Tag Archives: corruption

Ramis, Harold (dir). Analyze This


Ben Sobol, Psychiatrist, has a few problems: His son spies on his patients when they open up their heart, his parents don’t want to attend his upcoming wedding and his patients’ problems don’t challenge him at all. Paul Vitti, Godfather, has a few problems as well: Sudden anxiety attacks in public, a certain disability to kill people and his best part ceasing service when needed. One day, Ben unfortunately crashes into one of Vitti’s cars. The exchange of Ben’s business card is followed by a business visit of Don Paul Vitti himself, who wants to be free of inner conflict within two weeks, before all the Mafia Dons meet.

Producers: Paula Weinstein, Jane Rosenthal
Year: 1999
Director: Harold Ramis
Writer: Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan, Harold Ramis

Macdonald, Kevin (dir). The last king of Scotland.


The Last King of Scotland tells the fictional story of Dr. Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), a young Scottish doctor who travels to Uganda and becomes the personal physician to the dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). The film is based on factual events of Amin’s rule and the title comes from a reporter in a press conference who wishes to verify whether Amin declared himself the King of Scotland.

Producers: Charles Steel, Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood
Year: 2007
Director: Kevin MacDonald
Writer: Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock

Orwell, G. Animal Farm (a Fairy Story)

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. Orwell’s chilling ‘fairy story’ is a timeless and devastating satire of idealism betrayed by power and corruption.

Jonathan Lloyd HYMS: themes greed, envy, ambition, society, class, equality, democracy, power and corruption.

Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141182709