miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2013

THE NOTION OF POWER (as exemplified in Brian De Palma's Redacted movie)

This film talks about the war in Iraq and how U.S. soldiers recruited live the experience. This movie is not acting like I usually do Americans but more like a documentary as it is recorded and sometimes told by a French speaker. Not only chronicles the lives of soldiers but shows all security measures used, the treatment does to the Iraqis and how they live in this period of violence and abuse of U.S power.

Thedifferents powers represented here are:
military power: the american army is represented here and the power of America but also the fear and submission of Iraqis. There is a contrast between the misery in Irak and the American life.
media power: we can see that the camera that is filming the movie and some videos is a soldier's camera or even security camera. The director also introduce in the film Iraqis websites, local news and American websites.

Redacted synopsis:

Director Brian De Palma turns his lens on the Iraq War with this "fictional documentary" about the experience of U.S. soldiers involved in the conflict. Based on a news item about the rape of an Iraqi schoolgirl by wayward grunts assigned to patrol a checkpoint, the film depicts a scenario not unlike the one De Palmacovered in Casualties of War. Shot on high-definition video, Redacted also addresses the ever-evolving manner in which war is covered by the media by focusing on such journalistic innovations as blog coverage and web reporting. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

1 comentario:

  1. OK Maria but this was published long after the deadline, so much so that I never became aware of it.
    Better late than never, though.