Saturday, September 29, 2012

Two Bobs

Bob Roberts (1992) is a well-intentioned satire on the emerging neo-liberal (then-neo-conservative) market-state, one that relies on an number of historical and art historical inversions.

In the first video, "Bob" (played by left-leaning actor Tim Robbins) gives a more literal description of the "times [that] are a-changin' back" than its more ambiguous referent, the second video, from 27 years earlier (which, appropriately enough, was posted in reverse).

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