By Douglas Kellner
Cinema Wars explores the intersection of movie, politics, and US tradition and society via a daring severe research of the flicks, television indicates, and documentaries produced within the early 2000s
* deals a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood movie as a contested terrain among conservative and liberal forces
* motion pictures and documentaries mentioned contain: Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Syriana, WALL-E, Fahrenheit 9/11 and different Michael Moore documentaries, among others
* Explores how a few movies during this period supported the Bush-Cheney regime, whereas others criticized the management, brazenly or otherwise
* Investigates Hollywood’s remedy of a number of scorching themes, from terrorism and environmental obstacle to the Iraq warfare and the tradition wars of the 2000s
* exhibits how Hollywood movie within the 2000s delivered to lifestyles a colourful array of social protest and helped create cultural stipulations to opt for Barack Obama
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Gabriel eventually tells the hacker that there are nine and a half billion dollars in 1980s DEA accounts that were used to launder money and catch drug gangs, but the money has been 24 Introduction: Film, Politics, and Society sitting idle and accruing interest. The rogue superpatriot tells how during the 1950s J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI set up a black ops operation to fight enemies of the state. Gabriel explains that his robbery scheme is intended to get the DEA money to procure resources to violently assault with high-tech nuclear and other advanced weapons any terrorist group or country that attacks the US in a black ops attack.
Black Hawk Down opens with titles stating that 300,000 people had died in Somalia during a drought and bitter civil war. The UN intervened in 1992 to deliver humanitarian food aid and provide police forces, but a Somali militia killed and skinned 25 Pakistani UN peace-keeping personnel, requiring a US/UN response. The narrative focuses on Army Ranger and Delta Force units going into Somalia in order to extract Somali militants centered Introduction: Film, Politics, and Society 27 Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down shows US troops pinned down by hostile Islamic radical forces in Somalia that in retrospect provides a preview of the US intervention in Iraq.
A powerful scene features a debate over the morality of torture that anticipates the arguments of Barack Obama against Dick Cheney, with the Denzel Washington character making the arguments against torture and the Bruce Willis character the case for illegal detention and torture. As a peaceful march unfolds, involving all ethnic groups in New York demonstrating against the occupation of Brooklyn and detention of Arabs and Muslims, agent Bridger learns that Samir himself is the final cell and plans to act as a suicide bomber within the peace march.