Monday, August 15, 2016

"The Caine Mutiny" (1954) and all memories of the Trump-like captain, through stream-of-consciousness


Here’s a three minute short film showing break dancing “Outkast: Crocodile on my Feet”, link.

I give the link because it reminds me of an ad I saw in the Washington Post in 1954 one day when my mother was taking me and an older cousin to a movie in downtown Washington.  The ad was at a theater called the Pix (with a companion called the Art), and was called “Burlesque in Harlem”.  Mother had to explain to us kids what striptease meant, given the world of the 1950s, when a two-piece showed too much.



The movie we went to see was “The Caine Mutiny” (1954, Columbia, directed Edward Dmytryk) based on the novel by HermanWouk), where Humprhey Bogart made me hate him as Captain Queeg, who was the Donald Trump of his ship.  Maybe there's even some "extreme vetting".

I feel there is a foreshadowing of Tom Cruise in “A Few Good Men” in 1992.

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