"the deadliest bullshit is odorless and transparent" - William Gibson

Friday, January 28, 2005

we are the stories we tell

The trailer for Iraq war doc film Gunner Palace went online today. I absolutely hate "preach to the choir I have a hypothesis and because i'm so smart and i'm going to tell you what to think and how to make sense of it" documentaries, which are a dime a dozen these days...but this one looks great. The trailer comes right out and says it..."This is Not About the Politics...This is About the War from the Inside Out...Told By the Soldiers Caught in the Middle". I'm sure people will see what they want to see in the film, but at least from the trailer it looks like it will tell a story instead of shout from a non-linear editing soapbox, and that's an admirable feat.


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