josh (joshc) wrote,
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I saw The Corporation tonight [website] at the Egyptian. There was a decent sized crowd and not as much snake pit1 action as Control Room.

The movie was very good -- a well-crafted and educational documentary. The Corporation is a remarkably clear indictment of the role that corporations play in almost every facet of our lives. As someone who is not particularly well versed in history or economics, I found it fascinating. The historical, environmental, and human consequences are explored through a series of case studies and interviews. Michael Moore manage to be insightful, along with Noam Chomsky, Naomi Wolf, Vandana Shiva, and many others includingthe CEO of a carpet company who was surprisingly moving. Though I had a couple reservations about their public health claims, I would still recommend it.

It is worth noting that it is rather long. It might have been easier to watch as a multi-part television documentary, but I doubt that I would've watched or that it would have been as effective.

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On the way home, I stopped for a snack at Dick's. The service is so much slower than at the Wallingford shop.


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(1) In her audience review, Sarah Vowell claims that hissing is a West Coast thing.
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