The Revolution is Not a Dinner Party

It's Just Lunch....or IS IT??

Monday, November 07, 2005


The Drudge Report thinks (read wants) that Brokeback Mountain will win Oscars this year. The Revolution is Not a Dinner Party knows that the race will come down to Bridges in The Squid and the Whale and Hoffman in Capote.

P.S. Check out these awesome Maoist movie reviews from the Maoist International Movement. A couple of gems...

on Conan-- "Conan: The Barbarian would be unambiguously progressive without the first ten minutes of the film quoting from Nietzsche and building a legend of the "superman" fit for Hitler. If the film had started where the dogs chase Conan up into an abandoned temple, Conan would have picked up his sword and made a pretty good mark from then onwards."

On Elephant-- "Postmodernism detracts from the real elephant in the room, the imperialist-patriarchy."

On Spider Man 2-- "MIM has said that "Spider-Man: The Motion Picture" (2002) has some redeeming value on the basis of its depiction of asexuality, but it cannot ignore the fact that "Spider-Man's" Amerikan flag-waving fans are cheering for something that in the real world would be called "capitalist police repression." This is an important point. Communists do not support pig repression, much less the pig-wanna- be, labor-aristocrat vigilantes who think themselves heroes when they are gunning down the Third World proletariat at the Mexico-united $tates border, or the self-styled "community" pigs who "police" Asian, Black and Latino youth street organizations. If the bourgeoisie want to sic their thugs on each other, MIM would not get in the middle of this fight, but it does not support pig repression in the abstract when Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) has his knee-jerk reaction every time he hears a police siren. If Spider-Man had any (spider-) "sense" at all, he would fight the police repression under which gold miners work in Azania and China to produce the gold coins stored in the vault of the bank that is robbed in the movie. In fact, exactly why is Dr. Octavius / Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) a villain?"

On the Patriot-- "The imperialists have produced a politically correct movie about the Revolution of 1776."

On Unfaithful-- "It is possibly an expression of patriarchy that even half of wimmin in the united $tates "say they've faked an orgasm"

I really would like to search through the Catholic, Maoist, and Evangelical movie review databases and find one movie they all agree on.

4 Comments:

At 1:02 PM, Anonymous mensrea said...

today is a good day to rejuvinate the Corzine-Schulhofer comparison!

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/051108/480/njtl10211080308

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger JS said...

Good point.

 
At 12:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean Daniels in the Squid and the Whale, right? -Eric, Peer Producing

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger JS said...

Yeah, totally...Jeff Bridges/Jeff Daniels confusion deserves a post of its own.

 

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