It’s been a remarkable couple years for the John Dos Passos legacy. I feel so fortunate to have witnessed it.
Last year saw a major Dos Passos reference on the popular, critically-acclaimed TV show Mad
And: Adam McKay, director of the hit film The Big Short, mentioned Dos Passos as one of the inspirations for the film’s contextual newsreel footage. Thematically and character-wise, The Big Short certainly has a Dos Passos feel at times.
I think 2016 is going to be a great year for his legacy. His work is so relevant to today’s problems. There are great discussions to be had ahead!