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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Sometimes I think there is a place in Vancouver for me.
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 ›
As someone intrigued by what makes humans tick, why they express such hate for one another primarily due to skin color, and how they subsequently feel compelled to act out that hate in most barbaric and buffoonish ways, I felt the urge to buy the book and then see the dvd.
Some other reviewer felt disappointed with the production, etc. But let's not be distracted by the surface of this product. Instead, concentrate on what it shows about the visceral nature of racial hatred in this country and how it poisons the minds of children and future generations.
I highly recommend this product, especially because you get to hear the words from the hate and fear mongers themselves rather than just a scholarly presentation of this dysfunction; an illness that potentially lies within all of us humans.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ended up not watching it. Very slow and boring, did not h old my interest. Bunch of drunk guys dressing up pretending to be tough guys. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kate Russell
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 5 months ago by uncleskippy
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 6 months 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 9 months ago by Michael
How hard is it to make racists unappealing? Not very. Entertaining nonetheless.Published 10 months ago by Colonel Kurtz
Decent documentary, content is as expected from this type of group.Published 10 months ago by SUSAN M.
very disturbing to hear the racist language and the ideology.Published 17 months ago by Marc Trujillo