Thursday, December 16, 2004
Hollywood to start catching up on cashing in
Harrison Ford is to star in what will be Hollywood's first feature about the current Iraq war.
Based on a nonfiction work—No True Glory: The Battle for Fallujah by Bing West—you may take it as a given that this will not be the title of the movie.
It is probable that the film will strike a different tone to the only major feature about the US's previous war in Iraq, 1999's Three Kings, which told the story of a group of cynical, self-serving US soldiers. West's coverage of the war has tended to side with US troops.
You bet! The government needs enlistees badly. Time to get the Hollywood propaganda machine going.