A geeky girl living in the big city, making her way, the only way she knows how... no wait, that's The Dukes of Hazzard. Who am I again? Oh yeah, a pop culture obsessed writer, publishing person, and occasional nerd. And I'm getting married. I talk about that, too.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

I really appreciate that the guy who just won for sound on Letters from Iwo Jima had a dad who was a Marine survivor of Iwo Jima. I had someone recently tell me they wouldn't see the movie, because it would be unpatriotic and disrespectful of anyone on our side who lived through WWII. Which, on one side I recognize that the way for anyone to get through a war like that is to make the other side seem like monsters, but on the other hand, I think it proves some real gumption to make a film that can show the humane side of the "monsters" we create.



Blogger Dave said...

I'd have to disagree with the assertion. It's more debatable during wartime, but 60 years after the fact? I don't think so.

2/26/2007 11:51 AM

Blogger ktbuffy said...

As I said, it was another person's opinion. For my part, I'm just not inclined to see the movie because I'm just not as interested in the story as I am in a couple of dozen other movies higher up on my priority list.

I can appreciate the achievement though, especially for someone who grew up as the child of a survivor of that battle. Which represents the ability to change a long held opinion that I think the person I was talking about lacks sometimes.

2/26/2007 11:58 AM


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