Friday, July 24, 2009

War movies and the public

If you live in the greater Milwaukee area, be sure to pick up a copy of the Journal Sentinel today. There is a great discussion about the public perception of war movies in the entertainment section. It's an interesting read, regardless of the small detail of my name (Alex Norton?).

Pick up a copy today and do your part to save journalism from its last throes.

8 comments:

Phil said...

What a terrible piece of journalism. Did he do one bit of research on his own? Seems like he just plugged titles of war movies into google, found quotes from people smarter than himself, and plugged them into a semi-logical format. I won't even touch on getting the name wrong. As an Army JO who probably makes a fraction of what this dude makes, I'm embarrassed to be in the same profession.

LL said...

Interesting. A woman in the greater Milwaukee area, who has a son home on leave and he is attached to EOD, emailed about seeing The Hurt Locker tomorrow night with her son and I sent her to your blog this morning to read your review. Weirdly serendipitous.

NUGHT said...

i liked the article all and all... i think your contribution was pretty spot on.... i did kinda laugh at the notion of 100% accuracy and that EOD showed the embedded journalist everything that isnt classifed... thats alot that wasnt seen then...

but what i really liked is what you have been able to do for me over the course of your war movie reviews and this article. You articulate so well that your able to shine light on aspects of war cinema that ive never really contemplated....

i do think that in the absence of a decent hook, everyones hanging their hat on Hurt Locker... Your take is that Hurt Locker can and will be a launching pad for future movies about the Iraqi war. When looked at from this angle i agree and can see great strides this movie has made towards the overall goal. An Iraq war movie that vets can call their own.

as always, keep up the good work and continue informing the masses. you blogs popularity has reached a point were your voice is heard by so many. like it or not, in many circles you are a posterboy for the Iraq war and gateway for civilians to experience the military...

touche

CI-Roller Dude said...

Where is Milwaukee

CI-Roller Dude said...

Wow Dude...I read the article on line...because I don't know where Milwalke is....You're famous...I need to get your autograph sometime. and we can sit around and tell war stories...
"One time when I was in Iraq...."

Alex said...

CI,

Milwaukee is in Wisconsin. I know, I haven't been anywhere near it either.

CI-Roller Dude said...

Alex,
I was kidding. For SFOR 14 (Bosnia) we went with the MINN Nat Guard, who had several folks who were actually from that "W" state next to it... to friggen cold, but great place to train for Bosnia...I got to teach soldiers to skid M1114's around on frozen ponds for drivers training.
I hate it when it snows...can't ride motorcycles and stuff.

Mr. H. said...

Thanks for the tip.

I will check it out.

Mr. H
http://www.allhands-ondeck.blogspot.com/