Movie Analysis : The Dog

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The 1997 Barry Levinson’s film Wag the Dog narrates its viewers a story about the successful rescue of the US President’s reputation that has been stained substantially. The President was involved in a sexual scandal eleven days before the election, according to the film’s plot. In order for him to be re-elected for the second term, extreme measures were taken by a Hollywood film producer Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman) and consultant Conrad Bean (Robert De Niro) to raise the ratings of the acting President and defend him against his main opponent.
Different reactions were caused by the film by various media representatives across the US. The film was treated as a prophecy because of the two subsequent events that followed: the sexual scandal that surrounded Bill Clinton and the military conflict in the Balkans (the fact that the film highlighted Albania was somehow overlooked). These reactions have provoked a wide discussion on the subject of “materialization of thoughts” and the interrelation between art and reality. Is it the reality that inspires people to create art, or, on the contrary, it is art that influences reality? In other words, can the tail wag the dog? There exist many opinions and many answers to this question. However, undoubtedly, this is a discussion that lasts for ages, and it was certainly initiated long before the film by Barry Levinson was released.
The film received a warm reception from critics. In my opinion, this is due to the fact that the

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