Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Director: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick Cast: William F. Buckley, Noam Chomsky


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This documentary that explains the thoughts and actions of Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include reflections by Chomsky on the film, an interview with Michel Foucault, biographies, production notes, and clips from a 1969 debate with William F. Buckley. This is a solid release from Zeitgest.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2002
UPC: 0795975101332
Original Release: 1993
Rating: NR
Source: Zeitgeist Films
Time: 2:47:00
Sales rank: 11,140

Special Features

Noam Chomsky reflects on the film; Extended excerpts from the 1969 "Firing Line" debate with William F. Buckley Jr.; Never-before-seen 1971 discussion with Michel Foucault; Filmmaker bios and production notes

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "The World's Most Important Intellectual" [7:58]
2. Nim Chimpsky: Father of Linguistics [7:05]
3. The Menace of Liberalism [4:02]
4. So Curious, So Arrogant [4:27]
5. The Manufacturing of Consent [2:55]
6. Parental Influences [6:35]
7. A Propaganda Model [4:26]
8. Agenda Setters [9:09]
9. The War for Men's Minds [12:43]
10. Media, Pa. [5:10]
11. Exotic Information [2:46]
12. Southeast Asia: A Case Study [14:31]
13. All the News That's Fit to Print [13:21]
14. What's a Documentary [1:41]
15. And in This Corner [5:44]
16. Conspiracy Theories [7:09]
17. Nightline [:44]
18. A Free Society [5:50]
19. Holocaust Denier? [6:44]
20. Organizing for Change [11:17]
21. Alternative Media [4:30]
22. Alternatives to Capitalism [15:47]
23. Necessary Illusions [5:03]
24. People Get Ready [2:18]

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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To understand why our contact with the news is so limited, and how it's selected, watch this far-reaching documentary about the difference between "free" and "fascist" societies--the latter able to coerce public cooperation with force, the former forced to shape public opinion through ownership and control of the media. Though there are signs that Chomsky's message is finally getting through to some of today's television commentators, the extent of the media's manipulation of our consciousness is probed by reporting this "lone voice crying in the wilderness." The "story" we are hearing is the story corporate America wants us to hear.