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

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Aug 8 10:17:25 MDT 2011


On 8/8/2011 12:04 PM, Daniel Lindvall wrote:
> 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 said."
>
> http://filmint.nu/?p=984
>

Ah, great! Now I know why I put up with so much nonsense on 
Marxmail. It is the only place where I don't feel like the last 
commie on earth.




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