Jesse James (1939)
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Musings on the Golden Age of Hollywood.
"You missed a very dull TV show on Auschwitz. More gruesome film clips, and more puzzled intellectuals declaring their mystification over the systematic murder of millions. The reason they can never answer the question "How could it possibly happen?" is that it's the wrong question. Given what people are, the question is "Why doesn't it happen more often?" You see the whole culture. Nazis, deodorant salesmen, wrestlers, beauty contests, a talk show. Can you imagine the level of a mind that watches wrestling? But the worst are the fundamentalist preachers. Third rate con men telling the poor suckers that watch them that they speak with Jesus, and to please send in money. Money, money, money! If Jesus came back and saw what's going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing up."
In this world, a man, himself, is nothing. And there ain't no world but this one."
"Who lit this flame in us? Because I have you, nothing can touch me; no hurt, no grief. Not even death..."So how about you? Is there a character that you identify with for all the wrong reasons? It can be from any time in film history. Be as specific or as vague for your reasons as you like.