My latest Epoch Times article, “Coronaphobia and Films: How Epidemic Films Could Contribute to CCP-Virus Panic,” was published online today! This is my tenth article for this publication. It should come out in print in the national edition of the Epoch Times on Thursday, so if you live in the United States, you can pick up a copy! I am very proud of this article, so I encourage all my readers to follow the link I included above and read it.
If the title sounds familiar to you, that’s because I published a different version of this article here on the website on March 25. This article, Coronaphobia and Films: How Epidemic Films Contribute to COVID-19 Panic, was the over 2000-word original draft of my piece about how post-Code pandemic films can influence people’s judgement during real crises like the current coronavirus pandemic.
This topic, which was suggested to me by my father, PEPS president James Brannan, is a broad one, so I had a lot to say about it. Before it could go to print, I had to cut it in half and write a new ending, which focuses on classic films about difficult times. This new ending glorifies two Code films, The Grapes of Wrath from 1940 and Since You Went Away from 1944, which I always like to do in my articles for publications, since they will be read by people who aren’t classic film fans yet.
I hope you enjoy my latest article for The Epoch Times, a great publication for which I am proud to be a freelance writer. If you haven’t had a chance to read my “original cut” yet, I hope you will enjoy that, too! It’s an exclusive unedited version which only readers of my website will get to see!
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