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(246) 6.3 94 min 2019

The Hottest August is a movie starring Clare Coulter. Ordinary people in New York are asked to talk about their lives and their hopes for the future in a time marked by political division and climate change.

Starring
Clare Coulter
Genres
Documentary
Director
Brett Story

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Brett Story
Stars Clare Coulter
Country Canada, USA
Runtime 1H 34M
Description Ordinary people in New York are asked to talk about their lives and their hopes for the future in a time marked by political division and climate change.

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Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020 03:57

A fascinating documentary, somewhat akin to the grand old tradition of "going underground". The late, great William Randolph Hearst was one of those who saw the light of day on television and made the most of it. One can argue that he was a bit too self-serving, but the fact that he would talk about "the truth" and how important it was, he had to be doing something right. Regardless, the Hearst dynasty is now dead and the "truth" has been replaced by the image of the businessman who was at the top of his game but had to bend to the winds of public opinion. When he started his "independent" newspapers, he was taking the heat and being misunderstood by many of the people who he was supposed to be speaking for. The people of the 60's were left with a huge hole in their pocketbooks, a huge debt to Wall Street and the corporations that were still "out there" on their way up. A huge amount of "good" corporate names were walking away with huge payoffs. It was clear that the Hearst dynasty was in trouble and "independent" journalism, as good as it was, was just a palliative. If only there were some people who knew what was really going on, could lead us to the truth. The long-time director of the Hearst papers, Dick Utz, has done a very interesting job in looking at Hearst's last months. He has collected all the important documents and has given them to a documentary team that are going to do the research and present them in a way that will give the public what they want to hear. It's a good film and deserves to be seen by people who are interested in the Hearst story, but don't need to be told all at once. One of the documentaries I have seen that compares favorably to "The Hottest August" is "The Empire Strikes Back" by Oliver Stone, a good movie that is also about the Hearst empire and the consequences it had on the American public. It is a good movie with a very clear and realistic presentation of the Hearst legacy.


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