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by PopMatters Staff
by Rick Moody
The Guardian (24 November 2011)

“Fans were shocked when Batman writer Frank Miller furiously attacked the Occupy movement. They shouldn’t have been, says Rick Moody – he was just voicing Hollywood’s unspoken values…. A sturdy corollary emerges in the wake of the graphic artist Frank Miller’s recent diatribe against the Occupy Wall Street movement (“A pack of louts, thieves, and rapists … Wake up, pond scum, America is at war against a ruthless enemy”), available for perusal at frankmillerink.com). That corollary, of which we should be reminded from time to time, is this: popular entertainment from Hollywood is – to greater or lesser extent – propaganda. And Miller has his part in that, thanks to films such as 300 and Sin City.”


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