Wake Up Call: The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture

On the August 25th Wake Up Call, Host Rick Moore talks with UVA English professor Paul Cantor, Author of The Invisible Hand In Popular Culture: Liberty vs authority in American Film and TV. They discuss Various aspects of the book and the ideas proposed in it’s text, such as the political implications of Tim burton’s Mars Attacks(1996) and Robert Wise’s The Day the Earth Stood Still(1951), The current popularity of the Zombie craze, particularly in AMC’s The Walking Dead, the relationship between Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek and the Western movie genre, and the underlying political themes in Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s South Park.