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Te U.S. government had a major role in the massacres at the center of The Look of Silence. It cheered on the mass murder, armed and trained the military dictatorship that ruled for decades after, and US corporate interests continue to benefit. Human rights groups are urging the U.S. government to declassify and release all records of the 1965/66 violence. The U.S. must also acknowledge its responsibility in these bloody events and the many bloodbaths - in Aceh, West Papua, East Timor and elsewhere in the archipelago - that followed. Sign and share this petition http://chn.ge/1v50Edj
Michael Dunn is in prison for life. He can appeal all he wants. He can yell all he wants. He murdered a 17 year kid. He endangered the lives of the other 3. He's a violent racist that needs to stay in prison. He committed a hate crime and he gotta pay for his actions. He needs to take personal responsibility. Cause even white people got ratchedness about themselves, cause I've seen and experienced it on many occasions. Racism exists, hate exists, and we must not allow white supremacy to run a muck with impunity any longer. No more.
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"US aggression created adversaries." It also killed 600,000 Cambodians in a bombing campaign, which should also count as "systematic murder."
There's no Robbe-Grillet here, dude. Read those books again...
Caught Pather Panchali today, fitting in the other two before Thursday. I'd seen the first before, but this restoration is amazing, and seeing it on a screen was a completely different, heart-rending experience.
OMG! Thanks so much for the heads up. Haven't seen this since maybe 1968.
Spielberg's movies would be so much better if he had any clue how *real* people, especially children, actually talk to each other or behave ...
Kelly, it's well-known that the Wilsons grew up in Hawthorne (not Inglewood).
(SF Gate bounced me so hope you don't mind me posting this here!)
It's true a lot of documentaries on artists and certain musicians are often aimed at, or appeal to, a very narrow niche, but that doesn't mean the film itself isn't utterly worthwhile. I just watched The Man Who Fell to Earth a 2.5 hr. Brian Eno docu. that came out a few years ago, and it was fantastic, if a bit overlong and exhaustive and perhaps, mainly aimed at already "won-over" Eno-philes. In any case, I'm a massive Giger fan from the time ALIEN came out and made such an overwhelming impression on me in 1979 at age 11, so I'm probably one of the prime targets for this
film and I aim to see it if it opens in NYC or LI or on DVD soon. A friend once quipped that Giger was primarily dealing in "illustration" but I always saw him as something of a visionary artist myself, having a style and disturbing depth/texture that many fantasy/horror/SF artists did not possess, minus a few notable exceptions. Giger was also much more than a mere illustrator given his amazing set and sculpting/production hands-on achievements with ALIEN and other projects but particularly ALIEN. He'd not only paint it, he'd BUILD IT to exact specs. That takes a special kind of genius. That work still holds up and it deserved all the many accolades it received. I dunno what happened with POLTERGEIST II but I still haven't seen that film: supposedly most of Giger's work was left on the cutting room floor, sadly. Anyway, I'm very much looking forward to Dark Star.
--Scott B. L.I. NY
Wow...so cool...another altogether new way of looking at Cambodia other than through the tired yet tragic lens of US-Vietnam War and Pol Pot. Who knew?
jesus crisis,save us
The original Far From the Madding Crowd was to my mind, such a superior piece of work, that I truly don't understand why anyone would try to do it again. There are so few masterpieces of film that stand the test of time 50 years later. With all due respect to the cast and crew of the 2015 version, I just don't get it.
Actually, Tommy Tedesco played no part in the recording of "California Girls." The 12-string guitar intro was jointly played by Carl Wilson and Jerry Cole, both of whom had their guitars plugged directly into the console in the recording booth.
I saw it at Landmark Albany Twin and was moved beyond words. GO! a.s.a.p.
this was a fantastic movie, 4 out of 5. can't believe reviewer is having a whinge because of an accent. lol go shoot yourself and go back to your failed job.
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