Continuing the theme of politics in film comes the story of a man with a bombastic and charismatic personality who creates his name through the media to become the dubious voice of the masses. That man is Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes as played by Andy Griffith in Elia Kazan's 1957 film A Face in the Crowd. While the film didn't find an audience for nearly 20 years after the release, it has since become one of the prophetic films that showed a vision of American politics that seems to cut closer to reality the older it gets. But does this film deserve the seat at the top or should it be shown the shaft? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster check in to find out.

 

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