Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Lives of Others

I rented The Lives of Others from Netflix the other day. While it is subtitled and moved a little slow, it was really good.

Basically, a Stazi officer is charged with monitoring a well-known playwrite and he gets caught up with their lives. It's a great story about how a government took listening into private citizens lives to an extreme.

With the recent bill that Congress passed in August, I think this movie should be manditory watching. FISA was good because it required court oversight. This latest bill is just awful. I hope Congress rolls this back when it comes up for review.

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