Saturday, September 01, 2007

Hollywood shows its love for the military

Yep, I have posted about it before (see lable below) - and to be honest, I have taken all week to weigh in again. Hollywierd. Go figure.
Just as we were inclined to dismiss Robbins as a lonely voice of idiocy, news came of director Brian DePalma's Redacted, one of eight new movies about the Iraq War due out in the coming months, according to Reuters. "Inspired by one of the most serious crimes committed by American soldiers in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, it is a harrowing indictment of the conflict and spares the

audience no brutality to get its message across."
We have all been here before.
De Palma, 66, whose "Casualties of War" in 1989 told a similar tale of abuse by American soldiers in Vietnam, makes no secret of the goal he is hoping to achieve with the film's images, all based on real material he found on the Internet.
"The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people," he told reporters after a press screening.

"The pictures are what will stop the war. One only hopes that these images will get the public incensed enough to motivate their Congressmen to vote against this war," he said.
I think I will go fishing instead. Anyway, early duck hunting season is on the horizon as well - girls need new camo.

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