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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2007, 03:25:23 AM »

I don't understand why out of all the stories, both good and bad coming out of Iraq that Hollywood has to make mostly negative movies. There are far more positive stories to tell, but that doesn't serve there agenda.
   

Marketing?  Polling audiences and finding that most of them have a distaste for the war in Iraq?  I don't know really.

It's funny, I was watching the Kingdom the other day and thinking about how different it was to other movies like Syriana for example.  Basically, to those who don't know, the Kingdom is about four FBI agents investigating an attack on US citizens based in Saudi Arabia.  It's been a while since you've had a movie where the Americans are the guys on the front foot, got a handle on things and are a professional kick-butt group.

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The ending fell apart in the end.  All through the film you've got these gung ho Americans doing their job to find out who killed their friend, and they are doing a good job of it too.  The ending action is great, but they just had to put a political point in the end which, whilst perhaps a justified point [that violence begets violence] didn't fit the mood of the rest of the film.

Reality TV has seeped into the Hollywood machine, and the sad reality is that these movies are based on terrible events, or based on ideas that 'could happen' such as Syriana, and because there's so much negativity in the world it just naturally invades us.  We're becoming a horribly jaded society, and it reflects in our films.

That being said, I'm debating about introducing my left-wing socialist friend to my cousin who is about to be sent off to Iraq, since it would be interesting to hear their no doubt opposing views on the topic.


Anyways, I don't care for the movie Redacted, but I'm still interested in it.  Whether or not that's the controversy talking, I don't know, but still...
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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2007, 11:31:08 AM »

Marketing?  Polling audiences and finding that most of them have a distaste for the war in Iraq?  I don't know really.

Only if you do your polling on the left coast. I feel pretty sure if you polling mid-America, in the traditional fly over country you'll find more people in favor than in opposition.[/quote]

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That being said, I'm debating about introducing my left-wing socialist friend to my cousin who is about to be sent off to Iraq, since it would be interesting to hear their no doubt opposing views on the topic.

Do it ... they should see and talk to folks that have the fortitude to be welling join and serve.

I respect people right to disagree with policy, but I equate people saying they support the troops, but not the war with saying I support the home team but I hope they lose. It is to me wanting you cake and eating it too, don't get me wrong I'm not condemning them or their opinion it just doesn't make sense to me. If the troops believe in what they are doing and survey say nearly all of them do, then how can they support the troops if they don't support what the troops believe in? Frankly, I think they are kidding themselves because I believe true support is unconditional. Just my opinion and I respect their opinion, but I don't support their opinion.
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2007, 03:31:00 PM »


Here's another thing I want to mention... would a movie like this get made if it were about say... four people of the same ethnic group (other than white) raping someone? 

Never in a million years!  Because you know the film would be universally criticizes as depicting (whatever race the men happened to be) as rapists.  But since film is about US soldiers, then hey, it's perfectly okay. 
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