Saturday, July 09, 2016

The Well--a 1951 movie about today

I rarely send anyone to YouTube, but because I watch films noir on it and because YouTube doesn't really now what a film noir is (it's any movie in black and white from the '40s and '50s, I think, for them). it recommended this movie from 1951: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmdLvV922BE

In light of the experiences of this week, it is incredibly prescient.  Yes, there is some free use of the "n" word (by whites), and it ends happy, and it's definitely from 1951, but it's really worth watching.  I felt like I was watching the news. 

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