Monday, August 06, 2007

Moral Reversal

This weekend, while waiting for the Bourne Ultimatum (which I highly recommend) to start, I saw the preview for American Gangster. For some reason it really hit me how sad it is that in our culture, it would be inconceivable for Hollywood to portray a (real) businessman as saying "the most important thing in business is honesty ... integrity, hard work..." yet mafiosos are routinely depicted this way. This complete reversal of morality, of victim and culprit, is the reason that I can't watch the Sopranos and probably won't watch American Gangster.


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