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watched it today. i'm a scaredy cat and i wasn't too scared at any point.

 

i thought it was gripping, deeply fun/disturbing but that finally there was less to it than met the eye. i like that it can't be collapsed into any single allegorical reading but all of the overlapping readings possible seem a bit trite.

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i like that it can't be collapsed into any single allegorical reading but all of the overlapping readings possible seem a bit trite.

Mr. Lane takes the view that "Us" is "political filmmaking of the most spirited sort" a struggle between the upper class and the underclass.  Just sayin'.

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Yes he did, but if we follow that reading, it seems quite hostile to the underclass. There is no doubt who the audience is encouraged to root for. Brecht would have written it differently, and given the underclass better lines.

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