drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
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Redacted, The Movie, First Look....

First things first. I had little problem with the movie itself, I just think that it may help others to understand that like dating my daughter there are a few basic Rules:
  • Rule One: If you put that weapon in my face, you do not get to debate how I end the sentence...
  • Rule Two: Best to see this movie with enough time to get back inside the wire before night fall.
  • Rule Three: See this movie with people you trust.
  • Rule Four: If there is any uncertainity about Rule Three, Cite Rule Four, if they are unclear, clear them...
Are we clear on the opening issues?

Ok, after that, well, gosh kids, the openning sequence is the most brilliant piece of cinematography that I have seen in a while. I rank it with the two other greatest openers:The first offers the longest stunning tracking shot, the later offers the most amusing whack at the Movie Rating Gambit And Other Hollywood stoopidity this side of This Film Is Not Yet Rated.

Ok, yes, the movie Redacted is no The Bonfire of the Vanities but I guess folks will ultimately want to compare it with Mission To Mars since of course everyone is clear that the president's desire to have manned missions to Mars is a critical part of the current administrations call for forward progress, somewhere, by some means, or something like that.
On January 14, 2004, President Bush announced a new vision for the Nation's space exploration program. The President committed the United States to a long-term human and robotic program to explore the solar system, starting with a return to the Moon that will ultimately enable future exploration of Mars and other destinations.
[ cf A Renewed Spirit of Discovery ]
Ok, so we all know that anything published on whitehouse.gov is at best unverified possibly highly questionable and may be truthier if required or obliged by actual court rulings not directly resolved by asserting that the Divine Rights Of State Secrets take precedence...

Now, yes, if folks want to go all the way back to dealing with the open cultural scars of Casulaties of War (1989) because, well, gosh, golly, gee whiz, there were still americans who were not sure what they really wanted to do with the actual american history in the south east asian weapons and tactics testing programme - most of whom, well, were having a bad hair day, or Pineal Cyst, or which ever was the most popular excuse for being more pro-war than the rest of the pro-warriors who sat on their face, and the new acolytes of the we will not let the evil liberals stab our troops in the back like that again, when it comes time for our generation to be unengaged in the so called critical moments of our cultural war against the evil liberals....

Well yes, some sort of a comparison between that piece of De Palma film work, and the current body of film work, well could be raised. But I am not sure that the political wakers who might want to play that compare and contrast card really want to go step on their primary gender identification organs, especially not in these clearly far more Glorious Day's of transferring the tax liabilities unto the unborn baby jesus.

I can appreciate that the number of us who have actually been on active duty with other persons who are also on active duty and under-inclined to listen to bullWankage about what it was Really Like, since we are all looking at the same mags, same webbing, same shit, new day, can hear the new crew spewing the same shit, new crew. I mean, yes, let's put the Dark Ugly Card Into Play, it was almost as bad as the double decafe mocha cafe latte with Sprinkles, that came down from Heaven, and I woke up to the unpleasantry that the Top Kick in Die Brucke (1959) well, gosh, he just looks, well, uh, TOO YOUNG to be a top kick...

So maybe age is relative.

Goat Roper Music is still Goat Roper music, and kill your parent's music is still kill your parents music, and a main squeeze, by any new name is still, well, worth fighting for...

Long story short: see this in the cinema, and comply with the rules.

After that, work out which side were you really working which deal with.

Why who knows, maybe more americans will start asking BaBa O'Reilly why it is he can speak so ellegantly about that which he has not seen and does not actually know anything about??? Why is is that there are so many americans so scared to live with the written and unwritten rules??? And why do they always like to go running and hiding behind someone else when it comes time to fill in the sentance after someone has put that piece in your face......

Maybe if americans started sorting out what they wanted to stand and hold.....

Who knows, they might get past Dogma95 and who knows, we might be able to get past the whole "american goddard" and into a whole new era of film, foreign and why gosh, with just a wee bit of Frank Kapra Korn risking, catch up on some seriously dangerous domestic policies....

If we really get lucky - who knows, maybe we can stop civilians from asking stoopid questions about 'did you kill anyone', and their need for 'war stories' to help the civilians cope with their guilt complexes for having once again sent others to do that which they were too busy to give a good ratscrew about....

Would this be a bad time to ask americans why it is that the there are no War Bond Drives? You know, to match the same level of rhetorical commitment that we keep hearing from those who have such a need to justify their own guilt about still being here in the rear with the beer...

Or maybe that is the REALLY dark and unpleasant part of the movie - that there are the watchers who are not really sure they have what it takes to get their own 'camara gear' into the game....

Perchance some day things will change.
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