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LGM Film Club, Part 79: Dog Factory

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On September 27, 2020
Edwin S. Porter’s 1904 classic Dog Factory is a must watch film for all. Well, except maybe your dog loving children. This film is also featured at the National Film Preservation Foundation website, with an interesting explanation about why so many very early films survive compared with those in the middle years of the silent […]
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LGM Film Club, Part 76: Native Food

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On September 19, 2020
This 1945 Army training film about how soldiers should not eat “native foods” is both amusing and, well, racist. That Vienna sausages are supposed to be the safe food here is a bit disturbing, though it’s true enough that sanitation issues are real enough and most certainly were in the 1940s in a war zone. […]
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In 1969, the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne blockaded the bridge crossing between the U.S. and Canada in protest of Canada’s violation of the Jay Treaty of 1794, which guaranteed Indian land and the right of them to cross the international border. Of course, this was ignored by whites on both sides of the border. With […]
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LGM Film Club, Part 69: Maidstone

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On September 10, 2020
I’ve expressed my contempt for Norman Mailer before. But I realized I’ve never watched one of his “movies” that he made in the late 60s and early 70s. So I decided to hate watch Maidstone. This is….a real piece of shit from a real piece of shit. The plot is this–Mailer plays a brilliant director […]
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