Programming the Nation

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Released 2012

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Released:
2012
Rating:
R
According to many authorities, since the late 1950's subliminal content has been tested and delivered through all forms of media, at an increasingly alarming rate. Programming the Nation? examines the purported uses, influences and potential subconscious side-effects of what's going on beneath the surface of advertising, film, music and political propaganda. This socially relevant documentary not only traces the history of this phenomenon, but seeks to determine the validity and potential threat that may or may not exist. Are we all part of an elaborate scheme which has been programming the nation? Decide for yourself... A FilmBuff Presentation.

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Warrick finds subliminal messaging in political campaigns, military operations and even in the music played in big box stores. Warrick is also rightly concerned by the power of med...

  • 30

    Variety

    Being pissed off isn't enough to convince in a film that reveals very little that's new; the picture's personalized approach and kitchen-sink structure don't help, either.

  • 20

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Fusty research, aging interviewees and decades-old advertising campaigns offer background to the uninitiated, but Mr. Warrick's muddled, undisciplined approach destroys even the po...

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