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Ben Building: Mussolini, Monuments and ModernismBen Building: Mussolini, Monuments and Modernism   :– Watch Ben Building: Mussolini, Monuments and Modernism    full movie on Project Free Tv,When it comes to the buildings of the Fascist era, Meades discovers a dictator who couldn’t dictate, as Mussolini was caught between the contending forces of modernism and a revivalism that harked back to Ancient Rome.The result was a variety of styles that still influence architecture today. The programme sees Meades visit Rome, Milan, Genoa, the new town of Sabaudia and the vast military memorials of Redipuglia and Monte Grappa. Along the way, he ponders on the nature of Fascism, the influence of The Futurists and Mussolini’s love of a fancy uniform.One can only speculate about the mysterious allure which dictators seem to hold for Jonathan Meades, and perhaps one should keep one’s conclusions to oneself to avoid reprisals. Having previously turned his perverse eye and tumultuous vocabulary on Stalin (Joe Building) and Hitler (Jerry Building), Meades arrived perforce at Ben Building, in which (with director/cameraman Frank Hanly) he took a trip around Benito Mussolini and the cultural trappings of fascist Italy.For all his militaristic grandstanding, operatic posturing and enthusiasm for quasi-imperial fancy dress, Mussolini was unusual among the 20th century’s great dictators in being in some respects ambiguous, “a dictator who failed to dictate.” Not for him the hideous and bottomless campaigns of extermination which were second nature to Hitler and Stalin, and while Mussolini (as Meades would have it) claimed to regard peace as merely wasted time between wars, his military endeavours were mostly fatuous and inconsequential. He wasn’t even especially racist, until he fell into the trap of hanging on Hitler’s coat-tails. According to our dyspeptic guide, Mussolini was never even able to explain adequately what “fascism” meant. A description of it as “a super-relativist movement” suggested a somewhat theoretical construct lacking in real-world grip.

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Release: 01 June 2016 (Usa)
IMDB Rating : 7.0/10
Director: Francis Hanly
Writers: Jonathan Meades
Stars : : Jonathan Meades