A Closer Look at Pleasantville…

Monday, 9.14.20

I first saw the movie, Pleasantville, in the theater, when it first came out in 1998. On first glance, it appears to be a black and white vintage style movie about the 50s era. But as you watch it and get into the story, there appears to be a lot of embedded dark content, describing society’s infiltration with zionism to control a dumbass society and make them even dumber to keep them as subservient slaves.

A surreal old man, played by Don Knotts, visits two teenagers in modern society, who live with their single mother. The teenage daughter, played by Reese Witherspoon, is a dumb and promiscuous blonde. Her teenage brother, played by Tobey Maguire, is a smart guy without a life, who hangs out on the couch watching his favorite old sitcom, over and over again, nostalgic of the safe past era in the sitcom because he feels it is much better from his current life, which is filled with violence, corruption, and psycho people,  and crazy things happening. He loves one old sitcom, Pleasantville, and he cannot wait to watch the marathon. 

When he argues with his sister, they accidentally break their TV set. And, suddenly, a TV man appears at their doorstep with a magical remote control that takes them into the TV set to be a part of the family in Pleasantville.

They become black and white, like the characters in the old sitcom, and they have to live in this backwards society that keeps going in circles. The society’s education is intentionally low to keep the residents stupid and old fashioned. There is no electronics, and no one reads. They just go to diners and burger joints to shove malts and food down their throats. They are fat and dumb in this society. They consider these two newcomers from the future as sophisticated and intelligent, even the slutty promiscuous blonde who teaches the town about sex. The young people in the town become curious, interested in reading, which suddenly opens doors for them. The man in the diner becomes tired of his mundane job because he wants to be a painter, and starts pursuing his passion, which was encouraged by the newcomer Bud. 

The town starts to changes. Color starts to pop up everywhere, including their body, clothes, and surroundings, which is a sign of sudden modernization. But the Town Hall doesn’t like these changes, and they try to stop it by burning all books in the library. The young people retaliate with riots, burning down buildings and throwing stones into store windows, which looks like what is going on today.

I think this movie was promoting a revolution and riots in 1998 for the NWO. But, back then, no one really got the true intention of the film. They just thought it was another Hollywood movie.

Another symbolism in the film was a red apple. A girl gives Bud a red apple, which is a sign of sin, and the people there are changing and evolving. 

During the beginning of the film, the Pleasantville town has never experienced rain. They have never seen fire. The weather is very mild, and it is very safe. But Bud and Mary Jane teach these backwards people about real life, and there is more out there than Pleasantville life of moving in mundane circles like fools. 


What do you think?

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