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[Re: October 11 essay: "Power viewing: The 10 best political movies"]:

Here’s my ten best-political-movies-ever-made list (thirteen, actually, but I really did try). And let’s face it, any best list for this category that does not include a film by Costa-Gavras is seriously lacking in political awareness or the politics of movie making itself. Hamlet (1996) by Kenneth Branagh and Throne of Blood (1957) by Akira Kurosawa  were also very tempting, but then I’d be pushing fifteen and well on my way to a hundred... and time is certainly not on my side at this time of the year.  
    1. Z (1969) by Costa-Gavras
    2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)  by Stanley Kubrick.
    3. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)  by John Frankenheimer
    4. The Battle of Chile (1978, documentary) by  Patricio Guzmán
    5. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968, documentary) by Octavio Getino and Fernando E. Solanas
    6. October: Ten Days that Shook the World (1928) by Grigori Aleksandrov and Sergei M. Eisenstein
    7. Reds (1981) by Warren Beatty
    8. 1984 (1984) by Michael Radford
    9. Triumph of the Will (1935, documentary) by Leni Riefenstahl
    10. Birth of a Nation (1915) by D. W. Griffith
    11. Our Daily Bread (1934) by King Vidor
    12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) by Don Siegel
    13. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) by John Ford
Julius Neelley

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how can no one mention works such as dreams of my father, milk, or something by che and karl? and i trump your 1984 with animal farm. This is charlottesville we are the educated elite who know best.

Still love Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

"The Battle of Algiers" outstrips everything one there apart from the good doctor.

Also surprised at the omission of "Being There".

...and "Big Bird goes to Washington". A current block buster.

"Big Bird Goes to Washington", a current blockbuster.

Oliver Stone JFK