Could it Happen Here?: Demagogues in the Movies & TV

Let’s discuss demagogues in the movies and TV. Could it happen here? (apologies to Sinclair Lewis) – some would say it already has...

 

MOSLEY (1998)

 

JEEVES & WOOSTER (1990-93)

Jeeves & Wooster: Roderick Spode 6

 

 

THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA (2020)

Lindbergh becomes president - The Plot Against America

 

A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957) – remind you of anyone?

"Good night, you stupid people!" clip from A FACE IN THE CROWD

 

Then there were three from Burt Lancaster:

 

THE RAINMAKER (1956)

The Rainmaker (1956)

 

ELMER GANTRY (1960)

Burt Lancaster "Elmer Gantry" first scene, "Let's pray together!"

 

SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (1964)

"Seven Days in May" (1964 - John Frankenheimer | Paramount)

 

V FOR VENDETTA (2005)

V for Vendetta - Chancelor Sutler's Introduction

 

ALL THE KING’S MEN (1949)

Willie Stark speech - "All the Kings Men" (1949)

 

THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER (2016)

The Childhood of a Leader Trailer 1 (2016) - Liam Cunningham Movie

 

MAX (2002)

Max - Take A Shit On A Canvas

 

Was the V mini-series prophetic…?

V Miniseries - Scientists conspiracy uncovered

 

1984 (1984): the boot’s on the other foot for John Hurt this time…and ‘stamping on a human face— forever.’

1984 (9/11) Movie CLIP - Vision of the Future (1984) HD

On a lighter note.

Who’s this little chap from The Boys from Brazil (1978)?

Funniest scene from The Boys from Brazil (1978)

 

Let’s discuss a few I might have overlooked…

Stephen Arnell

Culture Comment Content Provider. Portrait courtesy of artist Darren Coffield. 'Non satis me tempo'

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