7/7/08

Real World CHUD Hunters...in Hollywood!

No Swag Bags Required To Respect This Man!

Above is Lt. Col. Breasseale, who's job is to read through Hollywood scripts and determine if the Army is willing to spend money on helping out the motion picture company with technical assistance and access to DoD areas (h/t GI Kate). However, Mr. Breasseale is not too happy with the way in which some Hollywood directors use their CHUD-like influence when making movies:

Breasseale is particularly critical of Brian De Palma's "Redacted," a film released last year and based on a real-life incident in which U.S. soldiers raped an Iraqi girl, then murdered her and her family. Breasseale, who was serving in Iraq at the time of the incident, says De Palma's movie intimates that all soldiers serving in Iraq are criminals.

Yes, sir. C.H.U.D. Busters agrees that Redacted was a cinematic CHUD monstrosity. Of course, assuming that entertainment industry is engaged in a diabolical conspiracy to actually make a profit, some basic historic precedents in film would have helped Brian De Palma in production:

Saving Private Ryan, which positively portrayed American Servicemembers, grossed $216,540,909 in America and won 5 academy awards.

Redacted, which negatively portrayed American servicemembers, grossed an embarrassing $65,388, was the target of a massive boycott, and is now being sold in the $3.99 dump bin at Wal-Mart.

You'd think it was rocket science to some of these Hollywood types.

4 comments:

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Waltzed in here by way of Midnight Blue. I could have linked to this post in the one I just put up at Flopping Aces.

Redacted sounds like one of the most disgusting movies Hollywood has churned out. A definite chud.

usnretwife said...

I followed a link over from This Ain't Hell. I think I'm going to like this place. I'll be back to read more in the future!

LT Nixon said...

Yes, Redacted was an egregious box-office bomb of a CHUD, which shows that the public is not interested in seeing American soldiers depicted as murderous thugs.

Thank you both for coming by.

TheBronze said...

Hollywood Libtards will never learn...