RIP Lorenzo Semple Jr.
One of the unimpeachable 1970’s screenwriters, the model of quiet, nervous dissent was his forte;
That scene, seen many years ago had a profound effect of me as I curiously investigated that pre-blockbuster era of American cinema, it’s an utter classic now and harbinger of manipulative things to come within the designs of popular and media culture, both in the fiction, advertising and non-fiction arena – or is that Adorno arcana? Having caught the latest patriotic $200 million superhero movie tonight his clandestine work remains resonant, especially since Lorenzo also penned this starring the same disillusioned and wrecked warrior. More on his insurrection soon…..