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  • A Uniter and A Fighter: Bush and Walker Videos Illustrate Appeals

    07/07/2015 12:17:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 7, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    To see how Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are approaching the 2016 presidential campaign, listen to the background music in the web videos their respective campaigns released Tuesday. The soundtrack to Mr. Bush’s video is a series of simple piano scales, from low to high notes, representing the sort of happy-warrior optimism from a candidate who said he’d only seek the White House if he could do so “joyfully.” Mr. Bush narrates the video from footage acquired at his various campaign events. For Mr. Walker’s video – a setup to his planned campaign launch next Monday – the foreboding orchestral...
  • Amazing Race episode set in Hanoi sparks outrage over use of B-52 as prop, communist song

    03/21/2013 11:00:39 AM PDT · by Doogle · 45 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/21/13 | FOX
    The popular CBS reality show "The Amazing Race” is under fire for featuring an episode set in Hanoi, Vietnam, where contestants go to a B-52 Memorial, which is the wreckage of an American bomber plane shot down during the Vietnam War, to find the next clue in their televised round-the-world journey. In the episode, the twisted metal of the downed plane is treated as any other prop, with a bright ‘Amazing Race’ ‘Double-U-Turn’ signed planted in front of it, signifying to contestants the next phase of their scavenger hunt. The show also had contestants learn a song that was performed...
  • Why the National Treasure movies became hits

    01/13/2008 5:46:57 PM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 10 replies · 79+ views
    www.davidbordwell.net ^ | 1/5/08 | David Bordwell
    DB here: More informative about American history than Fahrenheit 9/11. More brain-teasing, and far more enjoyable, than I’m Not There. Less graphically violent than almost any other movie you’re likely to see. What else could I be talking about but National Treasure: Book of Secrets? Jerry Bruckheimer is, in my view, the most astute producer now working in Hollywood. I could cite many proofs, but let’s stick just to the first National Treasure. Here’s a movie with no pop music, no cusswords, no naked ladies, no drugs, no screwing, and scarcely any violence. (One bad guy accidentally falls to his...
  • Murdoch tries to hold off takeover

    11/09/2004 11:07:24 AM PST · by JZelle · 2 replies · 820+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-9-04 | Chris Baker
    From combined dispatches Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., the world's fifth-largest media company and owner of the Fox broadcast network and Fox News Channel, adopted a plan to thwart any hostile takeover after John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. sa