Stupidity

Overview

Take a closer look at the "dumbing down" of contemporary culture in an alternately enlightening and hilarious documentary from filmmaker Albert Nerenberg produced to explore the prospect that willful ignorance has increasingly become a strategy for success in the realms of politics and entertainment. From the Internet to television to popular film and virtually everything in between, stupidity's stronghold over society has reached an all-time high. Despite the vast potential that mass media holds as a tool of ...
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Overview

Take a closer look at the "dumbing down" of contemporary culture in an alternately enlightening and hilarious documentary from filmmaker Albert Nerenberg produced to explore the prospect that willful ignorance has increasingly become a strategy for success in the realms of politics and entertainment. From the Internet to television to popular film and virtually everything in between, stupidity's stronghold over society has reached an all-time high. Despite the vast potential that mass media holds as a tool of education and self-betterment in modern society, why is it that the masses are so determined to simply turn on the television and turn off their brains at the end of the day? In an era where even the mere mention that mass media may be detrimental to our mental development may prove offensive to the vast majority of consumers, director Nerenberg gathers some of the best-known cultural critics, authors, and academics of our generation for a thought-provoking exploration into the potentially damaging effects of film, television, and other forms of media on the modern mind.
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Special Features

Commentary track by director Albert Nerenberg; Uncut and extended interviews with Noam Chomsky, Bill Maher, Joel Schumacher, and more; Documentary Channel interview with Albert Nerenberg
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • UPC: 826262002596
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Disinformation
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Director's Cut / Special Edition
  • Time: 1:17:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 95,768

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fred Napoli Voice Only
Technical Credits
Albert Neremberg Director, Executive Producer
Albert Nerenberg Director, Executive Producer
Shannon Maureen Brown Cinematographer, Producer
Max Hummer Editor
Jedrzej Jonasz Art Director
Shawn Jurek Sound/Sound Designer
Morons Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Stupidity
1. Defining Stupidity [4:17]
2. Ignorant About Stupidity [2:35]
3. History of the Stupidity Test [3:00]
4. Idiots, Imbeciles and Morons [3:57]
5. Moron Day [4:41]
6. Idiot Box [6:52]
7. Movies for Morons [5:48]
8. Stupidity for Success [4:38]
9. Are We Naturally Stupid? [4:50]
10. Culture of Stupidity [5:08]
11. Superstupidity [3:04]
12. A World of Stupid [4:30]
13. Ultimate Stupidity [2:24]
14. Powerstupidity [6:55]
15. Ignorance Is Bliss [5:00]
16. End Credits [2:31]
1. Jay Teitel [7:18]
2. Jim Welles [11:32]
3. Bill Maher [1:48]
4. Giancarlo Livraghi [3:17]
5. Noam Chomsky [7:05]
6. Joel Schumacher [8:25]
7. Avital Ronell [9:09]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Stupidity
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   Scene Index
   Special Features
      Extended Interviews
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      Documentary Channel Interview
      Director's Commentary
      Trailer
      Reading Material
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