Bane http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21603/all en USA Today Finds OWS Theme in Movies, Ignores Villainy http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-finds-ows-theme-movies-ignores-villainy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drawing examples from Batman, Cosmopolis and Arbitrage, newspaper sees Occupiers in Hollywood plots, but finds little to criticize about OWS. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although things are relatively quiet in Zuccotti Park these days, the anti-capitalist fervor of Occupy Wall Street hit the silver screen in a big way in 2012.<br /><br />USA Today noticed this trend on Aug. 16, saying “in movie theaters, the voices of the 99-percenters are just starting to get loud.” USA Today’s Bryan Alexander labeled Batman’s Bane “the ultimate occupier” and mentioned protests in upcoming movies "Cosmopolis" and "Arbitrage." Richard Gere’s character in "Arbitrage," “represents the 1% poster boy to the dissatisfied,” according to the story.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-finds-ows-theme-movies-ignores-villainy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Economy Government Media Arbitrage Bane Batman capitalism Cosmopolis Dark Knight Rises hollywood Movies occupier Occupy Wall Street OWS protest USA Today Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:22:19 +0000 julia.seymour 40939 at http://www.mrc.org