Tag Archives: Dalton Trumbo

namin’ names: red scares

1952. Of the House Un-American Activities Committee and then Richard Nixon’s rise from there to the vice-presidency, of the black-listing of movie people, of the people like Elia Kazan and Robert Taylor, and Clifford Odets who went before the committee … Continue reading

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re-write the book

More often than not, film versions of popular novels tend to give rise to unfavorable comparisons; the former pulling the literary qualities into the realm of the never-never land of American movies, the Democratic little guy and gal based on … Continue reading

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thrill of the chase: make their day

The premise that links sport hunting to sexism, to predation on women and linking it to animals is essentially not off base, although the implications are much broader, encompassing a more comprehensive portrait of eroticism as weaponry and deeper fetishes … Continue reading

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tin drums:Rabbit angstrom and Doonesbury

He was known more for his narrative story telling than illustrations that seemed secondary. Known more for an ostensibly corrosive pen that satirized and skewered the U.S. Government and the establishment behind it. The tyranny of the majority. Its hard … Continue reading

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11:11:11 IMAGINE NO REMEMBRANCE

First of all, should we begin ┬áby remembering ourselves? What underlies the tension between recollection and forgetting; the desire to remember and the impulse to forget? Can there be a pleasure associated with both? Ultimately, there is a will that … Continue reading

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