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Posted April 2, 2007
Set in the Rockies during World War II, SPLIT CREEK is ostensibly a star-crossed romance between an interned Wehrmacht lieutenant from a German Communist family and the daughter of an American fascist saboteur. But as the plot thickens, you realize Blum has constructed a parable of proto-fascism in contemporary America -- just as Lieut. Dassen abandons his progressive pedigree to romp with the glib Helen, today's electorate forsakes civil liberty to stoke the War on Terror. How did Dylan put it? -- 'I must have been mad, I never knew what I had ...'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.