Monday, July 07, 2008

Military Movie Madness

The Pentagon is trying to pressure Hollywood into peddling its propoganda, fearful about how Hollywood eventually portrayed Viet Nam truthfully. If you're a director making a movie about our various endless wars and want the military's help, you better be prepared to take "script advice" and make edits. Few directors take the Pentagon up on its suggestions because their advice probably makes for crappy films.

Anyway, we're curious about the state of war-cinema. We've had a number of war-movie directors on the show. Have you seen any movies about the Iraq war? What about them (if anything) struck you?