Blood in the Face
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The filmmakers use no voice-over narration. They allow people and events to speak for themselves. Blood in the Face is first-rate journalism. --NY Times
The scariest movie of the year! --New York Daily News
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Conrad's characterization of evil as a mysterious, implacable, overwhelming, consciously malevolent "heart of darkness" is one that most of us resonate with. But as philosopher Hannah Arendt pointed out in the early 1960s when covering the trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann, evil can also be "banal." Part of what she meant is the process that occurs when people fail to think or judge rationally, and so just accept as "normal" certain kinds of behavior that critical reflection would spot as wicked. But in using the word "banal," Arendt also wanted to de-melodramatize evil. Evil actions are more often sordid and grimy, based on ignorance and stereotypes, than diabolically clever.
"Blood in the Face" (which takes its title from the racist myth that only Aryans have moral sensibilities and are capable of blushing) is a perfect example of the banality of evil in both senses. Filmed at a Michigan gathering of Nazis, KKKers, and Christian Identity loyalists, the film exposes the sheer stupidity, paranoia, and incoherence of the True Believers.
Perhaps nowhere is the pathetic nature of it all better captured than in the description of George Lincoln Rockwell's tawdry murder at a laundromat.Read more ›
This was Michael Moore's first foray into filmmaking. He had originally been approached by James Ridgeway to ask the leader of a militia group in Michigan if it would be alright if Ridgeway could film a gathering of various militias/Nazis/Aryan Nations/Christian Identity followers, etc. Moore had interviewed the head of the militia group on a radio show, so he knew him. Moore was also asked to help interview the participants at the gathering.
It is interesting to see, in 2012, the predictions these haters made back in the late '80s. They feared the Hispanic population would exceed the white population. They feared the country would be "taken over" by "mud people," and now Barack Obama is president. They consider those things to be bad. It's sort of like watching the birth of the Tea Party, or being at CPAC. They want to "take their country back."
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The more Michael Moore tries to make me feel disgusted, sad and angry about what his films "expose" as faults in todays society, the more he makes me sympathetic and... Read morePublished 4 days ago by uncleskippy
I had to stop watching. People were proud to feel superior due to their race, and not arrogant about it. They just knew this was true and felt that God meant this. Read morePublished 5 days ago by lacey
Blood in the face is a reference to Richard Scutari, one of the members of the Bruderschweigen. He claimed that the Bible states that the first man was Adam, whose name indicates... Read morePublished 14 days ago by K. Langlois
For the record, I stand firmly against neo-nazi ideas and the warped presentation of Scripture expressed by the people in this video.Published 3 months ago by Michael
How hard is it to make racists unappealing? Not very. Entertaining nonetheless.Published 4 months ago by Colonel Kurtz
Decent documentary, content is as expected from this type of group.Published 5 months ago by SUSAN M.
Creepy, weird, disturbing look inside a Klan/ Neo Nazi meeting in Michigan years ago, a few years before Michael Moore made it big with "Roger and Me"... Read morePublished 6 months ago by steven