the past

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The Deluge - (1974 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072021/

A military man of small renown and great skill is swept up into a conflict that engulfs his nation in war, driving a wedge between himself, his people and his love.

A movie the likes of which I've never seen and doubt I ever will again.



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Real Venezuela has never been tried.
Real Venezuela has never been tried.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363510/
http://www.vitagraphfilms.com/films.htm

In Venezuela, when a democratically-elected socialist starts ruining the fourth largest oil industry in the world, using socialism, effort is made to initiate a regime change.

It begins as a pro-communist propaganda piece on how socialism didn't do nothin' wrong and real communism has never been tried. It gets good later on, as there are legitimate concerns actually being shown.

Feel free to look at this and compare it to current (2017-2018) reactions to United States president Donald Trump, because it will make your head explode.

You can thank events featured around this time, and the fucktardedness that followed, for plunging 90% of the population into poverty.. and I'm not exaggerating. This is the wealth-generation of socialism.



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Westworld - (2016 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/
https://www.hbo.com/westworld

Nothing could possibly go wrong in an amusement park populated by robots.

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Westworld - (1973 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070909/

Nothing could possibly go wrong in an amusement park populated by robots.

A good-ish movie, which must have been spectacular at the time because of its original themes and spectacular presentation. It holds up very well over the few centuries since its release.



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Wonderstruck - (2017 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5208216/

Something about a boy in the 70s wandering around and a girl from earlier who also wandered around because reasons and things happen but they're not exciting so just give this a miss.

I don't know what the fuck these people were thinking, but this is beyond confusing and awful.



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Atomic blonde - (2017 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2406566/
http://www.atomicblonde.com/

As a commentary on Edward Snowden or WikiLeaks or some such, a list, that somehow exists, is out in the clear and being hunted by various spies.

It would have made a huge difference had this not been portrayed as a flashback/debriefing. Because of this complete failure in storytelling, there was no sense of risk at all; an important part of a spy movie like this.



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