Art always has a story to tell. When it is undeniably great, its magnificence lies in its truth. It doesn’t mean it is easy to watch or bear. Some of our greatest masterpieces are difficult to contemplate. Others resonate with not only the time in which they were made but endure.
It’s not hard to see Queeg in another “tough guy,” tweeting in the early morning hours about conspiracies involving wire-tapping and his predecessor President Barack Obama.
Donald Trump is the central character in a bad movie that we all find ourselves in. One that others predicted and understood many years before we found ourselves here. Films like The Caine Mutiny or “A Face In The Crowd” warned us about the conditions and the personalities that could create this perfect storm. As Mary Curtis points out about Captian Queeg, the central character in The Caine Mutiny,