Chris McCoy 
Member since Jul 10, 2012

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Re: “Pacific Rim: Uprising

Thank you for this comment! I've become fascinated with this era of filmmaking, so this will open up a new avenue of research for me.

Posted by Chris McCoy on 03/30/2018 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Black Panther

I caught and corrected that error the first day it was up, but it must have reverted at some point.

Posted by Chris McCoy on 02/21/2018 at 12:39 PM

Re: “The Post

How many people did 1984 inspire to fight against totalitarianism? What's that worth? It's like The Riddle of Steel from Conan The Barbarian. What is stronger than steel? The mind that tells the hand to wield the sword.

Posted by Chris McCoy on 01/23/2018 at 4:46 PM

Re: “The Post

Woody Guthrie didn't fight fascism? Tell that to his guitar. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/im…

John Wayne, star of The Longest Day, Flying Tigers, The Fighting Seebees, Sands of Iwo Jima, The Flying Leathernecks, and The Longest Day didn't fight fascism?

If Orwell, author of 1984 fought fascism, then surly Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale, also fought fascism.

Just because they didn't pick up a rife (which Orwell, to his credit, absolutely did in Spain), that doesn't mean they didn't contribute significantly to the twentieth century's struggle against racist, nationalist, corporatist totalitarianism. As you can see all around you, propaganda and information warfare is extremely effective. What would Hitler have been without Goebbels and Riefenstahl? Fascists love propaganda and hate art. As the famous quote from Nazi philosopher Hanns Johst goes, "When I hear the word culture, that's when I reach for my revolver." The creation of art that is an individual expression and promotes creative, independent thought is in itself an anti-fascist act.

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Posted by Chris McCoy on 01/23/2018 at 12:39 PM

Re: “The Post

Funny how right wing newspaper website commenters have become indistinguishable from Russian troll bots, isn't it?

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Posted by Chris McCoy on 01/23/2018 at 11:37 AM

Re: “The Post

Art doesn't fight fascism? Tell that to Woody Guthrie, John Wayne, George Orwell, and Margaret Atwood.

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Posted by Chris McCoy on 01/23/2018 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Finding Tobey Goes Deep Into Mid South Skate Culture at Indie Memphis

I changed it. Thank you.

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Posted by Chris McCoy on 11/03/2017 at 10:22 AM

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