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Useless Reds

From a reader:

Reds –

Amazing acting.

Great script.

Shot beautifully.

Useless?

Me: They took one of the most important intellectual events in two thousand years — and the fons et origo of the worst mass murder in human history — and made it a boring, allegedly romantic, love story.

I remember seeing Reds in the theater with my Dad. Poppa G knew a lot — a lot — about Communism and the American left’s love affair with same. Afterwords, I remember how disappointed he was. He expected it to make him mad. Instead it bored him. And that he could never forgive.

But I will say that Warren Beatty’s forehead was lit masterfully.

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