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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 05:45 PM
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24. I agree with much of what you say but wish to point out
That it is hard for a real war movie to find "the character" when the characters of war are often blown up.

Haven't seen the movie yet, but have heard that no matter which characters you decide to get attached to in the film, they get blown up.

And I am glad that it won - even though like you say, "Avatar" might be the better picture.

It is time that we stop putting the political issues that confront us on the back burner. Maybe it is poetic justice that just this once, some real issues are brought to the forefront.

There will always be an "Avatatr" or "Titanic" or a "Lord of the Rings" series that is lavish and well produced, but whose themes do not demand human consideration. I mean, whether the audience likes Sauron or not, we cannot do a thing about his take over of the Shire.

But since an Academy Award encourages people to see a film, maybe this will get people to watch the film, to think. And then to discuss.

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  -"The Hurt Locker": When Great Art Meets Lousy Politics CrisisPapers  Mar-09-10 09:06 AM   #0 
  - Implicit pro-war politics  sharp_stick   Mar-09-10 09:17 AM   #1 
  - The movie is as far from real bomb disposal as one can get. Did  icee   Mar-09-10 11:09 AM   #14 
     - Or maybe not  dbmk   Mar-09-10 01:48 PM   #17 
     - There were major technical errors in THL and most other films for that matter  ProgressiveProfessor   Mar-09-10 08:47 PM   #30 
  - There are So Many Reasons Why I Will Not See that Movie  Demeter   Mar-09-10 09:37 AM   #2 
  - You both seem to think art has a responsibility to be politically partisan...  Bicoastal   Mar-09-10 09:58 AM   #5 
  - Demeter is merely expressing her opinion that art has consequences  ironrooster   Mar-09-10 05:24 PM   #23 
  - I can follow your logic - somewhat  dbmk   Mar-09-10 10:12 AM   #6 
  - Your first statement had me thinking. You said...  icee   Mar-09-10 10:53 AM   #13 
  - Is It Art, or Just Violence-Porn?  Demeter   Mar-09-10 05:16 PM   #21 
  - I saw the Movie  Daveparts still   Mar-09-10 10:13 AM   #7 
  - Saving Private Ryan?  dbmk   Mar-09-10 10:19 AM   #8 
  - Excellent post. I will not see it either. Long ago, I was in a war where  icee   Mar-09-10 10:43 AM   #10 
  - Let me post a blatant spoiler  dbmk   Mar-09-10 01:26 PM   #16 
  - It's Extremely Dangerous To Be As Close-Minded As You Are.  Toasterlad   Mar-09-10 03:18 PM   #19 
     - Judgmental, Not Closed Minded  Demeter   Mar-09-10 05:18 PM   #22 
        - No, You Can't JUDGE It, Because You Won't SEE It  Toasterlad   Mar-09-10 08:26 PM   #28 
        - Didn't know  dbmk   Mar-10-10 03:10 AM   #34 
  - Uh, I watched the movie and it wasn't pro-war by any means  sasquatch   Mar-09-10 09:38 AM   #3 
  - I don't get it  dbmk   Mar-09-10 09:50 AM   #4 
  - I'm glad I'm not the only one....  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Mar-09-10 01:05 PM   #15 
  - No offense, but did you even watch the movie?  liberation   Mar-09-10 10:36 AM   #9 
  - Ironic, because Cavuto from Faux was all whiney because "Hollywood values win again"  Taverner   Mar-09-10 10:46 AM   #11 
  - One Mans' "Implicit" .........  Indepatriot   Mar-09-10 10:52 AM   #12 
  - I concur  imnKOgnito   Mar-09-10 08:51 PM   #31 
  - The Sole Aim Of the Hurt Locker Was To Focus On One Specific Dangerous Task  Toasterlad   Mar-09-10 03:16 PM   #18 
  - I agree with much of what you say but wish to point out  truedelphi   Mar-09-10 05:45 PM   #24 
  - The Point Is, the Hurt Locker Was In No Way a Political Movie  Toasterlad   Mar-09-10 08:24 PM   #27 
     - Those are all good things to know.  truedelphi   Mar-09-10 08:38 PM   #29 
        - Despite the Subject Matter, I Didn't Find Hurt Locker Especially Violent  Toasterlad   Mar-09-10 10:50 PM   #33 
  - And Avatar got the Oscars for it.  dbmk   Mar-10-10 06:27 AM   #37 
  - "Birth of a Nation" was a tremendous work of art  provis99   Mar-09-10 04:54 PM   #20 
  - That's the first movie that came tomy mind  rpannier   Mar-10-10 04:15 AM   #35 
  - Interesting question  Time for change   Mar-09-10 05:46 PM   #25 
  - Birth of a Nation  rpannier   Mar-10-10 04:18 AM   #36 
  - Soldiers are victims of the powers that invent these wars too. It is time we stop glorifying  pundaint   Mar-09-10 08:09 PM   #26 
  - Oh, don't worry, American troops will be out of Iraq all right,  begin_within   Mar-09-10 09:56 PM   #32 

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