The day of the women: movie mogul Harvey Weinstein jailed for rape, but unrepentant

The trial had the drama of a Hollywood epic and a fit, just ending. But the morality of Weinstein’s sentence is lost on him, writes Sue de Groot, as his self-justifying rants at his accusers show

15 March 2020 - 00:00

In Federico Fellini’s 1974 film, Amarcord, the giant replica of Mussolini’s head is as ridiculous and insubstantial as a sand castle. One strong wind and the features of the once-mighty ruler will collapse and crumble into dirt.

Harvey Weinstein has all the narcissistic traits that characterise a tyrant, chief among which is the belief that his dominance and superiority must surely be recognised by others. ..

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