Monday, October 24, 2016


cinema à la carte                                 

Going Along

Experimenter Official Trailer

We watched the film Experimenter (Netflix).  It's based on the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments at Yale University that tested the willingness of ordinary humans to obey an authority figure while administering electric shocks to strangers. In the first half of the film, it is shown how the experiments are conducted, with nearly every test subject succumbing to the pressure of the circumstances and administering shocks to a stranger, despite the stranger begging him to stop. Between the experiments, it is shown how Milgram meets Alexandra (or Sasha), who will become his wife and mother of two children.

The second half of the film shows how Milgram struggles with the public outcry (by pasty face Liberals of the day who, not willing to confront their own frailties, blame Milgram for tricking them Wiki (My words in italics).

Aside: During the film, a clip from Allen Funt's Candid Camera television show is used to buttress Milgram's findings.  Some will remember this and think immediately of Hillary voters.

ASIDE2: I told MoSup that Experimenter
very much reminded me of a movie about a man who signs a contract with a company that guarantee his success in giving up cigarettes. He is told there will be consequences for backsliding, and whoa! There are. Wife never heard of it, so I found it for her.  Warning, you will be compelled to watch it all, but not by me. :)

From 1985, "CAT'S EYE"


Anonymous said...

That is actually quite scary.

Linda Fox said...

I just was thinking about conformity and how it's affecting people's choices of candidate this election.

toadold said...

I was reading about how to read body language. The author states that you must look at people as animals and tune out what they are saying. Progressives hate this approach since it invalidates their theory that people can be evolved by a central authority.

Bogdaddy said...

Ooooh, that's good! A better copy can be had at

MAX Redline said...

Thanks for the link, Bogdaddy! Great stuff and better quality. Cat's Eye streamed beautifully.

Linda Sue O'Grady said...

Experimenter was most excellent, thank you. Cat's Eye is all Stephen King, from short stories he wrote ages ago.

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