Ron Burgundy: Movie Analysis

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“There was a time, a time before cable. When the local anchorman reigned supreme. When people believed everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were allowed to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man then the rest. His name was Ron Burgundy. He was like a god walking amongst mere mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. In other words, Ron Burgundy was the balls.” This is the opening narration to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. The movie covers the effects of diversifying a news crew in the 70’s has on that said news crew. The main plot of the story is how Veronica Corningstone pushes herself to be the main anchor of the Channel…show more content…
He hits a biker driving by causing him to whip out and wrecking his bike. The biker angrily yells at Ron saying “You destroyed the only thing I loved” he then asks Ron what he loves. He replies with poetry, a fine glass of scotch, and his dog Baxter. The biker then goes over to his dog and punts him off of the bridge. Brain then gets a call from a crying hysterical Ron who cries out “I’m in a glass case of emotion. Through Ron’s hysteria Brain notifies him that they’re going to put on Corningstone due to his absence. Ron makes a mad dash to the news station, throwing people aside as he is running. By the time he arrives at the news she had just finished telling the news. Ron is so upset that she would read his news that he breaks up with her. This goes against the stoic stereotype that has been placed on men.
The movie portrays men as more childish and immature then comparatively to the women, especially Ms. Corningstone. Is it bad that this movie depicts men as dim witted, childish, and a little insecure? It’s a comedy it purposely mystiques reality for the sake of humor. The things the men do hold little weight, due to how childish the acts are. The women (aka Veronica) take it a step further, and it holds more
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