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LGM Film Club, Part 21: This is Life

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This 1950 propaganda film by the American Meat Institute, a pure and beautiful example of meat industry propaganda, rides that fine line of both boring and awesome at the same. There’s no criteria by one might say this is good. But between the Turnerian vision of the frontier that was so cherished in mid-20th century, the section of meat byproducts that happens after the 20th minute, and the genuinely horrific acting during the “narrative” parts about the meat industry, this is an enjoyable way to kill an half an hour like you’d kill a baby cow by a bullet to the head so you can have some veal.

Enjoyed the meatpacking scenes too, I wonder how the descendants of these workers are doing, other than dying at the hands of their exploitative employers.

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