Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Friday, January 8, 2016

The more things change...

If you want to see just how little politics has changed in the last 70 years, check out this movie. It was made in 1947 and has commentary on the minimum wage, corrupt politicians, a group of people out to make sure America stays white, natural born and Christian, and even jabs the gullibility of the voting public.

As I was watching it, this evening, I was reminded too damn much of what's going on in this year's election...and it's spooky. This is the full movie, recorded off a Spanish TV station so it's got subtitles, and it gets a bit goofy in a very 1940's way, but it's still a lot of fun. And Loretta Young hangs tough through the whole thing; she deserved her best actress Oscar.

Tomorrow it's back to the rewrites...

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