[Marxism] Zizek in the Socialist Review (SWP-UK)

nada dwaltersMIA at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 19:13:27 MST 2009


The movie They Live! is one of the great movies of all time. The review 
is very accurate but it's very good on several levels, not just as 
social commentary. It's a pretty good science-fiction movie as well. 
Given the start, Roddy Piper, was a former professional wrestler (albeit 
one of the smaller ones in that venue) it contained probably the best 
fight scene ever in a movie, and today, stands as the *longest* fight 
scene between two people in any movie. Just a fist fight, nothing fancy. 
Beats out anything, I might add, in Fight Club, another great movie.

I happened know that this movie made the Reagan-fertilized 
Neo-conservatives in the DC Beltway absolutely fume. They knew *exactly* 
who this movie was aimed at and why. They really detested it. If you can 
get it on DVD by all means, do so. Have fun, because that's the kind of 
movie it is. Proletarian culture of the best kind, IMO.

David




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