Just finished watching 'Black Hawk Down' on sky today. I know its only a film, based on true events, and sexed up by Hollywood. However I couldn't help feeling slighlty p*ssed off with the Somalians, for shooting up all the Americans. When the film ended, I returned to normal. Does anybody else feel anything remotely similiar? I have also watched 'Saving Private Ryan', and felt very similiar towards the Germans. Please dont accuse me of being racist, as I hold no ill feelings towards any race. Is it just a case of Hollywood turning something into something else? Just a thought for discussion.
Hollywood twists anything to support the American light. They will make films as if to say "we won in Vietnam" when it turned out to be the equivalent of Accrington Stanley getting a 50-0 win at the Bernabeu. They will try and claim it was they who single-handedly won WW2, never mind the efforts and importance of Alan Turing et al, the British, French and Russian troops...
I would prefer watching Bollywood stuff to any of that Hollywood-twisted war stuff. And that's saying something.
We only ever see half the picture, and on the BBC we only see the half that happens to show a kid being shot. What we don't see is this kid throwing rocks at jewish people, or a gunman sitting on the corner of the street or someone firing mortars.
You have to see the bigger picture.
Has anyone seen behind enemy lines - it came out around black hawk down and was also based on a true story i think. It was still American biased i think but also raised a few other issues.
Braveheart is an excellent example...tho i believe there is a propaganda element to it....for eg. The Three Kings film, did not do well in American and in fact people complained about it....why??....cos the americans were not viewed as sympathetically as the arabs.
If it's thrown at someone who isn't wearing a helmet it could crack their skull open. I don't want to justify israeli soldiers actions, because i don't know the full story and neither do you. I just commented that the comment that Juwel hated all israelites was very unfair.