Enough about the real-life Hearst Corporation and its plans to stop printing the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Far more entertaining: a fake, Hearst-like character running an empire of clocks and correspondents, doing some very bad deeds on the side, and shouting from 1948: “We live in a dynamic age, gentlemen, with dynamic competitors—radio, newspapers, newsreels. We must anticipate trends before they are trends. We are, in effect, clairvoyants.” Preach it, Hearst man. The Big Clock is part of SIFF Cinema’s Newspaper Noir series, which couldn’t be timelier—or more oddly clairvoyant. (SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer St, 324-9996. 2 and 7 pm, $7–$10.)

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