what films speak to you about the American dream?

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Post by wedeliver » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:10 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:i LOVE LOVE LOVE the magic christian....


Peter Sellars, Ringo Starr as his dimwitted nephew and the pool of Bile and piss and shit that everyone swims in for 100 pound notes....

if you want it, here it is, come and get it....


great cameos too....
If I recall, Ringo was homeless living in a park (probably some strawberry fields or somethin') when Sir Guy Grand met his soon to be Nephew. I really liked the hot doggy scene and the cop eating the ticket and the shrink giving the guy on the ship a joint and then becoming a cop who arrests him for the joint. I actually don't think Ringo was supposed to be "dimwitted" I thought it was just his style of acting.

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I guess in this vein (i before e except after c, huh) the Magical Mystery Tour still plays games in my head and WE ALL LIVE ON A yellow submarine (which I saw on the same night in Westwood as The Midnight Cowboy, fryin, got into both Westwood theatres free), memories are fading a little.
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Post by WHO » Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:18 pm

These show how much Americans fail at helping each other live the American Dream. They are all old movies cause the new ones are cartoonish in comparision (think Borak or The Terminal)

-A Raisin in the Sun
-Grapes of Wrath
-A Tree grows in Brooklyn
-To Kill a Mockingbird
-Johnny Got His Gun
-Alice's Restaurant (just for giggles)

The Wonder Years TV show seems to encapsulate suburbia, but even that did not have a lot of diversity. I'm sure the outside world views our American way of life through those kind of shows.
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