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War, Inc.

posted by kinkminos

John Cusack is one of my favourite Hollywood actors, having won me over with roles in films like Hi Fidelity, Grosse Point Blank and Being John Malkovich. The following is an excerpt from a review of Cusack’s new film War, Inc. — a film depicting the corporatisation of the war in Iraq. Where will it end, this commoditisation of humanity in the name of progress?

War, Inc. is a radically different kind of movie. In fact, it really defies genre. It is sort of like this generation’s Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange and The Wizard of Oz mixed together with the un-embedded reporting of Naomi Klein, spiced up with a dash of South Park. It is a powerful, visionary response to the cheerleading culture of the corporate media and a pliant Hollywood afraid of its own shadow. On the surface, War, Inc. appears to be a spoof of the corporatization of the occupation of Iraq. Continue reading

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Follow Hollow – a short play

FOLLOW HOLLOW

Characters in the play:

Hollow

Cribage

Filmy

Fulmee

Bearded Fuelus

Shaven Fuelus

One bunk bed lies along right wall, one along the left one. The former is slightly higher than the latter. One closet lies next to the right bed, one next to the left one. The latter is slightly higher than the former. One small dressing table lies next to the left closet, a small looking glass and refrigerator next to the right one. The center of the stage is bare. Cribage is sleeping peacefully on the left bunk. Hollow is sleeping restlessly on the right one, shifting about uneasily, as one having a bad dream. He stirs, tosses, turns, and finally falls, screaming. Lands with a thud. Continue reading

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