Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Cultural Artifact

"Why don't you behave like the others?"
"Because I'm not like the others."
There's an interesting acknowledgement of class, for a moment, in a pretty bad movie from 1963, "Palm Springs Weekend." The movie's about frolicking college kids of the day. A jarring moment occurs when a gang of lower-class types crash a house party-- an incongruous, shocking scene, in a way. An incident of class war dropped into a piece of fluff. The disgust at wealth by the unnamed interlopers is palpable: Revolution lurking even then under the surface of dreamworld America.

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