Utilitarianism (noun): A theory that the aim of action should be the largest possible balance of pleasure over pain or the greatest happiness of the greatest number -- Merriam Webster Paternalism (noun): A policy or practice of treating or governing people in a fatherly manner, especially by providing for their needs without giving them rights … Continue reading The War on Film Culture: Part 5: For the Children (1916-1917)
There's too many men Too many people Making too many problems And not much love to go round Can't you see This is a land of confusion. This is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given Use them and lets start trying To make it a place worth living in. … Continue reading Repeating History: 1930s Communism vs. 2010s Globalism
Detailed account of the controversies surrounding the 1915 release of The Birth of a Nation.
The 1915 Supreme Court decision on film censorship.
The fight against monopolies over the film industry.
The early days of film with Thomas Edison, Enoch Rector, and the banning of boxing films.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 So a while back, listening to the Slaughterfilm podcast (again), Forrest Taylor brought up the subject on how many were bitching about "the death of cinema." And Forrest basically stated that these complaints are nonsense. Well, this instigated a multi-step response from me … Continue reading The War on Film Culture: Part 0: An Introduction
Rated: 3 / 5 A bit too hard on him over the prequel films in my opinion (this isn't a film capable of delving into the pros and cons of the prequel trilogy). Then again, it was mostly based on an initial reaction, plus it does take eventually consider the perspective/opinion of the new generation, … Continue reading The People vs. George Lucas (2010) non-review
So, what to review for this time of the year; this time of the month? I've been pondering a few films to review for black history month; which, to be honest, I think is kind of a stupid thing, because if there's going to be a black history month, then there should be a white … Continue reading Mystery Review for Black History Month and Valentine’s Day
"[...] any time you hear the words 'based on a true story,' that's usually a translation for 'We bought the rights to this story, took out the boring parts, then made up just about everything else.'" -- Bill Simmons "I don't think the movie should be more important than the truth." -- Greg Paspatis "History … Continue reading On the topic of films “based on true stories/events”