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Movies About Journalists

 

 

(Updated November 30, 2015)Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday

Last night I decided to channel my grief about the death of the newspaper industry into compiling a list of movies about journalists. I queried the Twitterverse and Google (which, interestingly, came up with different suggestions). Here’s what I’ve found so far. Please add others in the comments section or email me and I’ll add titles to the list.

Movies About Print Journalists:
A Mighty Heart (2007)
Absence of Malice (1981)
Ace In The Hole (1951)
Adaptation (2002)
All The President’s Men (1976)
Almost Famous (2000)
The Bedford Incident (1965)
The Big Carnival (1951)
The Big Clock (1948)
The Blessed Event (1932)
Blood Diamond (2006)
Call Northside 777 (1948)
Capote (2005)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Continental Divide (1981)
Dan in Real Life (2007)
The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Deadline USA (1952)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Die Hard (1988)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Fletch (1985)
Five Star Final (1931)
The Front Page (1931, 1974)
Green Zone (2010)
Hellraiser VII: Deader (2005)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2008)
Johnny Come Lately (1943)
It Happened One Night (1934)
The Killing Fields (1984)
I Love Trouble (1994)
The Mean Season (1985)
Meet John Doe (1941)
The Paper (1994)
The Parallax View (1974)
Park Row (1952)
The Pelican Brief (1994)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Quiet American (1958, 2002)
Reds (1981)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Salvador (1986)
Scandal Sheet (1940, 1952)
Sex and the City (2008)
The Soloist (2009)
Shattered Glass (2003)
Spotlight (2015)
State of Play (2009)
Superman (1978, 2006)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Under Fire (1983)
Wag the Dog (1997)
Woman of the Year (1942)
The Year of Living Dangerously (1983)
Zodiac (2007)

Movies About Television Journalists:
Broadcast News (1987)
The China Syndrome (1979)
Eyewitness (1981)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Good Night and Good Luck (2005)
The Insider (1999)
Live from Baghdad (2002)
Mad City (1997)
Network (1976)
Street Smart (1987)
Switching Channels (1988)
To Die For (1995)
Up Close and Personal (1996)

Movies About Radio Journalists:
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Documentaries About Journalists:
Citizen McCaw (2008)
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)
Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)

Gold Diggers of 1933 at Bard Summerscape


Bard Summerscape’s handsome brochure landed in my mail box today. The cultural festivities include a film festival dedicated to “Cinéma Transcontinentale: America, Russia, & France in the 1930s.” Gold Diggers of 1933 sounds terrific. I love the photo.

Gold Diggers of 1933
1933, directed by Mervyn LeRoy
This is easily one of the most remarkable Hollywood musicals to use the Great Depression as a backdrop and plot element, most notably in the number “Remember My Forgotten Man,” featuring lines of unemployed ex-servicemen. Generally, though, the mood is lighthearted and hilarious, especially when then-newcomer Ginger Rogers sings a chorus of “We’re in the Money” in pig Latin, wearing a costume of dollar bills. Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, and Ruby Keeler star in this dizzy showbiz comedy, choreographed with surreal flair by Busby Berkeley.
96 minutes
July 13 at 7 pm

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