Comment 61937

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted April 07, 2011 at 14:37:43

It speaks to a prouder, more ambitious Hamilton.

"Can open, worms all over."

This was a promo piece. A quaint, laugh-eliciting, propaganda/promo piece. (Probably the likes of which my parents viewed before they ventured across the pond to become Canadians.) I'm thinking that something equally suggestive of a 'proud, ambitious' Hamilton could be manufactured today...and be just as accurate. So while the visuals were lovely (though as a cinema buff, I'd have appreciated some nice interior shots of the Palace or the Capitol), it's ill-advised to take what's there verbatim.

Or, in the words of another wag, not view it with either context or perspective.

(I do have to say that the utter 'whiteness' of the people shown in the piece was a great reminder of how things have changed in just under seven decades.)

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