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Review on the film `Wag the Dog`

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in art, movies

p Review on the film `Wag the Dog`

2006

When dog wags the tail – it ‘s a normal proceeding but when tail wags the dog – it ‘s somewhat not quite normal . In first case dog is responsible fir the tail , in the second case – tail is responsible for the dog . So , responsibility is a very changeable value and it is necessary to arrange strong control over responsibility on the level of state policy – that is one of the main statements aimed in Wag the Dog ‘ by Barry Levinson . Surely , this phrase which [banner_entry_middle]

appeared in 1907 in Germany and means the control by subsidiary part over the main part hasn ‘t lost its meaning till our days . The director Barry Levinson showed that quite vivaciously to us

There is nothing denying that fact that Wag the Dog became a hot spot of discussions at once after being presented to the public judgement . The sharpest reason of that is that in his ‘ Wag the Dog ‘ the director Barry Levinson has combined a great deal of fun and a serious political background . He made one of the funniest comedies of our time and at the same time managed to create a film of huge political importance . To create a war with Albania in to make publics forget about actual President ‘s love adventure which is able to bury his leading positions – that ‘s a really genius idea . So-called phony war has been manufactured . Despite of rather simple film ‘s plot it gives a great deal of thinking . This phony war can be treated in different ways and one can find a lot of reasons why this war has been created . So , by whom was the war issued ? Who was the producer ‘ of this war ? If just to follow the scenario – the answer is rather clear : those are Conrad Stanley , and Winifred . But there is also other way of understanding of imagined war ‘s issues . According to this point of view Conrad , Stanley and Winifred are the products of the society they live in and their actions are provoked not by they pure desire to create new war but because the society demands war , it needs bright eye-catchers and spin doctor Conrad with the help of Hollywood producer Stanley Motss give the society what they want . So , it can be clearly seen that it would be too simple and not bright to identify these three protagonists as the only warmongers . The case is much deeper than it can seem at first glance . I wouldn ‘t identify Conrad , Stanley and Winifred as producers of that phony war . I think that main author of the phony war is the particularity of modern society to be eager of bright shows . The very purpose of protagonists of the film was not to arrange the vision of the war but just to make people shift their attention to other actions . And the best mean to do that was to give people such big hot show , as for example , the… [banner_entry_footer]

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