Update: Great interview with Dinesh D'Souza
(Original post) - I regard D'Souza's "America: Imagine the World Without Her" a MUST SEE movie. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Find a theatre and go see it. See it soon.
Why is it important? It's important because it dissects the Left's select reading of American history and its hatred and "blame America first" mentality. I learned a lot from watching this movie, so much so, that I ordered the book by the same title in order to read more details and get the bibliography. Dinesh D'Souza's America is now the #1 selling book on Amazon. I consider the book and documentary to be major "events" in the current struggle for America's future. A useful review of the book can be found here. Here is a discussion of the the A+ rating CinemaScope gave it:
Transcript originally published at RushLimbaugh.com.
RUSH: You know, moviegoers today still get to grade movies that they see in theaters. If you live in or around some of the bigger cities in the country, you may get somebody approaching you as you leave the theater. They got a clipboard and they ask you to give the movie that you just saw a grade, like in school, an A, B, C+, whatever. A company doing this asks you just as you are leaving the theater, while it’s fresh in your mind and whatever emotional experience you’ve had is right at the top of your mind. Now, the company that does this, that collects these grades is called CinemaScope.
In the last 29 years, while they have been taking post-movie surveys, only 52 movies have gotten an A+, in the last 29 years. So that’s not even two a year. Only 52 movies have gotten an A+. Titanic was one. The King’s Speech was another. Did you see that movie? Colin Firth is the stuttering King George, the father of the current queen. Driving Miss Daisy got an A+. Forrest Gumpgot an A+. What is so funny about Driving Miss Daisy getting an A+? Oh, yeah, our parody, Driving Miss Nancy. Dances with Wolves got an A+. Schindler’s List got an A+. Gandhi got an A+.
The machete movies did not. It’s where Obama is today. He’s fundraising for the director of the machete movies.
Now, this past weekend another movie got an A+. And that movie is America, by Dinesh D’Souza. So Dinesh D’Souza, his movieAmerica, is one of the 52 movies in the last 29 years to get an A+ by actual moviegoers surveyed leaving the theater. Martha Raddatz was on the ABC Sunday show this weekend talking about the movie, and she said, paraphrasing, “You know, I saw this movie… I don’t know, you know, but I think everybody should see it. It’s really — I think everybody should see it.” It’s clearly presented a perspective that she as a journalist found entirely foreign, which is sad, but she was still moved by it and recommend that everybody see it.
It’s a movie that posits the notion that America’s history is being replaced by another version. The moviemakers feature a half a dozen outspoken people that would tell you everything we’ve done wrong as a nation. In fact, that’s how it opens. You might say, “What am I doing here? I don’t want to hear this.” Stick with it, folks. And then the movie defines what makes our nation so special, the idea of America. The notion that this nation’s creation is one-of-a-kind, built entirely upon man’s freedoms, unique in world history and what makes our nation great. And then asks, what would the world be like without America?
Audiences stand up and cheer. Some audiences feel compelled to sing the National Anthem at the end of it. It’s no wonder it’s getting an A+ from those who see it. Find America: Imagine The World Without Her in a theater near you this week. It’s building the number of theaters as the weeks go by. It has the same trajectory as its predecessor, 2016, the first Dinesh D’Souza movie. It started out in a small number theaters and then just grew by word-of-mouth, and the same thing is happening here.America: Imagine The World Without Her. It’ll be at a theater near you. See it.