I just finished watching A Face in the Crowd (1957), which I hadn't seen for at least 15 years, because I'm still pretty mad at Elia Kazan. As a picture, it's about 30 minutes too long and pretty heavy-handed. Andy Griffith could have been directed better (everything will be Kazan's fault, you'll see) and he shouts an awful lot, but otherwise is pretty good. As the woman who makes and breaks him, Patricia Neal turns in a terrific performance and kept reminding me, oddly, of Kate Winslet every now and then. She's a marvelous actress and plays Marcia Jeffries complicated and vulnerable. Oh and Walter Matthau is in it too.
You can't beat the picture for prescience and if you want to feel extra stupid about why Fox News is possible, you should watch it. But you can probably stop after you see Rhodes all alone at the big table.
Let me say one or two words about Lee Remick. I've been in love with her since The Omen, but I never knew she could twirl a baton. Golly.