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My sister needs some help

Postby LoveSickJerk » Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:26 pm

First off she has me as a brother. But you guys can't help that, and if you could, please don't.

She needs a film or novel (by friday morning) she can report on that is persuasive on a subject. Preferably more overtly persuasive, as if someone decided to film "Mein Kampf" (god i hope I spelled that right) or the novel itself. No she didn't give me a better description than that. I came up with a few, and I said I'd ask you fine folks here. Ya'll do act like some kind of brain trust. Any help is appreciated!

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Postby BladeRunner » Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:36 pm

Brave New World
Point-Counter Point
1984 (both film and book)
Brazil
Slaughthouse-5


all I got for the moment, assuming I understood the assignment.

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Postby fju » Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:44 pm

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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Postby Harry Kellerman » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:51 pm

if she wants less lengthy ayn rand, go with the fountainhead. (the point in both of those being "objectivism is the best philosophy ever")

also,

johnny got his gun by dalton trumbo (point: war is bad)
the jungle by upton sinclair (point: laissez-faire capitalism and meat packing industries don't mix)

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Postby junkyardtodd » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:10 am

i read 'the jungle' 22 years ago and it still scares me... i am unable to call in sick at work because of it. oh, the horror

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Postby heather » Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:54 am

oh yeah! the jungle!

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Postby grant » Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:51 pm

Harry Kellerman wrote:if she wants less lengthy ayn rand, go with the fountainhead.


Too late to help, but this was actually made into a film starring Gary Cooper, of all people.

All of Michael Moore's documentaries are fairly persuasive (to some viewers, at least).


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