Sunday, March 8, 2015

Seven Days in May (1964)

Most likely will find the plot a bit over the top if not far fetched. Alexander Haig might not share that view: "As of now [1981], I am in control here." But two lessons of this film make it worth watching: (i) the liquor-laced world of Mad Men in the 1960s was not confined to Madison Avenue--it was just as true of the government at the highest reaches; and (ii) the Fox News audience is not a group that sprung up after Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch found their cable niche--it was as strong, and in some ways stronger and more dimwitted and wrong-headed--then as it is now.  

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