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What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others.

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Aida
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J. Gardner Monroe
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A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others.

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This picture is all about...Love/Red Tape/Scotch tape?/SEX/strange birds/Strange People and 17 ways to feel good See more »

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24 May 1968 (USA)  »

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17 syntages gia na ginete eftyhismenos  »

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Cleavon Little's first film. See more »

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Aide: Mister Mayor, eighty-two percent not only stop brooding, they stop smoking. Ninety-three percent stop drinking.
The Mayor: What's wrong with that?
Aide: In terms of dollars and cents, it's disastrous. Our city is facing a drastic loss in income from sales tax.
The Mayor: That's ridiculous. Forty-seven people? A drop in the bucket.
Aide: But if this goes unchecked for a month, by mathematical progression, half of New York will have the virus. You know what that means? It means a loss in cigarette and liquor taxes more than one ...
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What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
Written by Jerry Keller and Dave Blume
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Haunted by the question of happiness
25 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this on TV many years ago when I was a kid and the ideas have stayed with me like no other story. I think the basic story has the core of a fable for the ages like "Groundhogs Day" or "It's A Wonderful Life". In particular I remember the Idea that some people didn't need the infection. They were capable of happiness all the time ; and some were not. Now thirty years later the research of psychiatry and psychology finds that the basic ability or disposition to be happy underlies much of what happens in our lives. If they had seen this movie. We see constant advertisements for medications to make us happy. The characters in the movie are dated but the basic question of happiness haunts each of us and all of us together. I only wish I could see it again.


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