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Pictures don’t lie?

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• Mediation in Media • Subject is turned into something else
– Has been chosen - think of iconographic photos – Aware or not - still being made into something different

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Doctored Photos of Beruit Bombing

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• Mental, Direct, and Mediated Images

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Marilyn Monroe as Icon in “The Seven Year Itch”

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Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn An impersonator

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Ideology

JibJab - "This Land is Your Land"

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McCain Commercial

Obama Commercial

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• Remember the graphics at the conventions? A lot of people did…

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• Ideology is everywhere

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• Film is more suited than painting or photography to capture reality • Film can record an event in time - “an imprint of the duration of the object” • Art is motivated to capture reality • How “real” or “objective” is media? • As objective as we all are…

The Zapruder Film

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• Outfoxed, 2004 • Dir. by Robert Greenwald • Other films: Iraq for Sale, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price • Grassroots marketing on the internet & direct sales, YouTube, viral video • Outfoxed on the Web • robertgreenwald.org/

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