N. Wistreich

"Nicol"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (14 of 14)
Location: Glasgow, UK
 

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The Wicker Man: Conversations with Robin Hardy, An&hellip by Stephen Applebaum
4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read, 19 July 2012
One of the best film interviewers around pulls together years of conversations with Hardy, Shaffer and Woodward to create a fascinating insight behind the making and thinking behind The Wicker Man - as well as the distributor's reaction when they finally saw it.
Life Inc: How the World Became a Corporation and H&hellip by Douglas Rushkoff
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long overdue, 13 July 2009
The first point to note is that Rushkoff isn't attacking money or trade in itself: "Commerce is good" he says, "Corporatism is something else entirely". Tracing corporations back to the monarchy, and showing them as an extension of the same power-hungry, oft-corrupt idealogoy, Rushkoff explores the same territory as Joel Bakan's The Corporation and the Yes Men's stunts and films. But it's a vital and urgent issue: how centuries of corporate influence have turned us into a world of "isolated, individualistic people pitted against each other" at a time when cooperation is more urgently needed than ever.

It seems a vital debate as the big three problems of the modern world - poverty… Read more

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