your petrochemical arms (erdbeermund) wrote in indie_films,
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the press on film

I'm trying to make a list of movies that deal with the press, reporters, newsrooms, the power of the press... Newspapers.
It's for my roommate. I'm trying to bring him something beyond The Paper or I Love Trouble.
I know there are great movies on the subject and I haven't maybe given the matter much thought or research but below is the list of movies I've come up with.
Do you have any other ideas?


Absence of Malice
Zodiac
The Killing Fields
Gandhi
All the President's Men
His Girl Friday
Three Days of the Condor
Lonelyhearts
Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival)
La dolce vita
The Year of Living Dangerously
Veronica Guerin
Citizen Kane


There are obviously a hundred movies I'm missing. The Insider, maybe?
He's an aspiring newspaper man and I feel like he has an appreciation for realistic depictions of newsrooms and investigative reporters and what-not. We saw Blood Diamond and it evoked from him a very compelling speech about the power to change the world with journalism.
Oh yeah. And I included La dolce vita here but I haven't yet convinced him of the error of his ways regarding his aversion to subtitled films...
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