[Marxism] The Boston Globe on radical films
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Sat Sep 5 17:13:36 MDT 2009
DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975)
Not a radical movie? That’s the point. When Al Pacino’s bank robber gets
the crowds on his side by shouting “Attica! Attica!’’ he’s proving both
how everything was political by the mid-1970s and how genuine radicalism
had become co-opted by radical chic. In its backhanded way, that one
scene marks the death of the ’60s.
The writer of this article might've metioned that the Attica chant actually
happened in real life during this episode.
It wasn't something invented by some dried-up psuedo radical screenwriter.
"Reds" is one of my favorite films.
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