Tuesday, July 13, 2004

...A Constant Struggle

...A Constant Struggle

Here’s the “more soon” from “Just A Movie” that we promised on June 10th—

IF… “The starting point for all students of media is to recognize that the most serious mistake that all literate cultures make is to regard Entertainment as non-political.”

THEN… movies that come out prior to national elections are particularly important.  To give Michael Moore the journalistic benefit of the doubt, you can check his facts yourself by cross-checking his citations.  And, does anyone remember Jacob Levich’s article published 11 days after 9/11 called “Happy New Year: It’s 1984”?  It’s worth reading again, not only because the third anniversary is coming soon, nor because it’s an election year, but also because this seems to be the starting point of another film called Orwell Rolls In His Grave.  These are contentious times, and contentious issues, and Metaphilm doesn’t take a political position—but we do suggest that film and politics really are related, and we concur with George Orwell’s assessment that, “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”  Here’s to the struggle.

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