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Take a closer look at the "dumbing down" of contemporary culture in an alternately enlightening and hilarious documentary from filmmaker Albert Nerenberg produced to explore the prospect that willful ignorance has increasingly become a strategy for success in the realms of politics and entertainment. From the Internet to television to popular film and virtually everything in between, stupidity's stronghold over society has reached an all-time high. Despite the vast potential that mass media
Nov 10, 2009
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A more deadpan, mock-solemn approach might have lent this concept a veneer of genuine wit. But Neremberg's jokey pastiche plays out in exactly the short-attention-span mode he decries in modern media.
A movie that's clever, hilarious and -- in its own stylish way -- ironic.
This documentary examines the "dumbing-down" of American culture, but it rarely reaches below the surface to explore why this is happening or what can be done to reverse the trend.
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