As lovers of history, we are always first in line to see a good period movie or biographical film. But over the years the liberals in Hollywood have moved further toward the fringes of loony-left scholarship in the field of historic cinema.
In this latest twist, Matt Damon aka Jason Bourne has launched a project that makes Warren Beatty’s epic "Reds" look conservative. Damon has decided to spend his accumulated millions on a new documentary revising America’s history.
Like Al Gore’s "An Inconvenient Truth," this new documentary will quickly cycle from the theater to the school classroom. Stylistically the film will take the form of actors doing readings in packed theaters. The actors, who apparently loath the United States, will be reading from the radical book titled "A People’s History of the United States."
The author, extreme left-wing Boston University Professor Howard Zinn, says his narrative of the country’s history was written "to awaken a greater consciousness of class conflict, racial injustice, sexual inequality and national arrogance." The book is filled with letters, speeches and last words of radicals, revolutionaries and activists, some famous and others unknown.
The controversial tome, over 700 pages long, has become a cult favorite embraced by Hollywood liberals, one being Matt Damon. Damon grew up next door to the author in Cambridge, Mass. He has long been a fan of the book and is one of the major screen stars behind turning the book into a film.
Damon also starred in and wrote the screenplay for the movie, "Good Will Hunting" along with fellow actor and friend Ben Affleck. Damon’s character extols the book in that movie’s dialogue saying, "You want to read a real history book read Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States,’ that book will F***-in knock you on your ass."
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