WTF is with all these war movies..

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by ADT, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. ADT

    ADT TRIBE Member

    I'm not sure if I'm more disturbed by the fact that they are claiming that the parade of war films we are seeing.. (black hawk down, we were soldiers, harts war) were all supposedly started before S11..

    really.. if thats a lie.. well thats just stupid and wrong..

    but if its not a lie... well thats even more fucked..

    dont you think?

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  2. junglisthead

    junglisthead TRIBE Member

    one word

    propaganda
     
  3. groupie

    groupie Well-Known Member

    it's wartime... america's all about the propoganda, especially during wartime.

    I've even noticed more "join the canadian armed forces" commercials, too... I'm not even safe when I go the movies.:(
     
  4. twist

    twist TRIBE Member

    all were pre sept 11 movies tend to come in spurts like this as studios pick up projects and other studios try to compete with similarly themed movies winter usually sees a fair amount of war movies. We were soldiers is based on a book called We were soldiers once and young written by Gen. Harold Moore and Joe Galloway the only reporter on the ground during the battle at Ia Drang. Most excellent book somewhat along the lines of black hawk down with all the same intensity. It's a true story of 450 air cav soldiers that fought a battle against about 2500 NVA regulars. It was basically the defining battle of vietnam and has been in the works as a movie for some time now but its been waiting for the right set of circumstances. Blackhawk down is just ill so ya. Harts War is well i dunno anything about it but it looks like some decent action digs. You can't go wrong with willis nazis and guns.
     
  5. twist

    twist TRIBE Member

    its not sept 11 propaganda it has an added bonus hail america morale type effect but its not like they made these movies to stir up the nation to war. Americas always made movies like this right from the start of hollywood. Those canadian armed forces had been in the works way before sept 11 as well. They had been having a steady decrease in enlistment and they had been planning this ad campaign for sometime. Remeber it's the canadian government it prolly took them 4 years to get funding for those commercials.
     
  6. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad Well-Known Member

    ^^^^ hey u r still up?????? haha....chek ur messages!!!!!!......and does anybody else see cars driving past the screen when they are posting a reply??????????? ack!!!!! has my medicine got to me??????????

    *jen*
     
  7. twist

    twist TRIBE Member

    im always fucking up i need weed. now you check your messages. um you're crazy i don't see shit.
     
  8. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad Well-Known Member

    whatever!!!! there is even a thread about it!!! grrrrrrr.......unless i won a car or something. damn i knew i should have clicked on the car :D haha.....

    *jen*
     
  9. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad Well-Known Member

    sorry umm......back to war movies........................

    *jen*
     
  10. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    what we're seeing is the wave of copycat movies capitalizing on the resurgence of interest in militaristic voyeurism caused by the violence and melodrama in Saving Private Ryan and The Thin Red Line. Someone figured, hey, it's time to start remaking War Movies - all of these concepts have been done over before but not with the technology Hollywood/etc have at their disposal lately. The military industrial entertainment complex (as I like to call it - the agitprop arm of the U.S. armed forces network) is always keen to encourage enlistment.

    Whether or not you believe the conspiracy theories surrounding the tremendous opportunism being displayed by the Bush family in reaction to the events of Sept. 11 - finally they have a gold-plated excuse to pounce on Afghanistan and get that oil pipeline built...

    Note: if you remember the plot of The World is Not Enough, a huge oil corporation is trying to run a pipeline through Turkey to circumvent having to use more expensive Russian or European routes...? That's what Big Oil (i.e. the Bush family/Enron, etc...) have been trying to do for ages...

    ...so having a few movies around promoting (or even not - showing people shooting guns at other people in foreign countries always encourages enlistment) the military is always a good thing. This time, however, it may all have been part of the plan... :)
     

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