Herbert Marcuse and Seth Rogen

“The Interview is often silly. Rarely profound. But given the benefit of the doubt, the film provides an opportunity to consider how one dimensional humanity struggles with itself when the softer side of totalitarian control (consumerism) engages the harder aspect (militarism).”

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The Interview is often silly. Rarely profound. But given the benefit of the doubt, the film provides an opportunity to consider how one dimensional humanity struggles with itself when the softer side of totalitarian control (consumerism) engages the harder aspect (militarism).

The place of a conspicuous display of wealth by Dave Skylark (James Franco ) and that of Kim Jung Un (Randall Park)

  • By virtue of the way it has organized its technological base, contemporary industrial society tends to be totalitarian. For “totalitarian” is not only a terroristic political coordination of society, but also a non-terroristic economic-technical coordination which operates through the manipulation of needs by vested interests. (Herbert Marcuse, One Dimensional Man, vii)

Any attempt made by Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) to be thoughtful, intelligent, or aspire to something more than the lowest common denominator…

  • The intellectual is called on the carpet… Don’t you conceal something? You talk a language which is suspect. You don’t talk like…

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