Sunday, December 9, 2012

Media Moment: Network/The Effort

In our class we have viewed films regarding how various people are represented in the media. While I do not recall the title of the film pertaining to Asians in the media, I do recall hearing the line showcased in the movie Network.

The infamous line "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" has been referenced and pop culture many times, as this is used in the movie to criticize TV news.  The line has also been criticized in the film, when it is used against Vietnam.  The expression is also very broad, as it can be applied to many things, such as how The Effort has utilized it.

I originally heard this line sampled in the song above.  It's interesting how something can receive criticism, but also be altered for a creative purpose as a cry for social change.  Although this can be seen as a more positive purpose, was it wrong for The Effort to change the context of the original quote, considering its use in Network?

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