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From: Tony Williams
English
SIUC
 I suppose every Hollywood film made in those decades would count since the
cinema ideologically pits the individual against those adverse "slings and
arrows of outrageous fortune" as opposed to relevant socio-economic and
historical circumstances.
  Is not NIXON another example of a blighted individual ruined by his
personal demons and repressive mother despite his pathetic railings against
a "system" the film never attempts either to appropriately understand or
analyze?
  As the current issue of THE HUMANIST notes, 80s and 90s Hollywood is as
John Hurt notes a cinema for children, not adults, reproducing individualist
ego-psychology on the most infantile levels. In this sense, NIXON is another
Oliver Stone adult "temper tantrum."
 
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