TRUTH BE TOLLED
William H. Molina's documentary about the biggest game of grab ass since Bob Barker is a film every Texan should see. Only this isn't about a game and the heinous shenagians taking place in Austin isn't about your heiny. No siree, Bob...it's about highway robbery.
When it comes to the Trans-Texas Corridor, Slick Rick Perry certainly thinks the price is right since he and his minions continue to defy the people, the law and any semblance of common decency. That's what under-the-table moohla will do. Yes, money, lots of money, potentially more money changing hands than at nickel night at the Bunny Ranch in Carson City.
Molina is an excellent filmmaker. The production values are top notch in all respects with the cinematography and music deserving special mention as they combine to make TRUTH BE TOLLED one of the most polished documentary films I've seen in a long, long time -- Mr. Michael Moore's offerings included. More importantly, Molina stays focused on the subject throughout, unlike Moore's ROGER AND ME or FARENHEIT 9/11.
The only negative, if there is one, concerns the redundancy among the grass root speakers at the varius town hall meetings. Then again, some Texans, especially my neighbors in Comal County, need to be literally hit over the head to get the point.
Little Oblio wouldn't last ten minutes in Bulverde...
Before closing, here's a little ditty I wrote some time ago. It seems appropriate to post it once again...
If Woody were alive today --
(Everybody, sing along...)
This land is your land, no longer my land
From the Rio Grande, to Oklahoma
From the Davis Mountains, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for Rick Perry
As I was walking a ribbon of tollways
I saw above me a ruthless gov'nor
I saw beside me an eviction notice
This land was stolen from you and me