A Cry in the Dark

PhotobucketPhotobucketAbsorbing true life drama about one of the most controversial murder cases in Australian history. Film’s dissection of how the media shapes the “truth” should be mandatory viewing for any reporter. Meryl Streep, in an Oscar nominated part, gives a subtle, even-handed performance that proves she is one of the greatest actresses….ever.

3 Responses to “A Cry in the Dark”

  1. Watching this movie is always an emotional experience. Reporters don’t need any more instructions on how to shape the “truth”. Rather each viewer should remember the handling of this story every day they read the newspaper. They should be vigilant to the references to a person’s religious beliefs or the mention of anything distinctive about someone which is not germane to the news event. They should watch for loaded judgement words like cold, unresponsive, uncaring or obstructive. Editorializing does not belong on the front page but it is found there every day. We are told not facts about health care bill, for instance, but rather how we should feel about it or which party a voting politician belongs to.

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  2. Okay, so much for the lousy press. But how about the way the people that made this movie shaped the truth?

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