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Starship Troopers: One of the Most Misunderstood Movies Ever - The Atlantic
But those critics had missed the point. Starship Troopers is satire, a ruthlessly funny and keenly self-aware sendup of right-wing militarism.
Movie  sociology  War  history 
october 2018 by oripsolob
Five Questions with the team behind THE AREA – Gene Siskel Film Center – Medium
"Thinking about The Area as an example, during testimony in City Hall, an activist noted that the development proposals for “the area” (the targeted property, bounded on the north and south by Garfield Boulevard and on the east and west by Steward Avenue and Wallace Street) identified it as blighted, but the proposals didn’t acknowledge how and *why* it came to be that way. The official documents didn’t explain what the train company and city set into motion years before."

"It clarifies how international economic dynamics combined with structural disadvantage and racism produce the problems that plague the city."

"And the longer we worked on the project, the more my reactions weren’t just that shock of change, but also the erasure of memories."

"I hope each person who sees The Area can reflect in their own way on the communities that made and shaped their own lives, and that they can consider the ways American society did or didn’t allow those communities to thrive, or even to exist."
sociology  Corporation  chicago  Video  inequalities  race  Movie 
august 2018 by oripsolob
Rosenwald Movie Review & Film Summary (2015) | Roger Ebert
ULTIMATE CAUSES of the CRM: Kempner’s film suggests that Rosenwald may be a key link between Lincoln and Obama, in how the black schools he assisted in building—which numbered over 5,300—educated the generation that preceded the civil rights movement. 

Viewers weary of pictures deifying the hideous “white savior” trope will be pleased by how Kempner explores the bond between Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington, while illustrating that it was, in fact, their partnership that led to the creation of the “Rosenwald schools.”
Movie  history  race  inequalities  Corporation 
october 2017 by oripsolob
Pamela Bannos: Vivian Maier's Fractured Archive
Withering critique of Maloof's Finding Vivian Maier
movie  photography 
january 2016 by oripsolob
'Selma' Backlash Misses The Point : Code Switch : NPR
Part of the controversy over Selma stems not only from the film's portrait of Johnson, but for the lack of white protagonists in major roles. This is not to say that the movie only shows whites as villains. If Alabama Governor George Wallace and the brutal Selma Sheriff Jim Clark are depicted as unapologetic racists — which they were — sympathetic white characters abound, including James Reeb and Viola Liuzzo, two relatively unknown figures from the Selma protests who were killed by local whites for their activism. And two Johnson men, advisor Lee C. White and Assistant Attorney General John Doar are portrayed as quietly determined allies of the movement.
history  race  inequalities  movie  ais 
january 2015 by oripsolob
“Glory” Regiment Attacks Fort Wagner, 150 Years Ago — History in the Headlines
Confederate soldiers buried Shaw’s body with his fallen black comrades in a mass grave in the island sand in an intended sign of disrespect. The colonel’s father, however, saw it differently: “We can imagine no holier place than that in which he lies, among his brave and devoted followers, nor wish for him better company—what a body-guard he has!” While the decades passed and the sea began to claim the unmarked mass grave, the 54th Regiment slipped from the national consciousness. That all changed, however, when their exploits were immortalized in the 1989 movie “Glory”—starring Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Matthew Broderick.
history  war  race  inequalities  mythology  ais  movie 
november 2014 by oripsolob
Rare Silent Film With Black Cast Makes A Century-Late Debut : Code Switch : NPR
Camille Forbes, author of the biography Introducing Bert Williams, has seen the museum's unedited version of the film and says it may reopen the book on Williams' art and vision, as well as his contemporaries. "It's a very powerful statement on Williams' efforts to perform in character on his own terms and in an environment to make a character as powerful and rich as it could be; the most meaningful it can be," Forbes says. Forbes says that understanding Williams' experience gives us a chance to understand other performers — actors who played roles that we modern audiences may have decided are unacceptable.
history  npr  race  movie  inequalities  ais 
november 2014 by oripsolob
Who Owns This Image? : Cariou vs Prince
Kembrew McLeod, a self-described “professional art prankster” and media-studies professor at the University of Iowa (where I also teach), knows these fears well. McLeod wrote and executive-produced a documentary, “Copyright Criminals,” about the history of sampling and remix culture. The film featured more than four hundred unlicensed samples of copyrighted songs. McLeod believed that all of these samples were covered under fair use. Nevertheless, he was told at the start of his project, in 2003, that no one would ever insure or distribute such a film.
copyright  movie  art  photos  photography  books 
february 2014 by oripsolob
The Trouble With Steven Spielberg’s 'Lincoln' | The Nation
Abolitionist critics argued that the Emancipation Proclamation in fact freed no slaves at all. But as Foner explains in The Fiery Trial, the proclamation “was as much a political as a military document.” Before the war Lincoln and many others had argued that slavery should be ended by the states, gradually, and by compensating slaveholders. Now his proclamation “addressed slaves directly, not as the property of the country’s enemies but as persons with wills of their own whose actions might help win the Civil War.” Foner emphasizes the point made by the Abolitionist Wendell Phillips, that the proclamation “did not make emancipation a punishment for individual rebels, but treated slavery as ‘a system’ that must be abolished.”

“Never before had so large a number of slaves been declared free,” Foner concludes. “By making the army an agent of emancipation and wedding the goals of Union and abolition, it ensured that Northern victory would produce a social transformation in the South...
movie  AIS  mythology  history 
december 2012 by oripsolob
Harris-Perry: ‘The Help’ doesn’t help domestic workers
The glossing over of the sexual exploitation of domestic workers.
AIS  movie  women  inequalities  race  labor 
february 2012 by oripsolob
To tempt fate, up close and personal - Los Angeles Times
Comparison between Timothy Treadwell and Bob Woodruff's style of journalism.
ais  movie  iraq  war 
september 2011 by oripsolob
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