Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Most Dangerous Man in America

Last night, I was able to see the film The Most Dangerous Man in America in our local Rialto Lakeside theater. I was surprised how much of the film is taken directly from Ellsberg's memoir mentioned below. It serves a useful purpose, cementing with imagery and sound the memoir's narrative.

Co-director and co-producer Judith Ehrlich was on hand to introduce the film and take questions afterward. When I asked if Ellsberg had ever been considered for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, she chuckled and said "no, but he did receive the 'The Right Livelihood Award'", sometimes referred to as "The Alternative Nobel Prize".

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