Stanley Milgram


I had no idea the Stanley Milgram experiments on authority and obedience would end up in this movie. I've been interested in them since I discovered them reading Alan Moore's V for Vendetta. It's just another detail that makes this movie so unique and intelligent.

This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.

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I was also so positively surprised! Here's what i wrote on another thread:



As for the movie, I was especially blown away by the reenactment of the famous Milgram experiment whose conclusions were rather appalling, yet in the same time offered great insight into human nature and psychology; insight which has non-negligible consequences over the way we consider tragic episodes of humanity such as the Holocaust and other genocides and atrocities. Insight that also goes totally against the conclusions of the Nuremberg trial by the way...

As far as human nature and human psychology go, both the Stanford experiment and the Milgram experiment are a must-read on the subject.



People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs

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