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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:40 PM
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WOW, East of Eden. What a movie. War profiteering during WWI

Been watching it on PBS.

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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:46 PM
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1. When I think of war profiteering, what usually comes to mind is a picture of Gen. Smedley Butler.
He hated war profiteers with a passion, and he points the finger at them and the bank boys on Wall Street for instigating wars to boost profits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler

If Smedley were still around, he'd give George W. Bush one hell of a screaming.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:47 PM
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2. Must be a much different East of Eden than the version I read
Read it several times over the last 40 years actually.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:58 PM
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3. Read the book some time
It goes into much better detail about the whole thing.

Steinbeck is always a good read. Kazan took a lot of liberties with the movie.
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