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Great Movies I have seen since F/911
Spider-Man2
Heaven
The Getaway
The original Stepford Wives
The Control Room
Bus 174

You know, when I was a kid here is Soviet Canuckistan, I - like the rest of the world - was fed a steady diet of American movies. And so many of these movies featured the Rugged Individualist who bucked against his adversary, be it The Institution in One Flew Over the Cuckoo nest, the borg-like depiction of Soviet conformity in movies like Rocky (II or III?), or war movies, where the American prisoner of war, full of piss and vinegar, would make everyone, including the guards, laugh and understand the universal humanity that underscored their plight.

Which brings me to parody, cuz while Americans certainly didn't invent parody or satire, Larry Flynt's appeal forced the Supreme Court to articulate: "The fact that society may find speech offensive is not sufficient reason for suppressing it. Indeed, if it is the speaker's opinion that gives offense, that consequence is a reason for according it constitutional protection".

So I don't understand all the fuss about Fahernheit 9/11. It is the most American film I have seen for ages. Moore, as the Rugged..er...schlumpy individualist, cracking people up with parody and shaking his fist in the face of drone-like folk who think that it is their patriotic duty to stop questioning.

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