Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Newspapers on the Big Screen

Ana Estela de Sousa Pinto asked the newscoach forum to provide names of favorite newspaper movies. Rene Kaluza compiled the list from responses.

Links go to IMDB or epinions' reviews.

-30- aka Deadline Midnight
A Case of Libel
Absence of Malice
Ace in the Hole
All the President's Men
Blessed Event
Blood Diamonds
Broadcast News

Citizen Kane
Continental Divide
Deadline USA
Fletch Lives
Capturing the Friedmans
Foreign Correspondent

Good Night and Good Luck
His Girl Friday

I Love Trouble
Inherit the Wind
Live from Baghdad
Meet John Doe
Northside 777
Nothing Sacred
Shattered Glass
Switching Channels
Teacher's Pet

The China Syndrome
The Insider
The Killing Fields
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Paper
The Pelican Brief
The Quiet American
The Shipping News
The Year of Living Dangerously
True Crime
Under Fire
Up Close and Personal

Woman of the Year

I'd add, "Somewhere I'll Find You," a 1942 film featuring Clark Gable as a war correspondent, who as the film ends, is dictating his battle story and he repeats the line, "More To Come!" as a warning to the Japanese. The story he dictates is pretty moving, rather Ernie Pyle-like in style. Lots better than many of today's boilerplate "all soldiers are heroes" even though the underlying theme is the same.

A couple of others:
Parallax View
The Finger Points

A little more removed from journalism, "Penny Serenade."

And the previously mentioned 1929 "Copy."

Any others?

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