Friday, February 5, 2016

Hail Caesar!

The Coen Brothers utilize the double entendre throughout the film, especially in this scene so, if it looks like they are talking about homosexuality,... they are, and the film confirms this later on. Is this supposed to be Gene Kelly? Is Scarlet Johannson supposed to be Esther Williams? Is George Clooney supposed to be John Wayne? Well, the characters they play are supposed to be knock off characters of original actors, meaning, that no, Gene Kelly was not gay nor a communist, but communists don't have original art, they are always borrowing or stealing art from others, so the liberal actors in the film portraying characters who are supposed to be substitutes for singular actors is the Coens' telling commentary about the lack of socialists' creativity and  how being a liberal is a dead-end in art.  
I'm back, dear readers.
Thank you for your incredible patience and loyalty: it has indeed been humbling being so sick for so long and being unable to do so much, but I am fully recovered, finally, and grateful to be posting again!
I have been to see Hail, Caesar! today, the Coen Brothers new film opening this weekend: when I say, "It's the film of the year," I don't necessarily mean that in the colloquial sense, rather, it's the film of 2016 that I will be referring to unceasingly throughout the rest of the year; why? The Coens have validated everything I have been saying for the last four years, that communists in Hollywood have been filling films with their commie propaganda and trying to brainwash Americans into accepting it. We know, going in, that the vehicle plot is, "Who kidnapped Baird Whitlock (George Clooney)?" and it ends up being a group of Hollywood writers who are all communists. No, I haven't given away a spoiler: as the Coens set up the scene, watch the elements and details they use to characterize them. Why would ultra-liberal stars like Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Jonah Hill and Scarlet Johannson be in a commie-bashing film? For at least two reasons: one, they are dumb (Clooney isn't dumb, though, but the others are, and vain) and, two, they want to make money. They don't want to live like everyone else--they like Beverly Hills and mansions in London--and they don't want to be everyone else, they want to be stars, higher and better than the run-of-the-mill Joe like myself. In going through the multitude of kind and endearing emails you have sent, several of you have asked me about the Oscars, and I promise to say something, because there is a lot that needs to be said, and Hail, Caesar! is a perfect illustration of it.
So,  if you are watching the football game Sunday--there are several new trailers that will be dropping--go see the film Saturday because we will be referencing this one a lot. Again, thank you so much for your patience and loyalty, you don't know what it means to me!
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The Fine Art Diner