CULT FILM EXPLORES SECT SECRETS

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Justice
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CULT FILM EXPLORES SECT SECRETS

Postby Justice » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:29 am

New UK film release first seen at Sundance Film Festival last year, Martha Marcy May Marlene has been a talking point ever since for its unsettling look at a young woman haunted by her time as a member of a cult-like group.

Quote from BBC:
"People don't get sucked into these groups because they look bad from the outset. There's always something good at the beginning that is being offered, like love, community and acceptance.

Then the abuse starts. But if there are people around you telling you the abuse is okay, your view of what is normal and acceptable changes."


See:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16831353

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Re: CULT FILM EXPLORES SECT SECRETS

Postby actuallythere » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:57 am

Looks like a must see.

This is a superb quote: "...if there are people around you telling you the abuse is okay, your view of what is normal and acceptable changes."

That, in a nutshell, is how SES caused adults to mistreat children.

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Re: CULT FILM EXPLORES SECT SECRETS

Postby bonsai » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:56 am

actuallythere wrote:That, in a nutshell, is how SES caused adults to mistreat children.


Absolutely!

Justice
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Re: CULT FILM EXPLORES SECT SECRETS

Postby Justice » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:39 am

The "Church" of Scientology are reportedly planning a publicity drive to undermine Paul Thomas Anderson's new film 'THE MASTER' based on L Ron Hubbard.

The review in the Guardian reminded me of the SES and St. James:

The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw handed Anderson's film a five-star review at Venice, calling it "an arresting and utterly absorbing psychological drama of marginal lives, an emotional history of charlatanism and gimcrack philosophy, a world of snakeoil truth salesmen offering self-medication of the spirit."

Sounds like a film worth seeing!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/sep/11/scientology-campaign-master


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