Journalism in Film: Kill the Messenger 新闻业的电影

A recurring column about journalism in film. Read the inaugural post about His Girl Friday here

Kill the Messenger (2014) is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat crime thriller based on the true story of American journalist Gary Webb. Jeremy Renner stars as Webb, who uncovers the alleged role the CIA plays in importing crack cocaine into the U.S. to fund Nicaraguan contra rebels. Webb is warned to stay away from the story but persists and publishes it under the series Dark Alliance. The CIA then proceeds to launch a smear campaign against Webb who faces tremendous obstacles to keep his family and reputation intact. An inspiring watch for investigative, powerful journalism.

Kill the Messenger (2014 年) 一个快节奏非常令人兴奋犯罪惊悚片 这个故事根据美国记者 Gary Webb 真实故事位演员杰瑞米 · 雷纳扮演Webb, 揭示了被指控阴谋理论美国中央情报局美国资助尼加拉瓜反对派可卡因韦伯警告不许发布故事, 仍然存在发布黑暗联盟系列中情局然后启动韦伯诽谤, 韦伯面临着巨大障碍保持家庭声誉不变鼓舞人心电影调查 强大新闻


Journalism in Film: His Girl Friday ~ 新闻业的电影

‘His Girl Friday’ (1940) is an amazingly fast-paced, hectic American comedy focusing on Walter Burns (played by Cary Grant) and Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell). Adapted from the play ‘The Front Page’, ‘His Girl Friday’ encapsulates the energy and drive of working at The Morning Post newspaper. Hildy is a witty, driven and sharp character who is driven to get the story and get it before anyone else. Her dedication and motivation is why she is chicstranger’s Monthly Muse also.

‘他的女人周五’ (1940年)是一部非常快的步调美国的喜剧。主要的角色是Cary Grant的角色Walter Burns,和Rosalind Russell的角色Hildy Johnson。将‘封面’的戏剧改编为电影,‘他的女人周五’作为在‘早报’工作的精力充沛的气氛的代表。Hildy的角色是风趣和进取心强的,她要得到最新的新闻。因为她很进取心强她也是chicstranger的博客的这个月的灵感的源泉。

Monthly Muse: Eve Arnold ~ 每月的灵感的源泉:伊夫·阿诺德

Eve Arnold (1912-2012) was an American photojournalist who captured a wide array of iconic images, from intimate onset photos of Marilyn Monroe to horse trainers on the plains of Mongolia. Starting her career in the 1940s working at renown publications such as Time and Life magazine, Arnold was the first woman to be admitted to the Magnum agency. She photographed stars like Jacqueline Kennedy, Joan Crawford and Dirk Bogarde, traveled worldwide and created a stunning array of photos of 21st century icons. In 2003 the Queen gave Arnold an OBE for her services to photography, and common themes Arnold refers to are poverty, birth, politics and women.

伊夫·阿诺德是美国的摄影记者,她照相各种各样的著名的照片,从在摄影场里边给玛丽莲·梦露拍照,到在蒙古的高原给驯马师拍照。在20世纪40年代时她开始工作在很著名的出版物,比如说她在Time(时候)杂志和Life (生活)杂志工作了。伊夫·阿诺德是第一个女人被准许加入Magnum社。她给明星拍照,比如说,杰奎琳·肯尼迪,克劳馥和包加得。她在全世界旅行和她创造大量的20世界明星的漂亮的照片。因为她很长的时间在摄影行业工作,在2003女忘给她英帝国勋章奖。她的照片都有普遍的主题;贫穷,生育,政治和女人。



If you’re careful with people and if you respect their privacy, they will offer part of themselves that you can use’ 

‘如果你对人小心,而且你尊敬他们的阴私,他们将给你他们自己的部分, 那唯一你会用’

Arnold told the BBC in 2002。伊夫·阿诺德在2002的英国广播公司采访时告诉记者。

One of the first American photographers to work in China, Arnold visited China in the late 1970s just as China was opening up to the West. On assignment for The Sunday Times, despite feeling extremely ill with bronchitis, Arnold captured this stunning photo of an elderly woman in a doorway.