Wednesday, November 28, 2007

For wisdom, seek the wise...

On the surface, it's obvious to sensible people why the anti-war movies of these past couple of years are failing so miserably.

It's because most people don't share the sentiments expressed by them. Most people don't believe our troops are evil or morally compromised, and most people understand the Islamist terrorists ARE evil and need to be fought. Hollywood is just plain wrong on their premises, and to be attractive as a story, a movie must be a story that can be morally understood by ordinary people.

But this issue is more complex than it might seem, and there's nobody better to unravel the complexity than a former Hollywood denizen, a screenwriter, one of THEM...

Roger L. Simon... very interesting take.

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