What movies have affected you most?
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|Wed, 07-16-2003 - 12:24pm|
Two movies come to mind for me. One, Soldier Blue, an old one - probably made in the 70's, I think, that graphically showed how Native Americans suffered due to the insensitivity and greed of the US military and citizens of the early West. It is the only movie that ended and there wasn't a sound as people left. Almost as if we were universally ashamed of what our ancestors had done. You'd have to have been there to know how eerie that was.
And another was a more recent movie, We Were Soldiers (I think that was the name - Mel Gibson was in it). It was about the first major battle of the Viet Nam war. My dd wasn't as affected as I was, but that might be because it was my generation that the movie dealt with. I knew boys who were killed in that war and know men who are still affected by it, and the storyline, both in battle and on the homefront, was very well done, and really hit home with me.