Worldwide income disparity got you down? Massive corruption at the highest seats of power ruining your day? Think you could do a lot better to change the world if your bank account got a yearly deposit of 3.5 million dollars?
Good. Kurt Vonnegut agrees with you. His 1965 novel, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, follows the story of the fictional heir to a Vanderbilt or Carnegie-like fortune who snaps and decides to give it all, and all of himself, away to help the less fortunate in any way he can.
The Kurt Vonneguys are back to analyze the themes of greed, charity and what it actually means to be a good person in Vonnegut's fifth novel that tackled the idea of income disparity decades before 'Occupy Wall St.' became part of the modern lexicon.
From the Group! (01:00)
Plot Time! (06:45)
Kurt Blurt! (01:34:45)
Recurring Characters Update! (01:52:00)
Kurt Cameo! (01:59:30)
The Meat! (02:08:10)
Altruism Olympics! (02:11:50)
Movie Time! (02:17:10)
Related Reading! (02:21:00)
Vonnegut News! (02:28:20)
The best entertainment depends on so many nameless note-givers.
Load the snake catapults! Arm the trash boat! Drug the honey!
It involves a lot more sprinting and rockabilly and Schwarzenegger-tracking than you'd think.
A little inclusion could save a lot of lives.
There's good closure, there's okay closure, and then there's these forced finales.