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Sun Mar 22, 2015, 08:25 PM

Ethan Hawke Drone Warfare Drama ‘Good Kill’


The first official U.S. trailer for the drone warfare movie “Good Kill” finds Ethan Hawke tormented by a remote war.

Combat now unfolds like a video game as Hawke — a former Air Force pilot with six tours of duty under his belt — works eight hours a day fighting the Taliban by remote control from an air-conditioned bunker. He soon begins to question the ethics of dropping bombs from the safety of his post in Las Vegas.

[font color=darkred]“Don’t ask me if it’s a just war,” his commander (played by Bruce Greenwood) says. “It’s just war.”[/font]

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/watch-new-trailer-for-ethan-hawke-drone-warfare-drama-good-kill-1201457456/

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MinM Mar 2015 OP
OnyxCollie Mar 2015 #1
MinM Mar 2015 #3
MinM Mar 2015 #2
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MinM Apr 2015 #6
delrem Mar 2015 #4
KoKo Apr 2015 #7

Response to MinM (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 08:47 PM

1. Looks interesting,

 

but I'm wondering if access to military hardware requires a DoD-approved message in return.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 08:57 PM

3. Operation Hollywood

Good point .. unfortunately that's typically the case ..


There was a movie called “Air Strike” by a guy named Cy Roth. Now, Ed Wood is often credited as being the worst director in Hollywood history, but Cy Roth would really give him a run for his money. Roth decided around 1953 that he’d made a Western, he’d made a space movie, now he wanted to make a war movie. This movie was set on a World War II aircraft carrier, and the lead characters were a young Jewish flyer and a young black flyer who are constantly being subjected to anti-Semitism and racism on the ship.

The military said, “No, we don’t want to show any kind of racism or anti-Semitism in this picture, you’ve got to change that.” They also said, “We don’t want a World War II-era picture, we want a movie set in the modern jet age.” And Roth went nuts. He called his congressman, he wrote a letter to President Eisenhower -- and the day after the White House got his letter of complaint, they sicced the FBI on him to see whether he was a Communist or not. Well, he finally caved in; he made the picture the way they wanted. So it was no blacks, no Jews, no propellers. If you look at this film, it’s so bad, it looks like a home movie shot on an aircraft carrier. So this film was completely changed...

http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2004/09/operation-hollywood

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021414805#post33

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 08:49 PM

2. Bruce Greenwood in 13 Days

Bruce Greenwood as JFK in 13 Days had the line of the movie in that one too ..


General Curtis LeMay: You're in a pretty bad fix, Mr. President.

President Kennedy: What did you say?

General Curtis LeMay: You're in a pretty bad fix.

[font color=darkred]President Kennedy: Well, maybe you haven't noticed: You're in it with me.[/font]

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0146309/quotes

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021414805#post12

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Response to MinM (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:34 PM

5. Truth (2015)

A yet to be released Bruce Greenwood project ..

Truth (2015)

A behind-the-scenes look at news anchor Dan Rather during his final days at C.B.S. News when he broadcast a damaging report about how President Bush relied on privilege and family connections to avoid fighting in the Viet Nam War.

Director:
James Vanderbilt
Writers:
Mary Mapes (memoir), James Vanderbilt (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Stars:
Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace, Robert Redford

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3859076/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2

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Response to MinM (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 09:42 PM

6. Nowhere Man


Interesting listening to Bruce Greenwood's commentary on his series Nowhere Man 10 years removed.

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 10:11 PM

4. Well, as long as the killing is of "a Taliban" and not a real person, it's all OK, I suppose. nt

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Response to MinM (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 12:18 PM

7. Dare we hope this is a movie that will make a change? n/t

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