Friday, June 25, 2010

60th Anniversary: Remembering The 'Forgotten War' Through Film Part-1

Via Brad Schaeffer at Big Hollywood
Hopefully my two-cents about the films in this five-part series will help if you are looking for a way to honor those veterans, living and dead, who deserve to be remembered today, June 25th, the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Perhaps it is time Hollywood revisit the subject of this war anew. The question is, would anyone pay to see such films today?[I certainly would...ed]

Regardless, I wish to extend my gratitude to all those soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who served in the Korean War. Please know that your memory does live on … in our hearts if not in our theatres.

Below is the only film in this series produced within the last four decades, and that it is not from Hollywood but rather Korea itself underscores the meaning of “the forgotten war.” It may be forgotten to the American people, but as Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood Of War aptly reveals, it is still very much a part of the Korean psyche.[Read more..]
Sadly, fighting communists is not a subject Hollywood liberals care to partake of. Remember Vietnam? Leftist, Jane Fonda, Students for a Democratic Society, Revolutionary Youth Movement, Timothy Leary, Black Panthers[Eric Holder refuses to file suit against them...ed], Obi One's bud Weather Underground assmaggots unrepentant terrorists Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dorn, Cuba, etc. aided our withdrawal from Vietnam.

God Bless all Korean War veterans & All veterans serving/served. I will never forget you or the "Forgotten War' you fought in. You are my heroes.

While searching for Korean War+Hollywood I found this:


The film received a standing ovation at the 2010 GI Film festival.
Every first-time director has a story about the sacrifice they made to see their film make it to the silver screen.

For Brian Iglesias, that story began during his two tours in Iraq as an infantry platoon commander in the USMC. Upon his return to the states he cashed out a life insurance policy and put every penny he had into traveling the country to film the brave men that fought in the Korean War’s Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Iglesias and his co-producer Anton Sattler, himself a Marine Captain, lived on “milkshakes, MREs and Red Bull” for months to bring the documentary film Chosin to life.[More..]
Also found this site Chosin Reservoir. Very humbling to read..

Cross posted at the Jawa Report

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