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Post time 2011-10-31 07:00:00 |Display all floors
Originally posted by vorgal78 at 2011-10-31 05:55
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Post time 2011-10-31 07:04:45 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ganzhuolin at 2011-10-28 23:19


An excellent article (sometimes they hit the bullseye) in the Washington Post, Monday, August 29, 2011

"25 Years Later, How ‘Top Gun’ Made America Love War

by David Sirota"
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Great article and spot on right on the topic of the thread.

Unlike some trolls that post stuff non-related to this thread you seem to be reading stuff with comprehension.

If you don't mind I will copy paste article you suggested :)
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25 years later, how 慣op Gun?made America love war
  

David Sirota, Americans are souring on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military budget is under siege as Congress looks for spending to cut. And the Army is reporting record suicide rates among soldiers. So who does the Pentagon enlist for help in such painful circumstances?

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.In June, the Army negotiated a first-of-its-kind sponsorship deal with the producers of 揦-Men: First Class,?backing it up with ads telling potential recruits that they could live out superhero fantasies on real-life battlefields. Then, in recent days, word leaked that the White House has been working with Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow on an election-year film chronicling the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

A country questioning its overall military posture, and a military establishment engaging in a counter-campaign for hearts and minds ?if this feels like deja vu, that抯 because it抯 taking place on the 25th anniversary of the release of 揟op Gun.?

That Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster, made in collaboration with the Pentagon, came out in the mid-1980s, when polls showed many Americans expressing doubts about the post-Vietnam military and about the constant saber rattling from the White House. But the movie抯 celebration of sweat-shined martial machismo generated $344 million at the box office and proved to be a major force in resuscitating the military抯 image.

Not only did enlistment spike when 揟op Gun?was released, and not only did the Navy set up recruitment tables at theaters playing the movie, but polls soon showed rising confidence in the military. With Ronald Reagan wrapping military adventurism in the flag, with the armed forces scoring low-risk but high-profile victories in Libya and Grenada, America fell in love with Maverick, Iceman and other high-fivin?silver-screen super-pilots as they traveled Mach 2 while screaming about 搕he need for speed.?

Today, 揟op Gun?lives on in cable reruns, in the American psyche and, most important, in how it turned the Hollywood-Pentagon relationship into a full-on Mav-Goose bromance that ideologically slants films from their inception.

The 1986 movie, starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis, was the template for a new Military-Entertainment Complex. During production, the Pentagon worked hand-in-hand with the filmmakers, reportedly charging Paramount Pictures just $1.8 million for the use of its warplanes and aircraft carriers. But that taxpayer-subsidized discount came at a price ?the filmmakers were required to submit their script to Pentagon brass for meticulous line edits aimed at casting the military in the most positive light. (One example: Time magazine reported that Goose抯 death was changed from a midair collision to an ejection scene, because 搕he Navy complained that too many pilots were crashing.?

Although 揟op Gun?was not the first movie to exchange creative input for Pentagon assistance and resources, its success set that bargain as a standard for other filmmakers, who began deluging the Pentagon with requests for collaboration. By the time the 1991 Persian Gulf War began, Phil Strub, the Pentagon抯 liaison to the movie industry, told the Hollywood Reporter that he抎 seen a 70 percent increase in the number of requests from filmmakers for assistance ?effectively changing the way Hollywood works.

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Post time 2011-10-31 09:58:48 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ganzhuolin at 2011-10-28 23:19

25 Years Later, How ‘Top Gun’ Made America Love War



You realize that the US fights wars all the time? The longest we've gone without a war is about thirty years. Each generation has had at least two wars. (Wars defined as military actions against other countries.)

I don't understand why you criticize media in the US for censoring information, and then get mad at the US for not censoring information. If you'd like a longer explanation about why it's been so prevalent in US news is because most Americans are disappointed about what happened to Qaddafi. The way Qaddafi was treated upset many Americans, so it is in most of our news. I'm also going to point out that TV news in the US is not really considered news by most, but "entertainment". TV stations compete with each other for viewers attention and ratings, so the stories almost never go beyond 60 seconds and generally depict stories which will grab the audience's attention. For more accurate news, most go to newspapers and better online resources. If someone is doing research, he will go to multiple sources.

However, Putin picked a very relevant topic, but a terrible example. Again, it's a poor decision to criticize the US's media for not showing enough information one day, and then criticize the US media for showing too much information the next. A better example are our TV shows and movies. The average night of television consists of a healthy (or unhealthy) dose of torture, murder and rape. Check out shows like, "Law and Order", "NCIS" are two of the most popular shows on primetime television today, and at least one person dies in each episode. The biggest problem is that these shows have been running for years, and the producers have to make each episode more and more "exciting" than the last, and what better way to do that then to have more people die in more terrible ways?

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Post time 2011-10-31 13:00:59 |Display all floors

Ehhhhhh....? You talking to me...?

Originally posted by hotchkiss at 2011-10-31 09:58

You realize that the US fights wars all the time? The longest we've gone without a war is about thirty years. Each generation has had at least two wars. (Wars defined as military actions agai ...


What're you on about...?

"I don't understand why you criticize media in the US for censoring information, and then get mad at the US for not censoring information."

I said that...? Pray tell where...

"Putin..."?

I mentioned Putin...?

Wooooo.....!

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Post time 2011-10-31 15:36:39 |Display all floors
Pentagon-Hollywood partnership
Since the Pentagon has edited Hollywood war films to aid recruitment for the military for some 25 years, how did this escape press scrutiny for some 25 yeas? Dr. Goebbels role in germany's pro-war propaganda was evident in the early 1930s and aided us in our successful World WarII. Honesty, as usual, is the best policy.
http://live.washingtonpost.com/o ... rica-love-war-.html

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Post time 2011-11-1 04:25:05 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2011-10-31 07:56
David Hoffman:

The Oligarchs in the New America
A tale of another America...




Interesting , could you expand your thougths Spermeca?  

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