Monday, April 23, 2007

Monday April 23, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:45 AM
Understanding Media
continued from Nov. 28, 2003

Ben Brantley in this morning's New York Times:

"Television mows down a titan in 'Frost/Nixon,' the briskly entertaining new play by Peter Morgan* about the 1977 face-off between its title characters, the British talk show host (as in David) and the former American president (as in Richard M.)….

Structured as a prize fight between two starkly ambitious men in professional crisis, 'Frost/Nixon' makes it clear that the competitor who controls the camera reaps the spoils."

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Another application of this
"control the camera" philosophy:
the multimedia manifesto of
the Virginia Tech author of
"Richard McBeef"

(a play excerpted above).
The New York Times on the author
  (of "Frost/Nixon," not of "Richard McBeef")–
"[The author] had a particularly difficult time connecting with his peers… due in large part to the language barrier, which made communication with classmates nearly impossible. Though standing apart from the pack can at times be a deeply troubling experience for a youngster, it provided the imaginative [author] with a unique perspective not afforded to the vast majority of his peers."

1 Comment

  1. Understanding AND Media don’t belong in the same sentence.

    Comment by BlueCollarGoddess — Monday, April 23, 2007 @ 8:41 AM

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