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The Tyranny of the Camera

The presence of cameras everywhere a candidate goes has not resulted in a "more real" look at candidates. Rather, the opposite has happened. Sarah Palin is always playing the character Sarah Palin. Those who lack the ability to perform 24-7-365 inevitably slip, cause a scandal, and are run out of a job.

The Tyranny of the Camera

Greed: Stroheim's $64,000 Question

Even at only 4 hours, the film feels like a Russian novel. It gives the lives of American plebs the Dostoevskian treatment. The Death Valley finale truly feels like the culmination of a lifetime.

Greed: Stroheim's $64,000 Question