Tag: Media

Ballard, Media and Art

More Media Prescience In my last post, I discussed the ways in which Billy Wilder augured the future of media culture in his 1951 film, “Ace In The Hole.”  Along similar lines, JG Ballard‘s short story, “Studio 5, The Stars” anticipates the paradox of the insatiable need for content, and the failure to create anything of […] 

Media Storm

Media Storm: Billy Wilder’s “Ace In The Hole” Billy Wilder’s “Ace In The Hole” was made in 1951, but its themes—cultural boredom, professional opportunism and media hysteria—are as relevant as ever. A Media Storm Brewing Chuck Tatum, played by an explosive Kirk Douglas, is a crooked newspaper man who’s been run out of every major […]