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ThePainefulTruth On May 06, 2013
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#1New Post! Oct 11, 2010 @ 20:01:09
Apparently so judging by the war of words going on between film critic Roger Ebert and Salon reviewer Andrew O'Hehir. Naturally I must side with Ebert on this one even if O'Hehir hadn't been so absurdly over-the-top. A couple excerpts:

O'Hehir--"It's legitimate to wonder exactly what Christian-friendly and 'middle-American' inspirational values are being conveyed here, or whether they're just providing cover for some fairly ordinary right-wing ideology and xenophobia."

--" 'Secretariat' actually goes much further, presenting a honey-dipped fantasy vision of the American past as the Tea Party would like to imagine it, loaded with uplift and glory and scrubbed clean of multiculturalism and social discord. "

Ebert--"We learn the horse is a carrier not merely of Ron Turcotte's 130 pounds, but of Nazism, racism, Tea Party ideology and the dark side of Christianity."

Gon' check it out tomorrow.


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Junkyard_Jim On August 30, 2011

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#2New Post! Oct 11, 2010 @ 21:55:28
@ThePainefulTruth Said

Apparently so judging by the war of words going on between film critic Roger Ebert and Salon reviewer Andrew O'Hehir. Naturally I must side with Ebert on this one even if O'Hehir hadn't been so absurdly over-the-top. A couple excerpts:

O'Hehir--"It's legitimate to wonder exactly what Christian-friendly and 'middle-American' inspirational values are being conveyed here, or whether they're just providing cover for some fairly ordinary right-wing ideology and xenophobia."

--" 'Secretariat' actually goes much further, presenting a honey-dipped fantasy vision of the American past as the Tea Party would like to imagine it, loaded with uplift and glory and scrubbed clean of multiculturalism and social discord. "

Ebert--"We learn the horse is a carrier not merely of Ron Turcotte's 130 pounds, but of Nazism, racism, Tea Party ideology and the dark side of Christianity."

Gon' check it out tomorrow.


The Hollywood Reporter


I guess what the Left considers "dark" compared to what the Right considers "dark" will always leave us in the dark.
ThePainefulTruth On May 06, 2013
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#3New Post! Oct 12, 2010 @ 05:00:56
@Junkyard_Jim Said

I guess what the Left considers "dark" compared to what the Right considers "dark" will always leave us in the dark.


....and the light of Truth will continue to fall on closed eyes. After all, if we can't know the whole Truth, we must not be capable of knowing any of it.
deal1 On May 06, 2011
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#4New Post! Oct 12, 2010 @ 17:32:30
They both have it wrong...It's about a damned HORSE!...
One of the greatest to ever race...Man 'O War being the greatest!(his grave is at the Kentucky horse farm).
deal1 On May 06, 2011
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#5New Post! Oct 12, 2010 @ 17:34:01
Some people can read what ever they want into a book, song,movie,what have you...it doesn't make them right!
ThePainefulTruth On May 06, 2013
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#6New Post! Oct 14, 2010 @ 01:41:48
@deal1 Said

They both have it wrong...It's about a damned HORSE!...
One of the greatest to ever race...Man 'O War being the greatest!(his grave is at the Kentucky horse farm).


I dunno, I think Secretariat was the best--setting records at the KD and Belmont that still stand.

And the movie did have a social (political) message, (which most movies worth a s*** do). But it was about a very simple thing: a woman standing up to the good-old-boy racehorse establishment. The movie is mostly about that, with a finish that reminds us that we can indeed be inspired by some exceptional animals.
ThePainefulTruth On May 06, 2013
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#7New Post! Oct 14, 2010 @ 01:47:17
(Goddamit, dump the point system. I've gotten zero for the last two posts. It's the principle of the thing.)
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