Both Eyes Open
With thanks to Donya Abdulhadi for posting in ConnectLibya this article from “Salon”, responding to the negative influence of Clint Eastwood’s film “American Sniper”. A majority of film-goers will believe in the picture portrayed by this blockbuster without questioning it, and their un-informed prejudices will be insidiously consolidated. Does Clint Eastwood care?
“The responsibility to make a picture that takes into account all of the political and social dynamics might not rest on any individual filmmaker. After all, it is just a movie. But that means the public should treat it like that, and educate themselves before jumping to a conclusion that the whole war was just like that. Especially if they support the democratic ideals that Chis Kyle, me and every veteran who put on a uniform swore an oath to defend with our lives.”