What Does it Mean to be an American (Bridge of Spies)

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A pro-liberty Hollywood film.
In Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg asks this question via his protagonist, James Donovan (played by Tom Hanks), early in the movie.
"It’s a set up that a screenwriter would find hard to contrive out of the blue.When truth is more freakish than fiction, however, it’s time someone sculpts it into a drama. Spielberg has." Bridge of Spies is a masterpiece that dramatizes the need to speak truth to power.
“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” Founding Father Samuel Adams
The time has indeed come, and it is profoundly unnatural for Hollywood to undertake the inspiring to make us stand up against the (vain and) aspiring. But we must take our uplifting pleasures wherever we find them—and the brief window on Donovan’s life is one hell of an appealing niche.
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