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The Tally Ho

Monday, June 28, 2004

More Films to Watch For

Ben sent me a link to the new film Orwell Rolls in His Grave. However, the jury is definately still out as IMDB users rate it a 4.4. Here is the trailor

Another political movie about media culture that IMDBers give a better rating to (8.5) is The Corporation.

Lastly, another seemingly good movie worth checking out to appease my obsession with media and culture is The Hunting of the President. IMDB users give it an 8.5 thus far. It is based on the book by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons.

If anyone sees any of them before I do, let me know what you think.

Addition: I almost forgot. I had a great conversation at today about the documentary of the Weather Underground. When this person saw the movie he said Mark Rudd was at the screening and had some interesting things to say about the need for coalitions among individual groups of activists (One example may have been Civil Rights and Vietnam), and discussed how he sees things now, in retrospect.

I really love linking images. I'm like a child with a new toy!

Oh Yeah!: The springboard for this post was part F9/11, but mostly an article that Trope sent me yesterday. The Best Goebbels of All? by Frank Rich, which appeared in the NY Times Sunday. Its I will provide the last paragraph, but read the whole article:
Remember Todd Beamer and "Let's roll"? Don't expect the
Bush administration to bring that up now. The real heroism
under fire on United 93 only calls attention to the
emptiness of the heroic poses Mr. Ashcroft strikes while
celebrating his own terror-fighting prowess on TV. Those
who find Michael Moore's propaganda hard to take can
luxuriate in the knowledge that the only office he's likely
ever to run for is Best Director. The idea that Mr.
Ashcroft might be the guy standing between us and
Armageddon, on the other hand, is already a reality and
scarier than anything in "The Day After Tomorrow."

Thanks Trope!

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