jeudi 7 novembre 2013

Post 7 - THE NOTION OF POWER (as exemplified in Brian De Palma's Redacted movie)

These 3 videos is diferent trailer about "Redacted" a Brian De Palma's movie. The movie its already a critic about the war in Irak. We can see that this film its very realistic and we can ask yourself that it is or not a documentary. We can see a very agressive scenes.

This film its also criticism the form and power of America, the system to define the war, the notion of the media's power because we can see on this documents images that not too much film show us because the media is so controlated.

Synopsis :
Director Brian De Palma turns his lens on the Iraq War with this "fictional documentary" about the experience of U.S. soldiers involved in the conflict. Based on a news item about the rape of an Iraqi schoolgirl by wayward grunts assigned to patrol a checkpoint, the film depicts a scenario not unlike the one De Palma covered in Casualties of War. Shot on high-definition video, Redacted also addresses the ever-evolving manner in which war is covered by the media by focusing on such journalistic innovations as blog coverage and web reporting.


This is one truly powerful (for lack of better a word) film. I am left dumbfounded and virtually speechless. Of course we all are aware of the horrific tragedy of war, but this film really showed me that what I had in mind is a "G" rated version. Everyone needs to see this film so we can all truly understand what our men and women are going though. It really brings you there with them and lets you see what they see on a daily basis. Not only does it focus on Americans, but it looks into what the Iraqi's are going through as well. This war is not a pretty picture, and though this film documents the disturbing realism of war, please watch it. It's films like this that make a difference and spark change.

1 commentaire:

  1. OK, Lola but your personal contribution seems extremely 'thin' at first sight: less than 4 lines is certainly not enough, especially after all this time...