Ken Kimmelman, Emmy award-winning filmmaker and Aesthetic Realism consultant, says about this upcoming class in his course “If It Moves, It Can Move You”: Opposites in the Cinema:
Filmmakers have been very interested in the newspaper business. Some films have shown courageous journalists fighting for justice. But many others have shown the conceit of press persons driven by contempt, using their power to manipulate the news—to lie about the facts, withhold information, damage and even destroy people’s lives—for their own glory and profit. A good film about the press gives dramatic, aesthetic form to the battle between ethics and ego, good will and ill will, truth and sleazy self-importance.
The films I’ll be discussing in this class are: Ace in the Hole, Veronica Guerin, The Front Page