Wag the Dog
You are required to write a paper analyzing Wag the Dog using concepts/theories from Jean Baudrillard. Your paper will be graded according to your ability to integrate theoretical material into your analysis.
I do not want you to review the film. Instead, I want you to analyze the reality behind the film. In your paper, you should give a very brief overview of the setting and plot of the film (a paragraph). I want you to apply Baudrillards discussion of simulation/reality to the film.
Length: This paper should be five pages long.
Movie Issues to Consider:
1) the line between reality and simulation
2) the media and reality
3) signs vs. reality
4) War as spectacle