[Marxism] Brute Force

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Mar 21 10:21:12 MDT 2009

This morning I happened across “Brute Force” on the Turner Classic Movie 
channel. This is a 1947 Jules Dassin film noir about a prison break from 
Alcatraz that fortunately is available from Netflix.

As was the case with a number of such films, the movie had heavy 
CP/leftist participation and reflected a mood of disillusionment over 
the failure of WWII to bring genuine peace. The Cold War was just 
beginning and reds in the movie industry were apprehensive about the 
future. As also was the case with a number of other noirs, the main 
characters are WWII veterans who find themselves behind bars in a 
reflection of American society’s failure to absorb them after the 
imperialist bloodletting.

full: http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2009/03/21/brute-force/

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