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Father Mapples' Sermon (Moby Dick, 1956)

by ebreilly

According to the poet Matthew Arnold (based on his 1969 essay Culture and Anarch), some aspects of human life—the most elevated or perfected bits, those removed from immediate utilitarian value and from the harshness of a growing machine culture—were worth passing down to the next generation, while others were disposable, perhaps not even culture at all. Those who embrace Arnold focus on the value they see as intrinsic to those "great works," while those who criticize this tradition focus on what it excludes –including most of what has been written by women, minorities, the developing world, and so forth, not to mention media and popular culture. Under this account, Moby-Dick (esp as seen in this clip from the 1956 movie) constitutes an important cultural resource, whereas Star Trek and Bridesmaids (2010) ephemeral.

Father Mapple's Sermon -- Moby Dick (1956)

According to the poet Matthew Arnold (based on his 1969 essay Culture and Anarch), some aspects of human life—the most elevated or perfected bits, those removed from immediate utilitarian value and from the harshness of a growing machine culture—were worth passing down to the next generation, while others were disposable, perhaps not even culture at all. Those who embrace Arnold focus on the value they see as intrinsic to those "great works," while those who criticize this tradition focus on what it excludes –including most of what has been written by women, minorities, the developing world, and so forth, not to mention media and popular culture. Under this account, Moby-Dick (esp as seen in this clip from the 1956 movie) constitutes an important cultural resource, whereas Star Trek and Bridesmaids (2010) ephemeral.

from Father Mapples Sermon (2008/1956)
Creator: youtubeuser jgordon52; but originally from John Huston's 1956 movie "Moby Dick"
Posted by ebreilly
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