Medium Cool (1969) 1080p YIFY Movie

Medium Cool (1969) 1080p

A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

IMDB: 7.43 Likes

  • Genre: Drama |
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.11G
  • Resolution: 1920x1040 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 111
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 3 / 2

The Synopsis for Medium Cool (1969) 1080p

John Cassellis is the toughest TV-news reporter around. His area of interest is reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting it look at his tapes to find suspects. When he protests, he is fired and goes to the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

The Director and Players for Medium Cool (1969) 1080p

[Director]Haskell Wexler
[Director]Peter Bonerz
[Role:]Verna Bloom
[Role:]Robert Forster

The Reviews for Medium Cool (1969) 1080p

Reviewed bymeeblyVote: 7/10/10

Haskell Wexler, a cinematographer by trade, practically invented thetechnique invented we know today as "cinema verite" with this striking dramathat plays so much like a documentary, you'd never guess it was fictionwithout being told. It's less a story and more a voyeuristic look into thelives of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances, in thiscase reporters who are covering a political convention and other Chicagolocals who are just minding their own business when the legendary riotsbreak out at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Even more groundbreaking is the approach Wexler takes in framing the film'sfinal scenes. He had ample warning that there would potentially be someunrest at the convention, so he decided to thrust his cast right into thethick of it, sending them to the foyer and front entrance of the ChicagoConvention Center and the crew right along to film the events. No one knewexactly what would happen, making this perhaps the most creative and timelypiece of "improvised" drama in the history of filmmaking up to thispoint.

Every documentary filmmaker who chooses to make his/her film about actionsand events rather than simply a bunch of talking heads owes a debt to Wexlerand his creative team on "Medium Cool".

Reviewed byjakob13Vote: 7/10/10

The Criterion Collection has brought out a remastered, stunning 'MediumCool'. America's answer to 'Cinema Verite'. Haskell Wexler's film couldhave been made yesterday, given the conditions in the US today.Although the technology of filming has changed drastically. In fact,given the success of 'Tangerine', it is easy to envision 'Medium Cool'shot exclusively on a Smartphone. Gone are the 40 pound cameras, theheavy television cameras set up at conventions, the one way voice boxesand the like. As Marshall McCluhan, the high priest and theorist ofcommunication, posited: 'the medium is the message'. And Wexler tookthis guru's words to heart. We're in Chicago on the eve and during theinfamous 1968 Democratic Convention. The story is half fiction halfcinema truth, of a fun loving news photographer whose passion is thestory and getting it right. Through his camera, we travel through theracial, economic and political stress and high drama of the times. (Forgood reporting, see Norman Mailer's 'Miami and the Siege of Chicago').The 'hero' John Cassellis is shocked that his footage has been handedover by his employer to the FBI. So what else is new today? In sceneswith blacks militants he is accused of being an undercover FBI agent,and they knew what they were talking about, for until then he wasclueless. The world of the poor whites from the coal mines of WestVirginia, the banter in the newsroom about the role of journalism. Thespirit of the turbulent 60s has run out of steam but in some eddieshere and there of on the fringe reporters, social media and streameddailies or weeklies. And yet, documentaries are making a comeback, andshowing the grim side of life and some moments of good works. Episodicas the film is, it is worth seeing, to see how everything old is newagain

Reviewed byJose Andre VazquezVote: 10/10/10

Haskell Wexler's film generated much debate on just where AmericanCinema was headed upon its release in 1969. Its narrative revolveslooselyaround the relationship of a TV cameraman and a lower-class widow livinginChicago during the summer of 1968. The true focus of the film is on theDemocratic National Convention and its devastating effects on that cityduring the "long hot summer" it was subjected to.With the care of an expert social journalist Wexler films the riotcaused by the civil authority in that city with an unfaltering naturalismthat Soviet Realists would kill for. His cinematographic gifts are nevercalled into question as he edits the body of the film with patches ofdocumentary and staged scenes. It's to the credit of the filmmaker that inone section a fellow cameraman has to admonish him as to the danger he isapparently embroiled in as he shoots a sequence. This wonderful play onthereflexivity so rarely admitted in film is reason enough to give thischallenging but brilliant work of art a chance to leave its mark on you.

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