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Medium Cool (1969) News Media & The 1968 DNC DVD, Download, USB Drive

Medium Cool (1969) News Media & The 1968 DNC DVD, Download, USB Drive
Medium Cool (1969) News Media & The 1968 DNC DVD, Download, USB Drive
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The Landmark 1969 Film Directed By Haskell Wexler That Dares You To Look Past The Media Spectacle Of The 1968 Democratic National Convention And Unmasks The Secret Agents And Provocateurs On All Sides, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1969, 1 Hour 51 Minutes.) #MediumCool #The1968DemocraticNationalConvention #The1968DNC #ChicagoPoliceRiot #GrantPark #AgentProvocateurs #MediaSpectacles #Yippies #Counterculture #TheSixties #Sixties #PoliceRiots #AmericanHistory #USHistory #UnitedStatesHistory #HistoryOfTheUnitedStates #HistoryOfTheUS #MP4 #VideoDownload #DVD

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When a local TV cameraman who has come to see life through his camera lens is fired for protesting the use by law enforcement authorities of his film to sift for suspects, his disillusionment is turned back upon the media itself when he covers the 1968 Democratic National Convention. This provocative analysis of the shadow play that the governmental/mass media complex was back then is even more pertinent in our own era. Winner of the 1969 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival's Grand Prize, Nominated for the 1970 Directors Guild of America's DGA Award, and Winner of the 2003 National Film Preservation Board's National Film Registry Award.

Direction:
Haskell Wexler

Writing:
Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz

Cast::
Robert Forster ... John Cassellis
Verna Bloom ... Eileen
Peter Bonerz ... Gus
Marianna Hill ... Ruth
Harold Blankenship ... Harold
Charles Geary ... Harold's Father
Sid McCoy ... Frank Baker
Christine Bergstrom ... Dede
William Sickingen ... News Director
Robert McAndrew ... Pennybaker
Marrian Walters ... Social Worker
Beverly Younger ... Rich Lady
Edward Croke ... Plain-clothesman
Doug Kimball ... Newscaster
Peter Boyle ... Gun Clinic Manager
Georgia Todda ... Secretary
Sandra Ann Roberts ... Blonde in Car
Janet Langhart ... Maid
Jeff Donaldson ... Black Militant
Bill Sharp ... Black Militant
Robert Paige ... Black Militant
Richard Abrams ... Black Militant
Walter Bradford ... Black Militant
Russell Davis ... Black Militant
Felton Perry ... Black Militant
Val Grey ... Black Militant
Livingston Lewis ... Black Militant
Barbara Jones ... Black Militant
John Jackson ... Black Militant
Linda Handelman ... Gun Clinic Lady
Maria Friedman ... Gun Clinic Lady
Kathryn Schubert ... Gun Clinic Lady
Barbara Brydenthal ... Gun Clinic Lady
Elizabeth Moisant ... Gun Clinic Lady
Rose Bormacher ... Gun Clinic Lady
China Lee ... Roller Derby Patron
Roger Phillips
Robert Blankenship
Jim Jacobs ... Kennedy Student (as James Jacobs)
Spence Jackson ... Kennedy Student
Dorien Suhr ... Kennedy Student
Kenneth Whitener ... Kennedy Student
Connie Fleischauer ... Kennedy Student
Mary Smith ... Kennedy Student
Nancy Lee Noble ... Kennedy Student (as Nancy Noble)
Simone Zorn ... Media Person
Madeleine Marcou ... Media Person
Mickey Pallas ... Media Person
Morris Bleckman ... Media Person
Lester Brownlee ... Media Person (as Lestre Brownlee)
Linn Ehrlich ... Media Person
Wally Wright ... Media Person
Sam Ventura ... Media Person
George Bouillet ... Media Person
Richard J. Daley ... Himself (uncredited)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself - Giving Final Speech (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sirri Murad ... Himself (uncredited)
Haskell Wexler ... Cameraman on Scaffold (uncredited)


Medium Cool is a 1969 American drama film written and directed by Haskell Wexler and starring Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill and Harold Blankenship. Released on August 27, 1969, it takes place in Chicago in the summer of 1968. It was notable for Wexler's use of cinema verite-style documentary filmmaking techniques, as well as for combining fictional and non-fictional content. The movie was met with widespread acclaim from numerous critics, including Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel of Siskel & Ebert, both calling the movie a "well-crafted masterpiece." The movie was also named one of the greatest movies of 1969, as well as one of the most influential movies in the New Hollywood movement. Robert Forster was also met with universal acclaim for his performance. In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".