Friday, November 11, 2011
J. Edgar - When the FBI Meets Brokeback Mountain
By Nicholas Contompasis
I Just saw J. Edgar, Clint Eastwoods new movie about J. Edgar Hoover who was director of the FBI for decades. It was a great movie which will remind all of us how fragile our Democracy is.
Peppered throughout the movie are reminders and warning signs of how far we've gone unbridled into dangerous and unchartered waters with our society.
If you see it, which I suggest you do, you'll see the parallel between old communist riots and demonstrations with our now violent Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.
The rather confusing sex life of Hoover frankly is nothing I was interested in, but Eastwood was clever enough to weave all of it into a extremely informative movie.