Requiem for the American Dream :- Watch Requiem for the American Dream on YoutubeonFire, Less the funerary mass its title promises than a coroner’s report on the methods of a murder, Requiem for the American Dream listens as Noam Chomsky calmly, persuasively explains exactly how the most powerful sliver of the nation’s population has expanded and cemented shocking inequalities of wealth and influence. The short, sharp, smart essay-film makes excellent use of Chomsky’s insights while serving as one of the best entry points to the discussion of inequality popularized by the Occupy movement and furthered with Thomas Piketty’s unlikely best-seller Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Arriving barely a year after Michel Gondry’s Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? prompted one to wonder how many Chomsky docs the marketplace would support, the film suffers an obvious box-office disadvantage. But the timeliness and potency of its message (and the claim that these are the last longform interviews the famous intellectual will grant) help set it apart, and viewers who catch it at fests, in niche bookings or on video are almost certain to spread the word to left-leaning friends. A three-person filmmaking team of Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott employs stylistic notes borrowed from Errol Morris to enliven talking-head shots of the 86-year-old professor (interviews were spread over the course of four years), using plenty of appropriate stock footage and accompanying visuals with Malcolm Francis’ sometimes Glass-y score. Their most noteworthy visual flourish is animated interstitial material, based on artwork by Mark Wagner, in which one-dollar bills are slice-and-diced so that George Washington can introduce various subjects.
Requiem for the American Dream on YoutubeonFire :-
Release: 18 April 2015 (USA)
IMDB Rating : 4.5/10
Documentary, Biography, News
Director: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks
Stars : Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks