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bloodrose wrote

High Noon (1952). Watched it because my husband read something on /r/askhistorians about Clint Eastwood hating it. It was amazeballs. He told me there was a movie Clint Eastwood called anti-American and I nearly said "Stop talking right now, we're watching it."

Halfway through The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) and am liking it. Husband is looking up the historical stuff as it's happening and pointing out how much worse it was than the movie makes out. I appreciate when husband does his history nerd stuff. It makes movies more fun. And it's fun hearing him emote his agreement with the hippies.


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When l I saw trial of the Chicago 7 I was really surprised by how much Sasha Baron Cohen held the movie together, there was something about the way the movie was put together that made it feel like I was watching a high school play though, although usually I'm fond of things that are adaptions of plays dialogue heavy etc, but there was something about the script, direction etc of trial of the Chicago 7 that made it really hard for me to watch. Honestly it's some very interesting subject matter as a movie, and if anyone tackles it again in the future I'd be interested to see how it compares to the direction that Sorkin went with it.


bloodrose wrote

It is written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and very much his kind of production. It was all fast-paced witty dialogue and retorts. We had to watch it with subtitles so I could hear over my husband's laughter. You could see a lot of the archetypes he uses in his writing so you know it's more about the message than the actual real people the movie is based upon. I enjoyed it because I like that sort of film and I agree with an anti-war anti-government message.