Green Zone the film and the truth about Iraq

I just saw Paul Greengrass’s Green Zone, which says it is inspired by Rajiv Chandrasekharan”s ” Imperial life in the Emerald City”. Which is a terrific book. The film may have been inspired by something in the book, but Matt Damon’s character was certainly inspired by the character in Bourne Identity.
Cinematically brilliant (like the Hurt Locker), but when will Hollywood stop trivializing something as serious as the stunning loss of innocent lives in Iraq. Do we have to have a brilliant directors like Paul Greengrass (remember Bloody Sunday) make a carefully and obviously plotted action film disguised as serious cinema ?
Want to know the truth ? Watch carefully this video from Wikileaks. It is disturbing.
http://tinyurl.com/ye6r7bl

4 Responses to “Green Zone the film and the truth about Iraq”

  1. Khadija Ejaz says:

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    Everyone seems so desensitised, like as if they’re playing a video game. The ‘targets’ have been dehumanised so it removes any and all sense of human connectiveness and empathy.

  2. Himanshu says:

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  3. Himanshu says:

    Shekhar, this website design is not at all appealing and looks like some fake website of yours. Can we please go to the original blog design or make it look more artistic.

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  4. kavitha says:

    Are the voices we hear of human beings?!!! So, what kind of shifts do we need for more serious cinema and ‘truth in story-telling’?

    Came across this recently – http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-04-16/film-futures-market-gets-u-s-approval-over-hollywood-objection.html

    Hollywood’s objections? — “Greed is not good”. Well, that most certainly sounds good, but are Hollywood studios really any less greedy or manipulative than Wall Street?

    What does a films futures exchange mean for the business of film? Is the concept one of risk mitigation or gambling? or an opportunity & enabling platform for injecting more cinematic/creative risks in the business of film art? Will free-market, financial participants beyond the studio structure (a la Trend Exchange) actually spur creation of *risky* portfolios [of films] of the kind that dramatize the substance and truth in the wikileaks video?

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