Sunday, May 18, 2008

Waste Tissue ?

Decided to post early today. The weather is awful, even colder and more rain than last weekend.
So plans are changed again and I'm catching up on chores instead of frolicking in the lilac garden.

I had a bad night, like being awake during a nightmare.That's the only way I can describe it.
Got up feeling even worse. The french toast and masses of tea didn't perk me up so I crashed on the couch for a couple of hours. Not sleeping , just hiding under a blanket feeling sorry for myself.

Now I'm fine. I'm watching a couple of movies over again while I work. I've been promising for ages to mail them off to a friend. He teaches a course on "Propaganda and Mass Media" and I think he'll find them interesting.
One film called "It Happened Here" 1965, maybe I have mentioned it before ( brain dead as usual) . It's about what might have happened if Germany had invaded England and won WWII. The makers of the film Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo,were teenagers when they came up with the idea. Interesting to see the various reasons why people cave in to military rule. They are fed up with war, they want food and a job, they want to get on with their lives. The constant bombardment with propaganda and real life fascists, who lived in Britain at the time, reinforcing the ideals (if you can call them that). One nut case leader of the British fascists describing "inferior" people as "waste tissue" that "should be eliminated"
If I had been around in those times, I guess I would have been one of those people.

The other movie is " Wet Asphalt" 1958, a German film. about a guy who after the war gets a job with a tabloid paper, referred to as the "yellow press" at the time . The paper runs a fake story dreamed up by the editor . Hmm, hasn't that happened recently ? ( I'm sure I'm repeating myself). My only disappointment is that I couldn't find a subtitled version and I hate the dubbing.

I really wish my toes would behave and stop tingling A little thing ,but an extremely annoying thing.

1 comment:

mdmhvonpa said...

Ever have that feeling like you are living in the wrong damn century? Wrong time-line? Yeah. All the damn time.