EAN-139780800199104   EAN-13 barcode 9780800199104
Product NameTV Nation, Volume 1 [VHS]
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie / TV
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0800199103
Price New18.96 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used33.00 US Dollars    (curriencies)
CastMichael Moore, Rusty Cundieff, Jon Derevlany, Karen Duffy, Ben Hamper
BindingVHS Tape
FormatColor, NTSC, HiFi Sound
Run Time116 minutes
Long DescriptionTV Nation , which first aired in the summer of 1994, in its own small way, made history. Michael Moore, director of the shambling working-class documentaries Roger & Me and The Big One and the subsequent Bravo! cable program The Awful Truth , persuaded NBC to give him a run of hour-long shows that would enlist the talents of pop-culture correspondents from Karen Duffy to Steven Wright in the name of confrontational TV. Opening with a jump-cutting montage of loaded images, to the alternating synthesized plucked strings and heavy-metal guitar of tomandandy, and punctuated by nonsensical polls conducted by Widgery & Associates, TV Nation took Moore and his colleagues up (inside skyscrapers), down (into bomb shelters), and around the globe--even to the Ukraine--to confront the exploiters, polluters, and hypocrites threatening Moore's peaceable and generally liberal-minded view of the world. Now, thanks to the miracle of videotape, you can see what you missed or want to see again and again--and even a little bit more. Volume 1 comprises the first show and the year-end special, as well as a segment about condoms ("for the snugger fit") too controversial to be aired. Can Yaphet Kotto get a taxi in New York City? Need to buy a cheap house--in the former Love Canal? Should the U.S. invade France to restore politeness? Even if Moore doesn't provide definitive answers, he makes asking such questions a necessary, if embarrassing, activity. Granted, Moore directed these shows when the American economy--and the popularity of political and financial authority figures--seemed much less robust (or much less hyped). But TV Nation will keep you laughing at the same time as you're spreading the fingers in front of your reddened face to witness the apocalypse through Moore's jaundiced eyes. --Robert Burns Neveldine
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