Just a quick follow-up:
I saw the previews for Frost/Nixon. I’m going to see it tomorrow.
It appears we’re also invested in re-creating the mythos of cold war politics. In a way, our own political and social ecology mimic that of the cold war era. Are we on the brink of a new era of hope, or is society stuck in a constantly reproducing holding pattern of hope/belief/disappointment/ and devastation?
Here’s a new thought: maybe instead of re-live the cold war, we’re trying to re-write its mythos for political reasons. Maybe as a way of justifying a new movement in American politics? I suppose that, from a Marxist lens, you could evaluate movies as cultural engineering and social maintenance…
now that is an interesting thought.