Classic Films Of Human Drama: Rx For Our Fraught Times: Withdrawn; Submitted Via New Platform
Huffington Post - 3 months
This polarized nation does not agree on much anymore, but by universal agreement Americans are united in feeling this last presidential campaign was the worst ever. Without reciting details---we're a nation in recovery---it was a contest in which the candidate with an R after his name took us on a tour of the lower depths.
Moreover, since our presidential campaigns run so long, for a good (or bad) year and a half, our exposure to a rotting campaign process was prolonged enough to cause profound revulsion, even a kind of trauma. I know I am not the only American forced to ask during that unedifying spectacle, How low can we go?
Which is why I found myself yearning for movies presenting human beings in a more elevated light, where honor, integrity, courage, love, simple human connection, are on view and in play. Where humanity is defined upward, even heroically, as in the classic films of the '30s through the '60s, rather than defined downward into pathology, as so much contemp
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