American Sniper (2014)

Article by my colleague, Chris Driscoll, of the Election Boycott Advocates.

Political Film Blog

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By Chris Driscoll |  Stranger in a Strange Land 

A Tale of Two Snipers

“Eastwood does not fit that mould; his specialty, at least in the area of military flicks, is to produce pseudo-serious melodramas that leave out as much of the truth as necessary to end up with a hagiographic image of the chosen heroes.”

Chris Kyle, the sniper upon whose life the new Clint Eastwood movie, “American Sniper” is based, worked for a while as Sarah Palin’s body guard. Enough said? Well, yes, probably for most of you, that one fact tells you all you need to know about this dubious American hero being glorified in Eastwood’s latest cinematic endeavor. But there’s more, much much more, to tell.

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