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Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

Unrated | | Documentary | 19 November 2004 (UK)
A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.


Robert Kane Pappas




Credited cast:
Vincent Bugliosi ... Self - Attorney, Author
Jeff Cohen Jeff Cohen ... Self - Founder of FAIR
Dennis Kucinich ... Self
Charles Lewis Charles Lewis ... Self - Founder of the Center for Public Integrity
Mark Lloyd Mark Lloyd ... Self - Visiting Professor M.I.T.
Robert McChesney Robert McChesney ... Self - Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mark Crispin Miller Mark Crispin Miller ... Self - Author, Professor, New York University
Michael Moore ... Self
John Nichols John Nichols ... Self
Greg Palast Greg Palast ... Self - Reporter
Tim Robbins ... Self (archive footage)
Bernie Sanders ... Self - Congressman from Vermont
Danny Schechter Danny Schechter ... Self - Author
Helen Thomas ... Self


A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

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[first lines]
Author: We falsely think of our country as a democracy, when it has evolved into a media-o-cracy, where a media which is supposed to *check* political abuse is part of political abuse.
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Better then others of its kind
22 September 2004 | by zsternSee all my reviews

This movie surpassed my expectations. More straight forward documentary style so it is not as "entertaining" as some others but for those interested in the collapse of our democracy in recent years this is a must see. More disturbing then Far. 9/11 or murdochs war on journalism. This movie contained more new stories then did either of the other movies. Makes you not want to even watch TV anymore. It is well worth the 30 bucks that I spent. Its one of those things where you know in a limited way the things that are going on but to see them presented all in one place at one time is thought provoking to say the least. It also really is a movie that the media would not want you to see as evidenced by the statistics presented in the movie. Buy it, watch it then give it to everyone you know.

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19 November 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Orwell przewraca się w grobie See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,059, 25 July 2004

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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)


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