November 17, 2002

Art + Politics = Power
This is the very basic website for a very complex movie called "Max". The "Max" in question, played by John Cusack, is an art dealer & teacher in Munich in 1918, and one of his struggling, neurotic, starving, unloved students is a man named Adolph Hitler. Needless to say, alot of people have ALOT to say about this movie, some of it more silly than others. The notion that Hitler could have been anything other than a mortal man, albeit a dangerously disturbed and charismatic one, is childish almost to the point of being laughable. And it also makes it frighteningly easy to dismiss what he did to Germany as some kind of supernatural aberration as opposed to what it really was: something all too easy to repeat. Watch this film and be wary, gentle citizen.
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