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The Corporation

Author: Mark AchbarBart SimpsonJennifer AbbottJoel BakanHarold CrooksAll authors
Publisher: [Canada] : Big Picture Media Corporation, [New York, N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Films, 2003 ©2005. ©2005
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edition two-disc setView all editions and formats
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The Corporation charts the spectacular rise of the corporation as a dramatic, pervasive presence in our everyday lives. With a deft mix of humor, visual panache and seriousness, this documentary is a timely, entertaining critique of global conglomerates.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
History
Named Person: Joel Bakan; Joel Bakan
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Achbar; Bart Simpson; Jennifer Abbott; Joel Bakan; Harold Crooks; Leonard J Paul; Mikela J Mikael; Michael Moore; Noam Chomsky; Naomi Klein; Big Picture Media Corporation,; TVOntario,; Vision TV,; Knowledge Network,; Saskatchewan Communications Network,; Alberta Educational Communications Corporation.; Bay Area Video Coalition (San Francisco, Calif.),; Canadian Independent Film & Video Fund,; Canadian Television Fund,; British Columbia Film (Society),; Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund,; Zeitgeist Films,
OCLC Number: 57419041
Language Note: English dialogue with optional Spanish and French subtitles and optional English SDH captions for the hearing impaired; optional English descriptive audio for the visually impaired.
Notes: Based on "The corporation : the pathological pursuit of profit and power" by Joel Bakan.
Released as a motion picture in 2004; originally produced in 2003.
Credits: Editor, Jennifer Abbott ; original music, Leonard J. Paul.
Cast: Narrator, Mikela J. Mikael ; Featuring: Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (144 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital surround audio.
Contents: Disc 1. The movie: Feature (143 min.) --
Special features: Choice of two optional audio feature commentary tracks [Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott, or Joel Bakan] Q's and A's (27 min.) [video interviews with the filmmakers from radio, TV and theaters] --
Deleted scenes (17 min.) --
Majority Report interview with Joel Bakan (39 min.) [Janeane Garofalo interviews Joel Bakan on the Air America radio program] --
Katherine Dodds on grassroots marketing (7 min.) --
Original trailer --
trailer for film Manufacturing consent --
DVD credits ; Disc 2. The interviews: Tell me more [and] Topical paradise [Over 5 hours of additional footage of The corporation's 40 interviewees, searchable by topic or interview subject].
Responsibility: produced by Big Picture Media Corporation in association with TV Ontario, Vision TV, Knowledge Network, Saskatchewan Communications Network and ACCESS ; produced by Mark Achbar and Bart Simpson ; written by Joel Bakan, Harold Crooks and Mark Achbar ; directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott ; created by Mark Achbar and Joel Bakan.

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The Corporation charts the spectacular rise of the corporation as a dramatic, pervasive presence in our everyday lives. With a deft mix of humor, visual panache and seriousness, this documentary is a timely, entertaining critique of global conglomerates.

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