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From: Paul Andrew Mitchell <supremelawfirm@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 2, 2011 11:46 AM
Subject: Ken Burns: Prohibition DVD -- Does this film discuss the connection between Prohibition, and the petroleum cartel's successful efforts to monopolize automotive fuels?Read this first, however: http://www.supremelaw.org/ref/volstead/petition.htm
Once the [petroleum] monopoly was in place, Prohibition was repealed,
leaving alcohol high and dry as the preferred fuel for automobiles,
and leaving this unlawful police force in place --
to extort money from the American People.
Ken Burns: Prohibition DVD
"A masterpiece..." - Esther Cepeda, Chicago Sun-Times, September 25, 2011
"This constitutional attempt to ban alcohol was a failed experiment, as you know if you've ever seen a gangster movie or if you've made any recent visits to a bar, restaurant or sporting event. But you may not know what prompted Prohibition, how it got passed and repealed, and what its failure tells us about the limits of government control. Few people have ever been able to impart those kind of lessons in more entertaining fashion than Burns." - Robert Bianco, USA TODAY, September 9, 2011
"There's no denying that "Prohibition," is absolutely terrific and perhaps the best film yet by Burns and his collaborator, Lynn Novick." - David Wiegand, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, August 2, 2011
"If you like 'Boardwalk Empire,' you won't want to miss Ken Burns' intoxicating documentary about this aspect of 1920s America" - Jeanne Jakle, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, September 11, 2011Description[end quote]
a three-part documentary series, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick,
explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving
nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor--and the disastrous
unintended consequences that follow.
This utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality.
When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight. Here are the stories of the petty whiskey-jobbers, big-time bootleggers, and brutal gangsters; the flappers who danced the Charleston in New York speakeasies; and the families who stomped grapes in basements and made moonshine in backyards. But beyond the cocktails, this is a darker story about what happens when lobbyists divide the country with wedge issues; the contempt unleashed by smear campaigns; and the perils of unfunded mandates.
By the 1930s, the "Noble Experiment" has bitterly divided the nation into wets, drys, and hypocrites. In 1933, with the country in the throes of the Great Depression, Americans have finally had enough--and rally to repeal 18th Amendment and put an end to Prohibition.
A Nation of Drunkards
A Nation of Scofflaws
A Nation of Hypocrites
This DVD also includes
- The Notion that Man Is Perfectable
- It's Better to Know the Judge
- That's Just the Way Life Was
- Rebels of New York
- Somebody Got a Pineapple
- Roy Olmstead
- Tabloid Heroes
- You People Were Thirsty
- Bad Booze
Extra Scene Titles
- Owled, Edged, Jingled, Piffed...
- Kentucky Bourbon
- And I Caught Hell
- He Never Did Get Caught
- San Francisco Welcomes Visitors from Italy, 1921
- Hoover's Medicine Ball Cabinet
- An Object of Ridicule
- Ten Nights in a Bar Room
- Original music by Wynton Marsalis
- A Spanish Audio Track
- Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired
- Subtitles in English (SDH)
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Private Attorney General, 18 U.S.C. 1964
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- PROHIBITION, a three-part documentary series, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor--and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow.