Published on 23rd November 2020 by Darren
I published a new one As part of Piece at The dropout this evening. With Hillbilly elegy When we got to Netflix tomorrow, it seemed like the right moment to take a look at one of the biggest dropouts of the awards season.
There are many problems with Hillbilly elegyMany of these have been studied by writers who have much more insight and personal experience than I do on the matter. Still, one aspect of the film has struck me since I first saw it: Hillbilly elegy possibly has the worst Terminator Metaphor I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing how awful the metaphor is. It relies on both a fundamental misunderstanding of the Terminator Franchise, but also a misunderstanding of what Hillbilly elegy tried to say.