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Demagogue in Denim
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Demagogue in Denim

If fascist powers took over America, fascism would look “super-modern and multi-ethnic – as American as Madison Avenue, executive luncheons, credit cards and apple pie. It will be fascism with a smile.”[i] The 1950’s marked a vulnerable period in American history in which the encroachment of a form of fascism – the same ideology America … Continue reading

Hollywood’s Very Own Apocalypse Movie
Film Essays

Hollywood’s Very Own Apocalypse Movie

“There’s eventually going to be an implosion where… a half-dozen megabudget movies are going to go crashing to the ground,” gravely prophesied Steven Spielberg[1], the same director who ironically triggered Hollywood’s reliance on mega-blockbusters. Hollywood releases another apocalyptic spectacle every week, which, in return, results in a future for the industry that looks grim. A … Continue reading