J. Edgar

The movie I saw tonight is different to the ones I mentioned in this blog earlier.
Every Wendsday night the cinema I work for shows the "Filmauslese".
This means, movies with higher standards and deeper meanings are showed. Movies not a lot of people want to see ;-)
Tonight it was J. Edgar.
The movie was in the cinemas in January [first date: 19. January in Germany] so you probably saw it already.
It's a politics and society crtical movie.
J. Edgar Hoover was a real person. He was the director of the FBI for about 50 years. He had a strong will, firm views of politics and state security and I think you can call him a capitalist.
Nowadays you would call him crazy, narrow minded and maybe also a little bit racist, but he was a child of one's time.
He reached a lot - he formed the FBI how we know it now and faught against communism and everything else he thought could jeopardize the American system and security. Edagar's power survived 8 presidents and he was abel to handel and use his power to gather even more.
All in all he was an asshole.
But the movie doesn't only show his political and capitalistic ideas - what we nowadays support or hate - it also showed the difficulties of homosexuality to the time of the early 20. century.
Edgar was gay but coudn't really admit it and he also fell in love with his assistant Clyde Tolson. But Edgar Hoover was raised by his mother with the idea of "better a dead son than a gay son". So the realationship between these two is very touching, dramatic and heart-breaking.
Do yourself a favour, get this movie on DVD and watch it.
You will learn some very fascinating things, you will have to think about some aspects of our society and you can see some very American and captialistic ideologies.
One last information about the movie:
J. Edgar Hoober was a very quiet man, who loved secrets. So nobody knows what is real and what is fiction!

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ - atmosphere
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ - comedy
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ - action
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ - love
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ - horror
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ - epicness

1 Kommentar:

  1. wow~
    also ich muss sagen, ich hab mich für diesen film überhaupt gar nicht interessiert..
    aber so wie du ihn beschreibst klingt er sehr sehr interessant!
    ich werd auf jeden fall versuchen ihn mal zu sehen :3

    auch toll, dass cih jetzt wieder kommentieren kann :3.. ♥ yay