in breaking news: babel. filtering this film through the perspective of an american couple presents the same message as midnight express. in other words, "aren't foreigners simply awful?"
here is a summary of what i think babel is really about:
1. moroccans are gunhappy nutters who only have one ambulance.
2. mexicans can't be trusted with children.
3. brits and french can't be trusted with a minibus and will abandon the yanks in the lurch.
4. the damn japs started it all, either with a hunting gun or pearl harbour.