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    Frank Capra's "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington." Yes, THAT "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," the same one from 1939, about a Boy Scout leader that gets appointed to the Senate.

    http://internetisinamerica.blogspot.com/2012/01/mr-smith-goes-to-washington.html

    A lot of people think the film is a whimsical take on pre-WWII politics in the US. WRONG. This movie is actually one of the most sardonic and scathing works of anti-Federalist satire to be found in the 20th century,a film filled with so much subversive subtext that you wonder if Capra was secretly an anarchist or something.

    Child abuse. Crony Capitalism. Martyrdom. Not exactly things you think about when you think "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," but as it turns out, these are very much the central themes [driving forces, even] of the film.

    Along those same lines, can you think of any other "seemingly innocuous" movies that are just FILLED with underlying political cynicism? There's got to be some other great examples out there, I know.
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      ...I've never heard anyone think of the film in any other way than a cynical movie about U.S. politics. It's no secret..
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      Movin` on up!! To the East side Blah blah Blah Movin on up Gaints lol.
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        Mezase_Master wrote:
        ...I've never heard anyone think of the film in any other way than a cynical movie about U.S. politics. It's no secret..


        Pay no attention to the OP. He won't reply to an actual discussion on here. He's just here to promote himself as a writer and promote his blog...
        [quote]In my final meeting with the gods from the heavens above, as they spoke to me and hit me with the power of the Ultimate Warrior, they told me Exit stage left! Exit stage rig
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          Funny how his threads don't get closed as spam.
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            Why is this guy still roaming the site? Shouldn't he be banned by now?
            thecrow174: Lover of martial arts cinema.
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              thecrow174 wrote:
              Why is this guy still roaming the site? Shouldn't he be banned by now?


              Don't you remember????? Like he said, He's a top contributor.... :roll:
              [quote]In my final meeting with the gods from the heavens above, as they spoke to me and hit me with the power of the Ultimate Warrior, they told me Exit stage left! Exit stage rig
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                I haven't been on here as much lately, but it's obvious you're only here to spam your goddamn blog. Cut that shit out or your ass is banned.

                Edit:

                After looking further into your posts, ALL of them are about your blog. Fuck it, you're gone.
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