vs. “Some lies just have to be told.”
A friend has just seen Alleged (2010), a film about the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial and finds it entertaining, well done, and historically accurate. A far cry, then, from Inherit theWind. He especially notes something Scopes said, that appears at the end of the film:
I have often said that there is more intolerance in higher education than
in all the mountains of Tennessee.
– From John T. Scopes, The Center of the Storm (New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1967), p. 276.
The thing about higher ed is that they get paid, admired, rewarded, and promoted, for intolerance and lack of imagination.
IMDb synopsis from Dean River Productions:
Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased father’s weekly newspaper and living in a tiny town (Dayton, TN) in steep decline. Seeing the “Monkey Trial” as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break into the journalistic big leagues, Charles manages to insert himself into the middle of the “Trial of the Century.” Once in the midst of this staged event, however, he is torn between his love for the more principled Rose, his fiancée, and the escalating moral compromises that he is asked to make as the eager protégé of H.L. Mencken, America’s most colorful and influential columnist.
See also: Alleged: The Movie