Is Hollywood right to rewrite WW2 history? - Page 3




 
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November 5th, 2004  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
well speaking of biased movies. i don't know the name of it but it was when the soviets took over and the US fought back and won? How was it possible if they took over? No idea ,but i know that no one planned to take over anyone in the cold war thats for sure
November 5th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
that would be Red Dawn.

The story line was kind of dry, but it was amusing to watch a bunch of kinds waste the Soviets. Back then, the Soviets were the enemy. I have nothing against Russia now.

I had to say that so people wouldn't think I am a hater
November 5th, 2004  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
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Originally Posted by Doody
that would be Red Dawn.

The story line was kind of dry, but it was amusing to watch a bunch of kinds waste the Soviets. Back then, the Soviets were the enemy. I have nothing against Russia now.

I had to say that so people wouldn't think I am a hater
Well thats true it was like propoganda, but how can kids take out a modern trained army like the soviets?
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November 5th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
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Originally Posted by drilldownmaster2004
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Originally Posted by Doody
that would be Red Dawn.

The story line was kind of dry, but it was amusing to watch a bunch of kinds waste the Soviets. Back then, the Soviets were the enemy. I have nothing against Russia now.

I had to say that so people wouldn't think I am a hater
Well thats true it was like propoganda, but how can kids take out a modern trained army like the soviets?

How did the Afghan's take out the Soviets?
November 5th, 2004  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
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Originally Posted by drilldownmaster2004
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Originally Posted by Doody
that would be Red Dawn.

The story line was kind of dry, but it was amusing to watch a bunch of kinds waste the Soviets. Back then, the Soviets were the enemy. I have nothing against Russia now.

I had to say that so people wouldn't think I am a hater
Well thats true it was like propaganda, but how can kids take out a modern trained army like the soviets?

How did the Afghan's take out the Soviets?
they didn't they had aid from the US and on the soviets part there was bad leadership, and not that much will to fight in the last bad years.
Which leads us to RAMBO...I don't care how well trained the guy is he can't kill 100's of russians alone
November 6th, 2004  
Darcia
 
I want to see a good Afganistan Movie from the US Invasion...
November 7th, 2004  
egoz
 
oh jeez guys, are you telling me i shouldn't believe everything i saw in Pearl Harbor? you know, i went there hoping that maybe this time around the japanese wouldn't surprise us.

i think a well researched movie can be interesting. i thought Saving Private Ryan was good. not for the historical accuracy, but for everything else. if anything, these movies bring attention to the vets that fought these wars and i think that's more important. Anyone remember Mel Gibson's We Were Soldiers?
November 7th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
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Originally Posted by egoz
i think a well researched movie can be interesting. i thought Saving Private Ryan was good. not for the historical accuracy, but for everything else. if anything, these movies bring attention to the vets that fought these wars and i think that's more important. Anyone remember Mel Gibson's We Were Soldiers?
Oh yeah, one hell of a movie.

We Were Soldiers and Saving Private Ryan had one thing in common. The directers in both movies consulted veterans who were actually there before making the film.

I know Saving PVT Ryan is a made up story, but it says something when the WWII veterans who saw the movie had flash backs. They never had flashbacks after seeing John Wayne's The Longest Day.
November 7th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
The #1 reason that Hollywood tends to slant its telling of everything toward a USA perspective is obvious -- they're in the USA and marketing their movies primarily toward American audiences. They will probably always be biased that way, and there aren't many places outside of Hollywood to go to for making you are REALLY solidly made movie.

I suppose the producers and directors must think the real historical account is just too boring.
November 7th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
I dont mind hollywood making up stories set in WW2 or vietnam etc. as long as they arent based on real events they can do what they like, but if they base it on a real event then they should stick to what actually happened, not dishonour the memory of the people who actually fought by ignoring them and replacing them with someone else, or changing it to suit them (see U571)