Saturday, August 13, 2005

THE CORPORATION








This is a must see film (now on DVD) for anyone out there who likes something to think about!

Here is the Short of it, THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Footage from pop culture, advertising, TV news, and corporate propaganda, illuminates the corporation's grip on our lives. Taking its legal status as a "person" to its logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?" Provoking, witty, and sweepingly informative.

It is the kind of film that makes you re-examine your life and the way you do and view things. We enjoyed it so much we are thinking of inviting a group of friends over to check it out.

For more details go to http://www.thecorporation.com/

11 comments:

. : A : . said...

Will be sure to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

Mridula said...

I know about the film but I wonder if it will ever get released in India. I love reading some real stuff about large organizations, apart from management textbook fluff.

luz de la luna said...

I think that the Corporation is something that most people never think about. It's not even reported on that much in the ( at least not mainstream ) media. But I think it's one of the biggest things since the industrial revolution ( which gave birth to it ) and is shaping our whole world in very dramatic ways. I also think it's also one of the most evil things. We now live in an age where we are dominated by corporations that shape our lives and even make our laws. Freedom and individuality are anathema to corporations.

- Martin

Pecos Blue said...

So glad that others have heard of this. It should be required viewing.

gulnaz said...

yep will check it out :)
thanks! :)

100hands said...

pecos is a lovely pub in bangalore. : )

Misreflection said...

sounds like my kind of movie , tks will check it out.

Lorena said...

thanks, i'm always loooking for suggestions plus the best ones are those that make me think long after its finished. hopefully i will watch it soon.

a spoon said...

sounds cool. think i might check it out!

just sayin' said...

that certainly looks like a film we all need to watch.

sirbarrett said...

I DID read this one, and gained a lot from it. It forces you to examine your life, for sure. Maybe our liberal democracies are prisons without bars afterall, considerings that board members of any corporation are forced, by the very nature of their position, to plan their agenda according to how much profit they are going to make rather than how much actual value the project is going to have for people. We measure value too often in GDP rather than standard of living, and we're all headed towards a third world country...