Tag: Unbroken

(Un)broken Movies

 

With the notable exception of Chappaquidick, the post-Vietnam movie industry, including the later original content cable television business, has relentlessly bent history and even powerful works of fiction, imposing narratives designed to immunize younger viewers against ever discovering inconvenient truths and other voices. I started mulling this over with Angelina Jolie’s shocking betrayal of a man she claimed to deeply respect, in her deeply biased big-screen rendition of Laura Hillenbrand’s profound Unbroken. I saw both Jolie’s Hollywood production and a small budget Christian production of the rest of the story. I’ve cogitated over this and found more and more productions attaching to the idea which formed: this is all quite deliberate propaganda.

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I just finished Unbroken on my Kindle. It was one of those deeply researched and well-written books that made me reflect in every chapter–actually, made me feel like a different person after I’d read it. Unbroken is the story of Louis Zamperini, one-time Olympic runner who in World War II, went down in a plane over the Pacific […]

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