Skip to comments.Sequester: Drama Even Tarantino Wouldn't Touch
Posted on 02/28/2013 6:45:04 AM PST by Aspenhuskerette
This year, Hollywood hit award pay dirt for political dramas inspired by American history. Unlike The Avengers the top-grossing superhero movie best-picture nominees Argo, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty featured authentic, determined and courageous Americans who endured adversity and mortal danger to overcome morally inferior antagonists.
Though we're living through the umpteenth act of a gory political spectacle involving the U.S. budget, Think Again if you expect that Quentin Tarantino will adapt it for the silver screen. Devoid of heroes or valiant rescues, the drama serially unfolding in Washington isn't even telenovela-worthy, particularly the latest installment known as the sequester.
The terrifying storyline echoed by media actors playing supporting roles draconian spending cuts will trigger airport delays, prisoner releases, uninspected food, heightened risk of terrorist attacks and Armageddon is intended to evoke fear and dread, transforming Americans into Les Miserables. Taking Harry Truman's cue, If you can't convince them, confuse them, leading actors willfully neglect to mention that in their parlance, a cut means a smaller increase. Hence, the last time federal spending declined, Marlon Brando and On the Waterfront won Oscars.
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