Thursday, September 11, 2008

A People's Documentary

Matt Damon is adapting Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States” into a documentary. That's just great. Way to puncture that stereotypical, Hollywood=leftist-America-haters balloon, Matt. Historians are split on the work, but every undergrad history wannabe goes through their own love affair with Zinn's "classic" work. I guess Mr. Damon is still channeling "Good Will Hunting" himself.


Tim Lacy said...

Confession: I've never read Zinn's "classic." - TL

Marc said...

Actually, me neither. Just excerpts and portions of the audio book. Brutal. Maybe my wild-assed accusation was unfounded.