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    Our Prison Planet

    Clip from the 1962 film, Birdman of Alcatraz. Observations on the most important and critical scene in the entire story of the film. This clip is what is called the ‘worth the price of admission scene’ because it tells the world bluntly and truthfully what this world is about and has always been about: power and control. Will the world ever change?______ PRIEST = Religion (played by George Mitchell as Father Matthieu) WARDEN = Society, represented by Government (played by Karl Malden as Harvey Shoemaker) PRISONER = The INDIVIDUAL human soul, INDIVIDUAL mind, INDIVIDUAL body on this physical planet (played by Burt Lancaster as Robert Franklin Stroud) (Note: In real life, Robert Stroud, as portrayed by Burt Lancaster, was a notorious psychopathic homosexual. I wonder why he was psychopathic? Hasn’t the world always treated homosexuals so well?)______ SCENE: The scene opens with: Prisoner talking to Religion – “I’m going to wallop you today!” Prisoner talks to Religion about the book he’s going to write. Prisoner tells Religion exactly what the book is about, the truth he has seen in his prison life. Religion warns Prisoner of the risk involved of publishing such a book. Prisoner tells Religion that everything is…