AR Staff, American Renaissance, December 3, 2019
Three years ago we asked our regular contributors to submit book recommendations for our readers. Now, the same great minds list movies they think most important for dissidents. Happy watching — and leave your recommendations in the comment thread!
Battle of Algiers
Well done film with surprisingly little anti-white bias shows what was a racial war between the somewhat naïve French pieds-noir and the united Arabs in French Algeria in the 1950s and 60s.
It’s completely forgotten, right? Time marches on . . .
A look at the beginning of the end of America’s heartland.
This Italian documentary is hated by all the right people for its unflinching depiction of what happened to the Dark Continent when the Europeans left.
A classy, well done film starring Christopher Reeves and Vanessa Redgrave in thoroughly politically incorrect roles as the hero (a Confederate veteran from Mississippi) and the villain (a predatory old abolitionist scheming to seduce a young Boston woman into fake spiritualism).
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Directed by Paul Schrader. Need I say more?
This film accurately depicts the savagery of the Americas before European discovery. The film portrays an Amerindian tribesman escaping from the brutal clutches of the Aztecs.
T.S. Eliot said it was Shakespeare’s best play and it’s my personal favorite. It shows the way the mob can be manipulated, the dependence of democracies on fundamentally Traditionalist, undemocratic values, and raises deep questions about the meaning of masculinity, identity, and patriotism, without simply dispensing with it. Also, it’s got a great cast and my favorite leftist philosopher, Slavoj Žižek (who probably reads AmRen), loved it.
10 Cloverfield Lane
Starring a paranoid disaster prepper who correctly speaks of an alien invasion but whose mindset still makes him dangerous, it is relevant to the current political situation and the way it can empower toxic personalities.
Death Wish (1974) and Dirty Harry
Is it cliche to pick these flicks? Probably. But I remains true that these ’70s action films spoke to millions of white Americans during the Great Crime Wave of the postwar era. Left-wing critics decried these films as fascistic, which means that they were good and true. In 2019, as anarcho-tyranny has increased, dissidents could learn a lot from Paul Kersey and Harry Callahan — one the anarcho-individualist who circumvented state power in order to achieve justice, while the other used state power in order to the same ends.
Red Dawn (1984)
“Because we live here.”
The Naked Prey
One of the more exhilarating experiences you’ll ever have watching a movie. It’s shocking you can still procure this movie.
Probably the most unflinching look at the degeneracy that’s been on the march in America for decades. The trailer is somewhat explicit. It can be found here.
Three Days of the Condor
It portrays the random and cruel whims of government, in this case the CIA, and how one may survive by one’s wits and ultimately let justice prevail, even if it is one’s own personal view of what justice represents.
This is a moving film about a masterless samurai’s implacable sense of duty. I rarely watch a movie more than once; I have watched this half a dozen times.
The League of Gentlemen
Very intelligent and sophisticated caper film about former British officers who had a Good War but have been let down by their country since . . . so they plan a big heist! Jack Hawkins stars, in a Jack Hawkins role.
The Time Machine (1960)
Larry Auster wrote that the white middle class were becoming Eloi, and here’s the best film portrayal of the Eloi. Rod Taylor is the visiting time-traveler, and Yvette Mimieux is an Eloi girl. One of the few good H. G. Wells adaptations.
Because now even more than the Reagan Era, vapid consumer culture is the only identity white Americans are permitted.