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The same nation but two different civilizations…

Frank Rich of the New York Times has written a wonderful piece concerning two of the year’s best films, True Grit and The Social Network, and what those two films say about where our nation has come from and what it has become.

Thinking about the two films side by side, the differences in the societies they portray is startling, and not altogether comforting when considering the progression.  Loyalty triumphs and is lauded in one, and is abandoned and even mocked in the other.   Of course, True Grit could be said to have a rather romantic view of old-time American values, but as Mark Zuckerberg’s refreshingly observant ex Erica says in The Social Network, “just because something is trite doesn’t make it not true.”

Check the article out here….

The One-Eyed Man Is King


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