In Re the film “Exodus”: there’s no need for any artist to respond to the mewling of the critics and their Stakhanovite insistence on “realism.”
In Re the film “Unbroken”: Japanese nationalists charging someone else with racism is a case of pot calling the kettle, dancing with the kettle, making love with the kettle.
In Re Janet Suzman: No one ever mistook an actor for an intellectual.
Nobility and heroism are inappropriate to describe wars (the actions of individuals are another matter; e.g., the Scholls were heroic and noble). Rather, wars should be judged according to the criterion of moral necessity. WWI — the war to save Empires — was morally unnecessary. WII — the global response to global fascism — was morally necessary.
Pole sloths are the worst part of living in NYC.
The only Marxist opinion worthy of consideration is that of Žižek. There’s no jouissance in the anarcho-syndicalism of Chomsky.
The Ridley Scott film “Exodus” is already generating ire for failing to be a factual representation of the mythology surrounding Moses.
Realism for its own sake is the destruction of imagination.
After portraying the Batman, the role of Moses is a definite come down for Christian Bale.
It is more than a bit narcissistic to believe “Big Brother is watching YOU” in particular. But such narcissism is functional for the conspiracy theory set.