[Marxism] The Boston Globe on radical films

Bhaskar Sunkara bhaskar.sunkara at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 17:13:36 MDT 2009


DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975)
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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.

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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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