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Pajarito Gómez (1965)
Pajarito Gómez was created in 1965 by Rodolfo Kuhn, Carlos del Peral and Paco Urondo. Kuhn was representative of the so-called "New Wave of Argentine Cinema". Although, this expression betrays the spirit of his film, it is a sort of "new wave" parody. Carlos del Peral, a humorist, had founded the magazine Tía Vicenta with Landrú. Paco Urondo was a poet. Then he became guerrilla (as Rodolfo Walsh and Hector Germán Oesterheld) and disappeared during the military dictatorship.
Pajarito (Héctor Pellegrini) is a humble boy whose life is conceived, narrated, and managed by a record label. Beyond the parodied stick, the authors point to mass media. To support this good boy, good son and good citizen, who doesn't mess with politics and sings songs about love and optimism, it showcases the work of entrepreneurs, consultants, journalists and television presenters. "True Argentines are all optimistic", he says. Behind the phenomenon, a dark, decadent man with nothing to say, a bride for magazines, a mother ignored and music plugging it all.
True Grit (1969)
Six people a year are killed by Rooster Cogburn. He tortures his prisoners for information and enjoys it. Nowadays, we see these traits in characters such as Aldo Raine (Inglourious Basterds). Stupid and sadistic he is not move by his heroism but by his own perversion. Interestingly, in accordance with the interests of the State, this places them on the side of the good guys.
John Wayne victims are men who have already been judged by facts. There is not any doubt about its guilt. They committed a crime and cease to be human, if they ever were. Wayne expresses this dehumanization of the "other" and his role as executor. In one of the best scenes, he sees a rat in his Chinese friend's pantry:
"Mr. Rat, I have a written here that says you are to stop eating Chen Lee's cornmeal forthwith. (to Mattie) See? He doesn't pay any attention to me. (shoots the rat) You can't serve papers on a rat, baby sister. You either kill him or let him be."