June 15th, 2008

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Chicago 10" Glorious Propaganda

The passing of Tim Russert is a blow to mainstream journalism. Having watched him on "Meet the Press" since 1991, I always felt that he was digging for the truth, regardless of political bias. He managed to be both respectful and combative. The man knew history and he always seemed to find the missing quote that would bedevil an elusive politician. Mr. Russert clarified the truth behind one's propaganda.

**Chicago 10** is propaganda. If the filmmaker's intention was to present a historical document of the 1968 Democratic Convention Chicago riots, the producers might have provided more biographical information about the Chicago 7, most notably Thomas Hayden. Hayden and his girlfriend (and future ex wife) Jane Fonda visited North Vietnam, while the Vietcong still held American Prisoners of War, most notably current Republican nominee Senator John McCain.

Instead, **Chicago 10** presents stories related to the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. The thrust of the movie features the four days of the convention that nominated Hubert Humphrey for President. The focus is about the protesters who slept on the streets and in the parks. While most of the protesters are upset with Lyndon Baines Johnson's escalation of the Vietnam War, there are other protesters who want either rational laws for marijuana and more animal rights.

The narrative thread of **Chicago 10** is the represented by cartoons. Considered a carnival, Director Brett Morgen presents the Chicago 10 trial as an animated feature and voiced by several mainstream actors. The dialog is based on transcripts from the courtroom. Presided by the stuffy Judge Julius Hoffman (the late Roy Scheider), the Chicago 10 group of hippies and yippies attempt to turn the courtroom into a freak show. The ringleader is Abbot “Abbie” Hoffman (Hank Azaria), who sees the trial “conceived as theater.“ When court recesses, Hoffman calls a radio disc jockey to talk about the circus he and his Yippy brothers are presenting.

The trial gets ugly when Bobby Seale (Jeffrey Wright) challenges Judge Hoffman's authority. Acting as his own lawyer, Seale is frequently held in contempt of court. In an attempt to quiet Bobby Seale, Hoffman's solution ends up creating sympathy for this former leader of the Black Panthers. Until Judge Hoffman stepped over the line, the **Chicago 10** defendants represented behavior of an emotionally arrested adolescent.

As a primer to the Woodstock Culture, **Chicago 100** succeeds. Beyond the animated drama, the audience sees stock footage of Mayor Daley's tough stance on law and order. The documentary footage also reveals how organized and confrontational the protestors became. One witnesses the protestors saluting the war officers with a “Seige Heil,” one wonders if the protestors have the capacity to understand how close minded their own actions are.

Until Election Day in November, filmmakers will be releasing a series of motion pictures that will examine politics and history. While **Chicago 10** is a reminder that Free Speech in the United States of America is as alive as ever, ticket buyers should be aware of the fine line between fantasy and reality.

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Kore Movies Episode 4

Show News:

* Intro by Phoenix Snider
* Actress Rachel Galvin joins The Kore!


* City of Ember
* Supermax: Green Arrow
* Sam Raimi Would Return For ‘Spider-Man 4′
* Rainn Wilson in for ‘Transformers 2′
* 30 Upcoming Movie Sequels You Didn’t Know About
* Teen actor in upcoming ‘Harry Potter’ film killed
* James Bond: Quantum of Solace
* ReBoot Feature
* Frank Miller Assures That ‘The Spirit’ Is Not Another ‘Sin City’
* Mel Brooks to Produce Horror-Film “Pizzaman”


* Indiana Jones movie upsets communists | Grosses > $215m

* Land of the Dead
* Alexander

Main Topics

* Blu-ray DVD format may not dominate for years
* Low water pressure hampers fight against Universal Studios fire
o Clint Eastwood Thinks Spike Lee Should Shut His Face
o “Has he ever studied the history?” he asks, in that familiar near-whisper.
Eastwood has no time for Lee’s gripes. “He was complaining when I did Bird
[the 1988 biopic of Charlie Parker]. Why would a white guy be doing that?
I was the only guy who made it, that’s why. He could have gone ahead and made it.
Instead he was making something else.” As for Flags of Our Fathers, he says, yes,
there was a small detachment of black troops on Iwo Jima as a part of a munitions
company, “but they didn’t raise the flag. The story is Flags of Our Fathers, the
famous flag-raising picture, and they didn’t do that. If I go ahead and put an
African-American actor in there, people’d go, ‘This guy’s lost his mind.’ I mean,
it’s not accurate.”

Eastwood pauses, deliberately - once it would have provided him with the beat in
which to spit out his cheroot before flinging back his poncho - and offers a last
word of advice to the most influential black director in American movies.
“A guy like him should shut his face.”

* Rachel Galvin and her cinema experience

Here is the link;

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Thoughts of Father's Day

As I approach the mid century mark and unless I join the priesthood, I am not likely to be called "Father." Given the actions that I have witnessed by some South Florida priests, then I'll have to live without that honorable title.

The word "Father" may be one of the most important words in the English vocabulary, yet the term has been diminished by Pop Culture since the 1970s. Boys have created children, but they are truly not "Fathers."

Being a "Father" means being a guide and a coach to a child, to prepare them for the future. Fathers do not necessarily have to be nice to their children all the time, but Fathers must let their children know that their Dad is on their side.

I've been blessed in life by having a great Mom & Dad.
I've watched them endure the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune, yet persevere to enjoy some precious moments. What more guidance can a man approaching 50 years ask for?

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Kore News 27

Kore New Media News:

* Intro by Phoenix Snider
* Rachel Galvin joins The Kore!
* Alyssa Hendrix Interview hopeful, email still ineffectual, still waiting for a call

News Stories:
Car crashes into bike race; one dead
Where to find Europe’s cheapest petrol? Greenland
LI woman sues over in-flight peanuts
Men Chase Down Suspected Thief
GM to end work at four truck plants
Oz TV advises CO2-emitting children to die early
Woman Accused Of Being Drunk, Letting Toddler Drive
Oshawa man charged in shower electrocution
It’s not a tumor, it’s a towel
Canned Bacon
The Four Day Work Week
District considers four-day school week
Teacher’s sex-ed talk riles parents
Denmark Sets First ‘Mastrubate-a-thon’
It Really Looks Like Ice on Mars
Discovery to ISS with Potty
The Boy Scouts’ Free-Speech Fight
Pink vests make councillor see red
Apple Bought Me.com? .Mac’s New Name?
Designer of Pringles can is buried in his invention
Gun T-shirt ‘was a security risk’
Heathrow is my home
150 Funniest Resume Mistakes

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Saint Coleman’s Mens Club 8th Annual Golf Classic at Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Club

In 1979, Cardinal Gibbons Graduate Michael Sereq became an extra in "Caddyshack."
Michael is in the Blue T-shirt, preparing for his water ballet during the pool scene in 1979. As Kenny Loggins sang "Mr. Night," Cindy shayshawed by the pool side in a one piece bathing suit.

Here's Michael attending the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society's screening with Cindy Morgan.

The rest is history and the Saint Coleman Men's Club hosted their 8th Annual Golf Classic with special guest, Cindy Morgan and the Gopher.

Also appearing with Michael, Cindy and the Gopher is Jerry Squadrito, President of the Saint Colemans Mens Club, and his son, Justin.

Not bad for at day at the pool in 1979.