Monday, September 24, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - September 25, 2018

Anyone who believes that every individual film must present a "balanced" picture, knows nothing about either balance or pictures. -- Edward R. Murrow  [MB: I'm always mystified when someone screams out (verbally or in print) "that is biased" and I probably equally mystify them when I respond to their accusation: "of course it is."]

"Believing is seeing and not the other way around." -- Errol Morris

35 Shots of Rum (France/Germany: Claire Denis, 2008: 100 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Benton, Michael. "Recommended Films of 2016." Letterboxd (Ongoing)

LePire, Bobby. "Porcupine Lake." Film Threat (September 20, 2018)

Rosenthal, Caitlin C. "How Slavery Inspired Modern Business Management." Boston Review of Books (August 20, 2018)

Rubenstein, Richard L. The Cunning of History: The Holocaust and the American Future. Harper Torchbooks, 1987.

One of my all time favorite songs - sing with it and think through it - it always makes me feel better :)

The truth must be adjusted to fit the need. ... The aim of propaganda is not to try to pass judgement on conflicting rights, giving each its due, but exclusively to emphasize the right which we are asserting. Propaganda must not investigate the truth objectively, and, in so far as it is favorable to the other side, present it according to the theoretical rules of justice; but it must present only that aspect of the truth which is favorable to its own side. 
The receptive powers of the masses are very limited, and their understanding is feeble. ... All effective propaganda must be confined to a few bare essentials and there must be expressed as far as possible in stereotypical formulas. 
These slogans should be persistently repeated until the very last individual has come to grasp the idea that has been put forward ... the greater scope of the message that has to be presented, the more necessary it is for the propaganda to discover that plan of action which is psychologically the most efficient. -- Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf  (cited in Combs, J.E. and D. Nimmo. The New Propaganda: The Dictatorship of Palaver in Contemporary Politics. Longman, 1993.) 

New Accuser Emerges Alleging Kavanaugh Assault from Rising Up With Sonali on Vimeo.

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