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November 27, 2005
The Secrets Of Hollywood

Four years after 9/11 and almost three years after America deposed one of the most vicious and genocidal tyrants of the 20th century, Hollywood finally has decided to make a movie about the Iraq War that actually depicts the US forces as the protagonists. Does this news come from the American media? No, we get to find out about it from the UK, and Michelle Malkin:

ANGERED by negative portrayals of the conflict in Iraq, Bruce Willis, the Hollywood star, is to make a pro-war film in which American soldiers will be depicted as brave fighters for freedom and democracy.

It will be based on the exploits of the heavily decorated members of Deuce Four, the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry, which has spent the past year battling insurgents in the northern Iraqi town of Mosul. ...

He is expected to base the film on the writings of the independent blogger Michael Yon, a former special forces green beret who was embedded with Deuce Four and sent regular dispatches about their heroics.

Yon was at the soldiers ball with Willis, who got to know him through his internet war reports on www.michaelyon.blogspot.com. What he is doing is something the American media and maybe the world media isnt doing, the actor said, and thats telling the truth about whats happening in the war in Iraq.

Willis is likely to take on the role of the units commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Erik Kurilla, 39, a Bruce Willis lookalike with a chest full of medals, more hair than Willis and a glamorous blonde wife.

I can't wait to see this one at least a couple of times, at least as an antidote to the idiotic Constant Gardener. I expect that the Hollywood press will treat this as a dirty little secret, sniffing at the jingoism of Bruce Willis and declining to give this effort much coverage. Hollywood prefers its war movies as psychodramas where American soldiers get portrayed as murderous thugs and nutcases, led by incompetents in pointless missions that do nothing but kill everything that moves.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at November 27, 2005 9:50 AM

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