Mark Cuban - Redacted
So far neither he or DePalma have explained how they can be “bringing the truth of the Iraq war to the American people”, as Louie DePalma has said, when neither of them have ever been to Iraq, filmed any of “Redacted” in Iraq, or spent one minute with any soldier in Iraq.
h/t to Ace.
Here's an article about DePalma and the movie in Venice.
"The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people," he told reporters after a press screening.
Mark Cuban, in the comments to Pat Dollard's post says,
If and when you see Redacted, you will know it is definitely Anti War. But it is also Pro Troops. The hero is the soldier who recognizes that those involved in the crime (which takes up just a small part of the movie), are the aberration and someone needs to make sure the truth is told so not all troops are condemned.
Read what the article says about DePalma and what he said about the goal for fliming this movie and try to reconcile that with what Cuban had to say.
Since DePalma has stated that his goal is to "nauseate" the American public, I doubt very much that his "reality of what is happening in Iraq" is going to be a portrait of scores of heroic soldiers standing up for truth and justice against the aberration of a very few.
Pro-Troops. One is tempted to say, "this word... I do not think it means what you think it means."