Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Meet John Doe

One of my favorite directors and screenwriters is Frank Capra.If you seen "Its a Wonderful Life" you know what I mean. He also did "Mr. Smith goes to Washington. " Capra's movie stood for what America should stand for, unity.I know that every Christmas you get sick of that movie, but deep down you love it. One that is not widely known is "Meet John Doe." In the movie Barbara Stanwyck is a journalist that need a story to help revive the paper.She makes up a story about who will comitt suicide if he doesn't get a job. She prints the letter. People from all over want to help. People start clubs. Everybody wants to help their fellow man, but where is the author of the letter? Barbara looks for someone to claim authorship of the letter. She finds Gary Cooper a washed up pitcher, who needs expensive surgery. He gives speeches. The people are touched .Americans want to help their neighbor. Everyone cares about each other. Now you know what happens next, the politians want to use the movement to put their people into office,(sound familiar huh?) When they can't control the movement then they try to distroy it. Now Gary Cooper really wants to commit suicide.When he goes to the location he's about to jump. The politicians call his bluff.Before he jumps ,average people come and stop him. While they take him past the politcians a man screams "you know what that is that's we the people, you can't stop that."almost just like "Its A Wonderful Life".

The movie reminds me of 9-11 when people started to really care about each other.It also reminds me of another thing, when Hillary started to use Rev. Wright to fix the Bosnia problem she has. How much does she want to damage the party. She would have to get 64% in the rest of the states to win. She doesn't loves America. She only thinking of herself. At one time I had much love for her and her family. Now it seems she get up every morning like what can I do to piss people off today? I don't understand her. I can't think of a happy ending for this. Damn, where Frank Capra when you need him?

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