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tankgeezer
01-21-2015, 01:41 PM
Okay, since no one has brought it up, I'll bite. Has anyone seen the movie, read the book, and what do you think of the Man's story, and how the book, movie portrayed it. The film seems to be a huge success in commercial distribution, not certain of the book sales. I enjoyed the book though it is not a magnum opus, it is a man's story, and the movie, (I think anyway) was pointed in a slightly different direction by Clint Eastwood, who seemed to want to focus more on the interpersonal / relationship aspects of frequent deployments and toll they take on those in the military, and their families.
There has been considerable stir in the Media of late, so what do you all think of the Story? Please, no flame wars, or political soap boxing, this is just about the Man's story.

JR*
01-22-2015, 10:03 AM
I have not seen the movie yet, nor have I read the book. I would make one point - the redoubtable Clint is well, well aware of the fact that providing characters with whom the audience can engage is essential to the success of a movie (indeed, the same can be said of literature in general). Not sure why flame wars or political soap boxing should be an issue. The movie, at least, needs to be considered in a "fictional", as well as a factual context. Must see it soon. Best regards, JR.

tankgeezer
01-22-2015, 10:34 AM
Check out the buzz from Hollywood, there are always some folks who want to stir the pot, create controversy and make snide comments for the most part to get some publicity for themselves (Old Hollywood adage: "any pub is good pub") Since this film has a bit of controversy attached to it here in the States, I just didn't want any of that to creep in here. I do recommend seeing the movie, it's worth your time.

gumalangi
02-03-2015, 08:47 AM
Check out the buzz from Hollywood, there are always some folks who want to stir the pot, create controversy and make snide comments for the most part to get some publicity for themselves (Old Hollywood adage: "any pub is good pub") Since this film has a bit of controversy attached to it here in the States, I just didn't want any of that to creep in here. I do recommend seeing the movie, it's worth you time.

watched the movie,. nice movie,. abt the inteview with the CIA,. its rather differ to the one the book,.

but Clint Estwood like to twist some truths to smoothen the main character,. like letter of iwojima,.

nevertheless,. this one entertaining war movie to watch,.

tankgeezer
02-03-2015, 09:17 AM
I didn't read, or see the interview you mentioned, mostly heard about the Hollyweird people bad mouthing the film. I believe that Eastwood wanted to show something a bit different from the book, I think he's a closet Romantic. I preferred the book to the movie, but enjoyed both.

32Bravo
02-27-2015, 07:26 AM
I thought some of the combat scenes in the film were well produced and directed. Didn't go much for the arty moralising as to whether or not to take the shot. Couldn't imagine calling up the missus on the mobile during a fire fight or any operation. It was worth a viewing, but didn't inspire me to run out and read the book. Much preferred Lone Survivor which, in my opinion, posed a more challenging ethical question.

tankgeezer
02-27-2015, 11:51 AM
I watched, and enjoyed the movie version of Lone Survivor, but haven't found a copy of the Book at my local store yet.

32Bravo
03-04-2015, 02:48 AM
Try Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Survivor-Eyewitness-Account-Operation/dp/031632406X

The issues are well covered by Sandel in his book 'Justice'

http://www.amazon.com/Justice-Whats-Right-Thing-Do/dp/0374532508/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425458798&sr=1-1&keywords=justice