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Direct Link Between Anti-Military Film and Dead Soldiers Will Hollywood Notice?
Big Government ^ | September 1st, 2011 | Christian Toto

Posted on 09/02/2011 9:00:59 PM PDT by Mount Athos

We have a direct tie between an anti-war film and the murder of two U.S. soldiers. So … will the media cover the story?

“Redacted” by Brian de Palma (“The Untouchables,” “Scarface”) cast U.S. soldiers as racist, violent thugs. The film flopped in spectacular fashion, earning $65,388 for its entire theatrical run. Apparently, audiences weren’t too keen on seeing the men and women of the Armed Forces smeared.

But “Redacted” impacted Arid Uka, a Balkan Muslim who saw the film and went on to kill two U.S. Air Force servicemen in March. Uka told a judge this week he was inspired by “the movie’s graphic depiction of U.S. soldiers raping a girl in Iraq,” says The Daily Caller citing a BBC report.

The men killed were Senior Airman Nicholas Alden, age 25, and Airman 1st Class Zachary Cuddeback, aged 21.

The Daily Caller reached out to “Redacted” producer Jason Kliot for comment. What Kliot says is both stunning in its shallowness and so nakedly partisan even Ed Schultz might balk at saying it.

“I’m terribly sorry to hear that, but I don’t understand how my movie would impel anyone to commit murder,” he said. “I don’t see how people would be made to commit acts of violence [after watching “Redacted”], any more than they would for watching Fox News.”

Will de Palma be asked to comment by the press? How about Mark Cuban, who also helped produce the film?

Ultimately, the price of having artistic freedom means writers and directors can say what they want to say via film, television and music. But it sure would help if those same artists gave serious thought to the ramifications of their content, especially material specifically designed to impugn a population.

(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: douchebag; redacted

1 posted on 09/02/2011 9:01:02 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

That the people that made redacted and those that backed it lost money is terrific.
That it cost 2 real Americans their lives is a crime.


2 posted on 09/02/2011 9:08:27 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Mount Athos

Let me guess that HBO or Showtime airs it every other weekend?


3 posted on 09/02/2011 9:10:18 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Mount Athos

Just like watching Jody Foster in Taxi Driver.


4 posted on 09/02/2011 9:10:18 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Mount Athos

Ummm, time to get a grip folks. I don’t buy the argument fuzzy-headed-liberal defense attorney’s make that a MOVIE “made” their client do the crime...

I don’t care how lying and inaccurate that movie was....as most movies involving history—ARE grossly inaccurate. However the movie makers are no more responsible for this crazy’s actions, than the gun shop (which I assume is no responsibility at all)where he lawfully bought the gun. Let’s get real!


5 posted on 09/02/2011 9:19:18 PM PDT by AnalogReigns ((since reality is never digital...))
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To: Mount Athos

Ummm, time to get a grip folks. I don’t buy the argument fuzzy-headed-liberal defense attorney’s make that a MOVIE “made” their client do the crime...

I don’t care how lying and inaccurate that movie was....as most movies involving history—ARE grossly inaccurate. However the movie makers are no more responsible for this crazy’s actions, than the gun shop (which I assume is no responsibility at all)where he lawfully bought the gun. Let’s get real!


6 posted on 09/02/2011 9:19:28 PM PDT by AnalogReigns ((since reality is never digital...))
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To: Mount Athos
So, how many of our Servicemen raped girls in Iraq? I would hazard a guess, NONE.

DePalma uses the typical Libtard tactic of Projection to attack our Military Personnel and has no qualms when his wet dreams cause real world casualties.

After all, he is an “artist” doncha know.

7 posted on 09/02/2011 9:21:55 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: trumandogz

Congratulations Hollywood! You went from patriotic leading men like Jimmy Stewart and Ronald Reagan to turncoat commies like Sean Penn and Matt Damon. Thanks for also sapping morale on the home front and giving succor to our throwback enemies, (not to mention 40 years of corrupting our youth and undermining our society in general.) Thanks Hollywood.


8 posted on 09/02/2011 9:23:59 PM PDT by 3Fingas ( Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Mount Athos

Meanwhile, the commie libs love to whine about pi**ing off the muzzies by waterboarding the terrorists. IIRC, the commie libs said that the “torture” would cause American military people to be killed. De Palma, Kliot and Cuban need their asses thrown in jail for accessory to murder.


9 posted on 09/02/2011 9:29:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Coming November 2012 - The End of an Error.)
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To: AnalogReigns
People are very susceptible to visual imagery...it's how and why propaganda works. I'm going to assume for argument's sake you don't read Hangul, yet if you were driving in the outskirts of Seoul and saw this...

...not only would you instantly grasp the meaning, it would elicit an immediate and specific physical response (i.e., you stepping on the brake pedal).

I'm not saying that to obviate the shooter's role or responsibility in this case; however, I think an equally narrow view would be held by those who would altogether dismiss the movie maker's role in this. The movie maker(s) clearly wanted to elicit an anti-war, anti-military attitude and response. This one just got a little beyond their control.

10 posted on 09/02/2011 9:36:43 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Mount Athos
But “Redacted” impacted Arid Uka, a Balkan Muslim who saw the film and went on to kill two U.S. Air Force servicemen in March.

Lame. He could have easily been influenced by any chapter in the Qu'ran.

And violent video games are responsible for hundreds of violent deaths....riiiiight?

11 posted on 09/02/2011 9:45:00 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: AnalogReigns

You really believe that? Denial seems to have worked.


12 posted on 09/02/2011 9:48:43 PM PDT by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: AnalogReigns

Your post just drove me insane! See how that works? We’re off the grid, friend.


13 posted on 09/02/2011 9:48:44 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: Mount Athos

Well I never heard of the film that came out in 2007. So I did a box office mojo search of the film and see that it was only shown in 15 theaters. Perhaps this movie was not meant for a movie as big as Transformers who is seen on over 3000 theaters. I am glad that I did not know about or watched the movie but at least they should mention how many theaters showed the movie in the article.


14 posted on 09/02/2011 9:48:48 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Mount Athos
I saw Redacted on HDNet (Mark Cuban's cable channel). Cuban bankrolled DePalma to get this movie made. It was awful--just a really bad movie, full of factual errors, poorly made, low budget, badly written, poorly directed, just bad, period.

Cuban was hellbent on getting this movie made. It looked like a Pallywood propaganda film. The blood is on Cuban's and DePalma's hands.

15 posted on 09/02/2011 9:56:59 PM PDT by magellan
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To: Mount Athos
The film flopped in spectacular fashion, earning $65,388 for its entire theatrical run.

Is that a record??

16 posted on 09/02/2011 10:10:12 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: Mount Athos
just as predicted:

Redacted : This Movie Can Kill

17 posted on 09/02/2011 10:21:59 PM PDT by piasa
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To: Kickass Conservative
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1876510/posts

If you look you will find that there are evil people in every organization.

18 posted on 09/02/2011 10:47:02 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: Mount Athos

I believe the muzzie saw a clip online not the actual movie.


19 posted on 09/02/2011 10:49:36 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: magellan

I’ve been boycotting everything Cuban has been involved with ever since.


20 posted on 09/02/2011 10:53:51 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Meanwhile, the commie libs love to whine about pi**ing off the muzzies by waterboarding the terrorists.

I'm sitting here right now, watching Jay Leno grill Dick Cheney about waterboarding rather than talking about his book. Makes me want to go all Elvis on my television.

21 posted on 09/02/2011 11:23:49 PM PDT by ponygirl (Okay, so you're not a racist. Who are you going to vote for in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot?)
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To: Kickass Conservative

At least one did, and he and his buddies killed her and her family also. I believe he is on death row. Look up Mahmudiyah killings. I am guessing this is the basis for the movie version. It is a horrific story and, of course, has set us back. I would be proud to throw the switch on these bastards.


22 posted on 09/03/2011 3:33:42 AM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: Mount Athos
In Michael Medved's review of "Redacted", he said: "Will it inspire future terrorists? Of course it will! Because it portrays the United States troops in Iraq as sick, murderous, deviant losers."
23 posted on 09/03/2011 6:29:52 AM PDT by magellan
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To: Belasarius
Thanks for the reminder. I had completely forgotten about that.

Unlike the U.N. Troops that commit these kinds of atrocities with impunity, the United States strives to insure Justice is served.

24 posted on 09/03/2011 8:39:09 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: Mount Athos
Remind a Dem...“Redacted” by Brian de Palma has killed more people then the Tea Party has

Are biggest flaw is we let the left demonize us while they hide there own history of hands covered in blood

25 posted on 09/03/2011 11:21:23 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I refuse to watch any Brian de Palma film now. he’s on the list of those whose films etc. will NOT get any money from me (Sean Penn and Tom Hanks are others on my list).


26 posted on 09/06/2011 6:18:36 AM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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