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The spectator / Film reviews: The Death of Stalin & Unrest

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS news' started by Cheshire, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Cheshire

    Cheshire Moderator Staff Member

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  2. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    The juxtaposition of the titles appears to be a metaphor.
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  3. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    London, UK
    I saw the Stalin film last night and hope to see Unrest at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday. The Stalin film is impressive, not least because famous faces like Russell Beale and Palin delight with masterful characterisation while sort of winking at the audience in a pantomime way at the same time. The timeliness is very clear and powerful. And Ianucci seems to revel in saying 'Yes, it's obvious and it's all been said by Orwell but we still forget the present is just the same as before. And maybe it is becoming even more like before.'

    For Unrest to be paired with Ianucci in the Spectator is a quite spectacular achievement - and I presume well deserved. The review does not seem to get into the political implications that much but maybe there is an implication that both films are about the surreal nature of the 'received wisdom'.
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