New film by Spike Lee

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  1. Bearcat

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    I have done no research at all on the history... yet. I just found out about the film today. Had not even heard about it... but I do know that there are many stories that have yet to be told about patriots of color in WWII... and other conflicts. I look forward to the day when America's history will be Anmerica's history.. and all the stories will be told as that history.
     
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    Ditto. I just don't think Spike Lee can do it without twisting history. Alot.
     
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    its very hard to find a hollywood´s movie wheres history wasnt twisted. so i believe the point is: is a good movie or not ? theres good and bad movies....
     
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    Spike Lee is definitely not my favorite - but maybe it will be ok.
     
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    Spike Lee is a jerk, especially after hearing his rants about Clint Eastwood and "Flags of Our Fathers".

    But I'll reserve judgement on the film until I see it. Hopefully it will be historically accurate.

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    True, to a certain extent. There are some who try to make a movie as historically accurate as possible, while making the usual and unavoidable Hollywood-twists. Sometimes history just isnt' exciting enough for the average grunt out on the street who knows nothing of the era in question, so Hollywood has to embellish. I can understand that. I even expect it. But I also base my opinions on historical movies upon how closely they come to reality, in spite of the inevitable embellishments. Due to his rants at Clint Eastwood about no black troops being on the beaches fighting the IJA at Iwo, I don't think he'll be able to do it. It may be a great movie, action-packed and full of drama, but the only thing it'll have relating to history will be the names of towns/countries, and a Nazi or two.
     
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