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TV viewer critiqueby Critical Commons Manager
A TV personality advises a politician to reform his personality and public persona to appeal to the lowest of the low: uneducated simpleton TV viewers. The mise en abyme structure of A Face in the Crowd allows the filmmakers to present a devastating critique of TV and its audiences, while distancing the movie viewers from similar concerns.
A critique of the conjunction of television and politics in A Face in the Crowd
Andy Griffith reforms a presidential candidate's public profile by appealing to the lowest common denominator: moronic TV viewers
- from A Face in the Crowd (1957)
- Creator: Elia Kazan
- Posted by Critical Commons Manager