Celebrated movie maker of old: Juan Emilio Viguie, from Puerto Rico discovered a new art form (1914): movie making …..”that of lying to millions of people, all at once, all over the world”.
And it hasn’t changed. Matter of fact, it’s gotten better with time!!
An ‘American Sniper’ billboard is defaced with the word “murder” in West Los Angeles.
Despite claims of a supposed “liberal bias” in Hollywood, it’s rather telling that one of the most highly acclaimed historical dramas of the past decade – Selma – was essentially given the cold shoulder by the esteemed membership which fills the ranks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Perhaps this is to be expected, considering how the Academy membership is approximately 95% white, 77% male, and 86% over the age of fifty. Still, it’s almost unthinkable that over half-a-century after integration supposedly became the law of the land that not a single actor or actress of color could be considered for an Oscar nomination. Equally astounding is the fact that the Clint Eastwood-directed American Sniper – which amounts to a historically inaccurate racist propaganda project – was bestowed the ‘honor’ of six nominations in all major categories. Of…
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