The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 American thriller film directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. The film is based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Davis Grubb, adapted for the screen by James Agee and Laughton. Its plot focuses on a corrupt reverend-turned-serial killer who uses his charms to woo an unsuspecting widow and her two children in an attempt to steal a fortune hidden by the woman's dead husband. The novel and film draw on the true story of Harry Powers, hanged in 1932 for the murders of two widows and three children in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
The film's lyric and expressionistic style sets it apart from other Hollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s, and it has influenced later directors such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, Jim Jarmusch, the Coen brothers, Rob Zombie, and Spike Lee.
In 1992, The Night of the Hunter was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in its National Film Registry.
cops have to frame criminals to put them in jail or the streets would be overrun with clever murderers and rapists that evaded arrest and left no trail. These habitually evil people are well known to judges and the police and they're framed for the good of the public saftety
Oh and one of the 10 best movies ever made.
The Soviet judges at the Cannes Film Festival that year denounced it as one of the most fascist films ever made.
The believe seriously that they're one of the lost tribes of Israel. In their Ian Paisley Wee FRee Presbyterian mindset they see Catholics (French) as the iniquitous Babylonians and all else as Philistines and Egyptians
for whom they have a God given mandate to eradicate.
I personally know a lot of guys like the Fords (not quite so rich but prosperous enough to be sitting in million dollar houses that are paid for on the west side of town).
They started drinking and smoking dope by 12 at the latest. When they were 17 they were fucking their future wives who were 12. They love to fight but only when they outnumber their opponents 3 to 1. Drinking and drugging at that early age seems to have erased a huge moral component in their brains that you would expect from the roughest men. They're crude vulgar and proud of it. They have no empathy for anyone.
It's really sweet to see teh veil of decorum stripped from this breed and exposed to the world. I've suffered working and socializing with assholes like this all my life.
And don't think it's a class thing either.
I know guys younger than me, from prosperous small town families that owned big construction firms that got rich off government contracts and now they're MDs. This is what they're like. They're crude brutal even psychopathic animals. When they decide to attack you ( when they've convinced you to lower your guard by feigning friendliness) they fling themselves at your throat with every molecule of their not inconsiderable strength to try to permanently wreck you.
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, chaired by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), is holding the first congressional hearing on the future of Bitcoin. The first panel features senior figures from the Obama administration and their comments about Bitcoin have been remarkably positive.
18 Nov 2013 U.S. Agencies to Say Bitcoins Offer Legitimate Benefits
Official letters released prior to the hearing: The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission are telling the U.S. Senate committee that Bitcoins are legitimate financial instruments and are thereby boosting prospects for wider acceptance of the virtual currency.