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Fri Feb 3, 2012, 02:28 PM

Right now, I am watching the movie Elmer Gantry....

It's unbelievable that nothing has changed since the twenties and the sixties and now....

There were bearded men, foreign men, outside the high school selling French Postcards....

These outsiders who worship at Harvard, Yale and Princeton....

These Unatarians....

I mean this is what they were pushing even back then.

Nothing changes for these people, nothing.

I guess it's easier to latch onto an image than to create a whole new set of boogey men

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Reply Right now, I am watching the movie Elmer Gantry.... (Original post)
WCGreen Feb 2012 OP
The Magistrate Feb 2012 #1
Proud Public Servant Feb 2012 #2
WCGreen Feb 2012 #4
tblue Feb 2012 #6
no_hypocrisy Feb 2012 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2012 #3
Bluenorthwest Feb 2012 #5
tblue Feb 2012 #7
WCGreen Feb 2012 #8

Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 02:32 PM

1. Do Yourself A Favor, Sir, And Read the Book

It is a much, much tougher, and far more enlightening, thing, than the movie.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 02:39 PM

2. But if you read the book

you'll miss the greatest performance Burt Lancaster ever gave!

Still, I do love me some Sinclair Lewis, so you're right, too!

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 02:45 PM

4. I am planning to read it soon...

It's o my list.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 02:54 PM

6. The Jungle

Is even better.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 08:45 PM

9. + 1,000,000

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 02:42 PM

3. I believe they say there is nothing new under the sun...

It's a great movie!

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 02:50 PM

5. A great later day follow up film is the 1972 documentary 'Marjoe' disk at Netflix

 

Marjoe Gortner was a child preacher and healer who dropped out and returned to expose the scam. Interesting real life Gantry stuff.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068924/

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 02:57 PM

7. Did you know it was banned in some states?

Not sure if it was the book or the film or both. I guess it was a threat to the Elmer Gantrys among us who didn't want their cover blown. It was said that the story is 'anti-Christian.' Now what does that tell you?

And yes Lancaster is awesome in that role.

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Response to tblue (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 04:11 PM

8. It was a role made for Lancaster...

He grabbed onto that role and took it where Andy Griffith's Lonesome Rhodes left off....

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