Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie - Trailer
Director Seth KramerYear 2013Genre(s) Documentaries
Morton Downey Jr. was unequivocally the most controversial talk show host of the 80s with his heated, high intensity and often violent show 'The Morton Downey Jr. Show' which had an air of Jerry Springer about it with the guests sometimes getting into altercations over issues that were amplified by Morton's loud shrieking, insults, his in-your-face attitude and his audience's giddy mob mentality. He really was the pioneer of 'Trash Television' before the likes of reality TV as we know it hit the networks with the constant stream of 'Jersey Shore' and 'The Hills' style shows that viewers everywhere devoured daily. It was a short lived by shocking show that captivated audiences and certainly left its mark on TV culture today.
'Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie' is a documentary on the seismic effect that presenters such as he had on modern television. It has been directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger ('The Linguists', 'The New Recruits') and features interviews from the likes of Sally Jessy Raphael, Herman Cain, Pat Buchanan, Chris Elliott and Gloria Allred as well as members of Morton's own family. The movie will be available on demand and in movie theatres in the US from June 7th 2013.
Starring: Gloria Allred, Glenn Beck, Chris Elliott, Morton Downey Jr., Michele Bachmann, Richard Bey, Bill Boggs, Pat Buchanan
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