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Oct 23, 2016

@Lilfilm That movie is plot-thick, too. It'd have been hell trying to piece it together.

Oct 23, 2016

@MrJoshCharles @briankoppelman He's the 2016 equivalent of the "unskewed polls" guy. That's the best analogy I got.

Oct 23, 2016

@paingloss I don't see how this is analogous. Anyway, ZD30 does not end in triumph. It ends questioning whether the mission was worth it.

Oct 23, 2016

@paingloss I reject such binaries. And so does the film.

Oct 23, 2016

@paingloss It's not propaganda. And it's certainly not "objectively" anything.

Oct 23, 2016

@InternCharley Depends. Clinton campaign has definitely set detonations (e.g. Machado). But many of his wounds are self-inflicted.

Oct 23, 2016

@paingloss All due respect, I just can't with this tonight. Have a good evening.

Oct 23, 2016

@InternCharley "Bizarre." Yeah totally crazy that Assange, who personally detests HRC, might want to harm her campaign.

Oct 23, 2016

@paingloss (2/2) And ZD30 is loaded with ambiguity that the politically oriented missed totally. Ending is analogous to THE GRADUATE.

Oct 23, 2016

@paingloss I really don't want to dive into this old argument again, but narrative features are not historical documents. (1/2)

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