[Marxism] The Last Circus: a travesty on the Spanish Civil War

Daniel Lindvall daniel.lindvall at filmint.nu
Mon Aug 8 10:04:54 MDT 2011

Agree completely. This is how I dismissed it in a report from last  
year's Stockholm Film Festival, where it was screened in a section  
called "Extreme Politics":

"Equally superficial, on a historical level, is Alex de la Iglesia’s  
latest film, The Last Circus. This is fantasy as pseudo-political  
allegory at its very worst. The film seems to say that the Spanish  
Civil War was not a conflict between fascism and anti-fascism, but  
between those who wanted war, on both sides, and those who didn’t,  
whilst making the organizers of the defence of Madrid in 1936 into the  
moral equivalents of the Franco officers leading the attack. Enough  


On 8 aug 2011, at 17.55, Louis Proyect wrote:

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> Thoughts on the toxic ideological message of a film that I walked  
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> http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/the-last-circus-a-travesty-on-the-spanish-civil-war/
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