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Offline hankdog1

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Birth Of a Nation
« on: January 16, 2011, 11:58:14 PM »
Okay it's on Hulu right now and yes it is long prepare to sit for 3 hours.  No talking in the movie but in it's day it was a blockbuster film.  Some may be turned off by raciest ideas presented in the movie.  But if you look at it in the time it was made it was really a well thought out and shot film.  Not to mention the movie empowered the Clan movement of the 1920's.  It's a very interesting snap shot in time.  Definately a movie everyone should watch and appricate it for what it is. 
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Re: Birth Of a Nation
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 02:56:53 PM »
it is.  a lot of PC people will not make it through, but it is history. 
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Birth Of a Nation
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 08:26:20 PM »
  The PC movement has banished a good many miles of film so far. This one, Triumph of the Will, most the WW2 era and before cartoons, and most of the Our Gang films because of the way Buckwheat and other Blacks were shown.
  Even Tom Sawyer is in trouble over the use of a few words.
  History is what it is and to understand it we have to be able to see it and hear it truthfuly.
I was born about 100 years too early, or to late.