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A Face in the Crowd (1957) Directed by Elia Kazan Certainly, Kazan and screenwriter Budd Schulberg's attack on media demagoguery remains as scalding as ever, especially with the emerging ubiquity of social media leading us to be as conscious as ever of public image. But even more startling than the film’s continuing relevance is its potency as nuanced drama. This is not a simplistic tale of innocents corrupted by unchecked power. Larry Rhodes (Andy Griffith)—dubbed "Lonesome"...