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Donald Trump explains the plot of Citizen Kane to Errol Morris (perhaps without, it seems to me, ever having seen the movie?)



(From the amazing Wholphin, to which everyone should subscribe.)

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molasses
Oct. 20th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
wow
human_loser
Oct. 21st, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
You know,I think he HAS seen it! His thoughts on it are a little loopy, but he talks about accumulation and isolation and those are two fairly embedded themes in the movie. But he makes some comments about the story structure (great public monetary rise/modest (in scale) personal fall) that make me feel he MUST have seen it.

I think the dissonance comes from the fact that he is grafting his own life experience onto it and he is maybe having trouble distinguishing between the two, the way we will do to media that have struck us very personally, but that we maybe haven't experienced in a long time.

I think it's really interesting to hear a billionaire's thoughts on this movie. I mean, I can't believe he's a stupid man, he's certainly a strange man, probably an awful man, but he has some very particular thoughts about it that no one I know can really have, due to the life he's lived.

Thanks for posting this, it was really interesting! Errol Morris is a (shouty) genius!
culpster
Oct. 21st, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
I love this so.
miss_bontemps
Oct. 21st, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
I don't know how he kept a straight face when he said 'Maybe wealth isn't everything.'

And then I tuned out a bit because I kept looking at his hair.

:P
keyframe
Oct. 23rd, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
I am SO DISAPPOINTED in Donald Trump. He used to be my role model for demanding good times from life, but I've replaced him with David Lee Roth.
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