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Movie for a Sunday Afternoon: "Meet John Doe"
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Posted on 09/23/2012 1:45:08 PM PDT by ReformationFan
This week's feature is an excellent portrayal of how the cynical media manipulates(or at least certainly tries to and often succeeds at) the masses to advance their own agendas. From 1941 and involving 3 classic Hollywood legends (Cooper, Stanwyck, and Capra) who were all Republicans.
TOPICS: History; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: barbarastanwyck; frankcapra; garycooper; meetjohndoe; mfasa
posted on 09/23/2012 2:03:49 PM PDT
(2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, IA = 272EV)
the movie shows how a rich man, like George Soros, could use a stooge to advance his political agenda. The stooge in the movie realized he was being used. Obama either doesn’t know he’s being used or doesn’t care.
posted on 09/23/2012 2:30:25 PM PDT
(A woman can do anything a man can do and have babies besides.)
To: kathsua; Vision
posted on 09/23/2012 2:32:30 PM PDT
by the OlLine Rebel
(Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
Exactly. This 71 year old film is not dated in the least.
The Edward Arnold character is Soros, but Coop is more like a bitter clinger coal miner who’s lost his job thanks to Obama’s green energy scam than the O himself. Obama’s a slick collaborator, not a stooge. And the John Doe Clubs are more like OWS than the Tea Party.
posted on 09/23/2012 2:49:19 PM PDT
posted on 09/23/2012 3:41:17 PM PDT
(After all is said and done, it is God's Will that will be done.)
To: the OlLine Rebel
A great film. I usually save the threads for 8pm movies on tcm...but not always. Thanks for the thought.
posted on 09/23/2012 3:58:28 PM PDT
("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
posted on 09/23/2012 5:50:45 PM PDT
("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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