizized for being too unrealistic when first released, “A Face in the Crowd” shows the results of when demagogues and image makers take control of the media. With television ads relying on image and labels over issues, this movie is more relevant today than when it was made. Lonesome Rhodes could very well be working for the RNC today.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min), 1 hr 44 min (104 min) (West Germany)
Genre Drama, Music
Director Elia Kazan
Writer Budd Schulberg (story), Budd Schulberg (screenplay)
Actors Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Newtown Productions
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (open matte DVD), 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm