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There’s No Place Like Utopia – Joel Gilbert [Important Update]

March 5, 2015

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!

This morning, the video posted here (and the YouTube one) have been removed due to “a copyright claim by Highway 61 Entertainment.”

Sorry about that!  😦

You can purchase the video at Highway 61 Entertainment for $14.95.

Perhaps the film is also available for rental or purchase on iTunes.

Found this excellent and outstanding film over at another website/blog and the title intrigued me enough to take the time to watch it.  WOW!  It was definitely worth my time!

The film was published on Youtube on Dec 9, 2014.

I would like to encourage readers here to view it!  Then, if you are led to comment (positive, negative, and any views in-between) please do so.  I would love to read your opinion(s) on the content of the film!

Thanks!

~ Christine

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Apologies…Youtube video taken down due to copyright issues.

If video doesn’t play here (which, unfortunately, often happens) then please go to the Youtube site to view it:

There’s No Place Like Utopia – Joel Gilbert

Apologies…Youtube video taken down due to copyright issues.

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There is a good review over at American Thinker, including a video of the movie trailer (2:23 minutes) and a video of Joel Gilbert discussing the film (11:33 minutes)

American Thinker: There’s No Place Like Utopia

Excerpt:

July 19, 2014

Joel Gilbert’s There’s No Place like Utopia

By Thomas Lifson

Last night saw the premier in Denver of Joel Gilbert’s There’s No Place Like Utopia, a film that gets to the heart of the progressive/communist project for America and where it is leading us. Joel uses the Wizard of Oz as an extended metaphor for the trickery and fraud that underlies the quest to perfect human nature and bring about heaven on earth that Marx promised.

The film is disarming in many ways, for it tackles great intellectual themes, usually the province of dense prose, and uses images and personality to tell the story in a highly accessible way. Readers of American Thinker will be familiar with such topics as the Cloward-Piven strategy, but in There’s No Place Like Utopia, it comes alive, leaping from the pages of The Nation magazine into cartoon characters bearing a certain resemblance to Lego figures. Political philosophy has never been handled quite this way.

It is also a road trip, guided by Joel himself, as he is swept up in a tornado, like Dorothy, and finds himself on a literal yellow brick road, which leads him to explore what happens when politics tries to create utopias. Along the way, he travels to Detroit, Newark, Miami, Washington, DC, Hollywood, Dearborn, Los Angeles Chicago’s South Side and Hyde Park, and Denver, as well as Joel’s hometown of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. We visit the house where Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn live, talk to Michelle Obama’s mother through her closed door at the house where Michelle grew up, and attempt to walk down the street where the Obamas lived in Hyde Park. We speak with Jack Cashill, Jerome Corsi, David Horowitz, and former KGB agent Konstantin Preobrazhensky, who provide background and context. And we meet all kinds of ordinary and extraordinary Americans coping with what Obama has wrought.

Joel is an engaging traveling companion, with his goatee, shirt tail frequently hanging out, and his deadpan expression as he chats with denizens of the progressive version of Utopia in various languages (with subtitles), including French, Spanish, and Arabic.  He’s the thinking man’s conservative Michael Moore when he questions a black Democrat politician on Chicago’s South Side, eventually getting himself prevented from any more filming at the community event.

As someone who uses words to tackle the very same subject matter Joel takes up, I was very impressed with the visual qualities of the film. Joel is an artist who has obviously thought long and hard about communicating to people’s subconscious  minds directly, using the dreamlike state of mind that film can produce, and employing the metaphor of the Wizard of Oz that is such a prominent part of our collective consciousness. I cannot ever forget the image of Barack Obama speaking as Oz.

 

Also see: Joel Gilbert.net

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