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    Why the Oscars are sort of a joke...

    To a large degree, Oscar voting is about personal prejudices and petty grievances. (Just read the anonymous voter columns The Hollywood Reporter has published in the past.) It is about who has the most pals in the voting pool, which remains 69 percent male and 84 percent white despite years of diversification efforts. It also involves Hollywood’s changing business landscape — namely, whether Netflix should be embraced by the industry or kept out of the club for as long as possible, regardless of the quality of the films it serves up.

    “Black Panther” was made by Marvel, which is owned by Disney, which has turned every other studio into a box office also-ran. It will be even worse when Disney completes its takeover of 20th Century Fox. “And now we’re also supposed to give Disney the Oscar for best picture?” one voter from a rival studio told me.

    Only one person said he would vote for “Vice,” a comedic biopic about Dick Cheney that was directed and written by Adam McKay. “I’m pals with one of the producers, so I feel like I have to,” the person explained in a less-than-ringing endorsement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Just watched it.
    rest of post cut; intent of my posting was not to start a political dialogue, just reference a scary bit of history.
    I read the entire link but could but could not figure out how to watch the documentary.
    ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    I read the entire link but could but could not figure out how to watch the documentary.
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    at the very top of the page there's a screen (hard to distinguish from everything else since all in b/w) and it has a Play arrow at bottom left corner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    This nominated documentary looks rather compelling:

    https://anightatthegarden.com
    Very compelling. Not surprising. In 50-60's there were 40-50,000 KKK members in the south. Not sure why this is a documentary? Looks more like a newsreel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyp View Post
    Very compelling. Not surprising. In 50-60's there were 40-50,000 KKK members in the south. Not sure why this is a documentary? Looks more like a newsreel.
    It's been altered to convey a message about today.
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    has been pulled together from various sources, not just a single old newsreel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    It's been altered to convey a message about today.
    Altered? How?
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    It's a real rally held in 1939, but the way it's edited gives a certain 'spin' to its intent.
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    Watched it. Sobering. Some of these news reels look familiar. I was only 8 years old but am reminded that my grandfather warned about this looming danger at the time. Three of his sons, my uncles, had served in France in WWI. I had German speaking schoolmates, grandchildren of neighbors who homesteaded along side my grandfather, but I do not remember any animosity. Two years later, a dozen of my uncles and older cousins were off to war.
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    Speaking of the 1930s on this day in 1933 Roosevelt was almost assassinated....

    https://mobile.twitter.com/rauchway/...00892344315904
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