Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media Review


Noam Chomsky, toward the beginning of Manufacturing Consent, tells someone that he can't imagine why an audience would want to watch him talk for an hour. Heh, I wish! Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick give us nearly three full hours of Noam Noam Noam, largely interviews conducted directly with the famed linguist/political meddler, and outtakes from public interviews he gave throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the result of following him around the world. Unfortunately, putting Chomsky on a pulpit for three hours isn't really the best way to get his message across (a deep and thorough indictment of politics, the media, and corporate leadership). A little more context and some judicious editing could have given the film longer legs.


Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Facts and Figures

Run time: 167 mins

In Theaters: Friday 6th November 1992

Distributed by: New Video Group

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 7

IMDB: 8.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Himself, as Himself - Interviewer, Edward S. Herman as Himself, William F. Buckley as Himself (uncredited), as Himself (uncredited), as Himself (uncredited), as Himself (uncredited)

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