Talk:Inherit the Wind (1999 film)

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No Evidence for Reference to McCarthy Trials[edit]

While I'm sure the screenwriters of the original were thinking about the McCarthy trials, I'm not convinced it is truly a "Red Scare" parable. The article cites "'The Inherit the controversy' By BILL BLANKENSHIP The Capital-Journal Published Friday, March 02, 2001 which contains many differences between play and movie, but does not make a case for specifically referencing McCarthy in any way. "'The crux of the matter virtually has nothing to do with evolution but instead is about an individual's right to think independently,' Goheen said." Although this evokes a lesson applicable to the McCarthy trials, there is no reference or other similarity, apart from both being set in courtrooms. One would expect the film would contain something to make the trials scenes more like the McCarthy witch-hunt. None of them do Tumacama (talk) 20:45, 18 June 2010 (UTC)