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Okay... so I read today that director Brian De Palma is releasing Redacted, a movie about a single and despicable act of rape and killing by a few soldiers in Iraq.

Mr. De Palma says this:

"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.
I have to jump in here and correct him. Properly phrased, he should have said, "The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what happened a single time in Iraq." But he didn't. He thinks an act like this is par for the course and happens all the time. Note his use of present tense.

Then he says:

"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.
Ah, he has an agenda. See - he's not out to tell the truth about what's happening - present tense - in Iraq. He picked a really ugly incident that happened - past tense - once and uses that to paint our guys with a broad brush.

Relatively nobody in America will see this movie.

Distributor Magnolia has planned a limited U.S. release for later this year, and the film may be easier to sell to European audiences rather than to the American public.
Brian De Palma last directed The Black Dahlia, a really good book that Brian screwed up when bringing it to the big screen. (See the comment "De Palma Falters with So-So Take on Film Noir" at the link.) He's like the Ed Wood of his generation.

But here's the thing... as the left tries to tar and feather our soldiers in Iraq, they forget that our soldiers - the oh so vast majority of them - are really good people. Who have familes back home. Who have relatives and friends. And all of these people get the side of the story from our soldiers and from journalists like Michael Yon, who is actually out there reporting from the front lines with the troops. Meanwhile these armchair delusionists try to tell us a different story.

As a nation, we're smarter than that. We won't put up with folks who lie about the troops.

De Palma thinks he's doing a good thing, but he's only looking the fool in doing this. While Redacted addresses a real event, it's not even close to the real day-in and day-out story, which very few in the media want to tell. Good news doesn't make them money.


Tags: politics
by Brett Rogers, 8/31/2007 11:36:18 AM


Mark Cuban showed his stupidity in a recent post of yours. Can't say I was surprised to read today that he is the one with the $$ behind this piece of garbage

Question for De Palma. How can you "attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people" when you have never stepped foot in Iraq?

I don't know what pisses me off more. Assholes like De Palma trying to pass this as truth or the morons who blindly believe it without thought. Add this to Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" or anything from Michael Moore as movies that should go straight to the trash bin instead of dvd.



Posted by Pale Rider, 9/3/2007 10:17:17 PM

I just read another article about this over at HA . Looks like a recycled plot from De Palma's "Casualties of War." Pathetic.

I've been thinking about your "As a nation, we're smarter than that. We won't put up with folks who lie about the troops." statement in the initial post. Are we really? The Dems ran the supreme slanderer of troops in the last presidential election. Harry Reid has made so many negative comments about the war, military leaders, even going as far as to say the war is lost while we have troops in the field. Then we have the John Murtha's of the world.

I'm wondering when someone will finally get charged with treason. When I see that happen I'll have a little more faith that as a nation, we're smarter than that. Until then, I'm pretty much convinced one half of the country is "stuck on stupid," while the majority of the other half needs to grow some balls and stand up to them.

Good topic to get me going. I've been stewing on this for days. LOL.



Posted by Pale Rider, 9/5/2007 9:57:26 PM

Thanks for the links, PR. Been away for a few days...

More reasons for me to question Mark Cuban's judgment.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 9/6/2007 1:23:32 PM

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