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Easy Rider- Really the movie doesn't have much of a story. The acting is good but they don't have much to do and it ends abruptly. The sound track is the best part.
The Scarlet Letter- I would rather be shot then read this again
Young Goodman Brown- Take what I said above and add "in the balls" after the word shot
Harrison Bergeron- Harrison Bergeron is an asshole and I got a question wrong on a test because I didn't think he was a hero because he tried to overthrow America and there is no proof America is no longer a democratic country.
The works of Wendell Berry - Wendell Berry is a pantsless asshole
Wise Blood- Good book and a good movie
Watership Down- My favorite book. Made rabbits my favorite animal
Sometimes a Great Notion- My second favorite book. I've never read anything else with the same style.
Chinatown- Not even associations of raped minors can make me like this movie any less
For Whom the Bell Tolls-bad ass.
I have an older sister who doesn't think much of him either, because she finds him too simplistic. Same with Hermann Hesse (yes, she's quite well-read.)Anything by Charles Dickens is pretty much bullshit. The stories themselves are all fine, but his writing style is unacceptable.
More classics I disliked:
Brave New World-unrealistic without actually being funny.
Watchmen-laughably dated now, but even when written, it was clear that Alan Moore didn't know squat about American politics. For example, a victory in the Vietnam War would have been a boon to Lyndon Johnson(who started the war in a big way), not Nixon. Even then, no President of the United States could have served five terms (even if term limits were repealed), simply because something else would have toppled him sooner or later. Winning major wars didn't save George H. W. Bush's or Indira Gandhi's political careers either. Also, as was proven in 2001, a major attack on New York City does not unite the world. I wonder why they bothered to make the movie?
Ones I did:
Of Mice and Men-a school assignment, but I felt it gave an honest view of the Depression and how it was like day to day, though I didn't read anything else by Steinbeck yet.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-a school assignment, and it gave a honest account of what the old Deep South was like, both warts and virtues. This book (and others by Twain in the same scenario) effectively destroys the stereotypes of what slavery and race relations were really like in that era, contradicting modern-day agitprop, though it doesn't eschew the evil aspects of that era either.
1984-unassigned, but a great depiction of a totally tyrannical society where even freedom of thought doesn't exist.
Darkness at Noon-unassigned, and it effeectively points out that greater good does not come out of tyrannical regimes.
That was in the movie? I swear the glowing blue man never made anyone's head explode in the actual comic series.Another thing that's unrealistic about Watchmen is that there's a glowing blue man who makes peoples heads explode.
I agree with the attack on New York not uniting the world. I think the movie handled it better with attacks across the globe
I doubt even Dr. Manahattan could have kept Nixon in the Presidency indefinitely. Also, Nixon was no more guilty of dirty election tactics than most other politicians of that era. He simply was a convenient whipping boy, thanks to the then-bad economy, the loss of the Vietnam War, and all the social agitation of the time. Remember the actual story featured a popular rebellion against superheroes-and it also showed how a group of superheroes didn't have the power to take over the police functions of a whole city (my favorite part of the story).I think it was less that Nixon won the war but that he was willing to use Dr. Manhattan when no other president would. It would make citizen's wonder if another president would have the guts to use him, as well as the fact that Nixon is a dirty cheater when it comes to elections.
Yes! I am very happy to have covered Of Mice and Men in school.I had to read Of Mice and Men for school and liked it.
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