Peter Farnham (pfarnham@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 22:19:33 -0400
I've privately responded to Kim Hanneman about movies--I suggested
"Glory," as one of you did, as well as the Vietnam movie, "Hamburger
Hill"--a far better choice than "Platoon," which I detested because of
the portrayal of Vietnam vets as murderers, rapists, drug abusers, and
racists. I also agree with the choices of "Hoosiers" and "Breaking
Away"--wish I'd thought of them.
Another one, though, that is pretty good is the new one everyone's
talking about--"Independence Day." Except for some mild language (done
for humorous effect) it features many of the values we support as
scouts. I refer you to Charles Krauthamer's column of today in which he
makes much the same point, far more articulately than I.
Hey--we're talking heavy "willing suspension of disbelief" here, no
question about it. But still, it's a fun movie, with a lot of our values
made manifest. A terrific summer movie (unfortunately, it won't be
available in the video stors for awhile).
Sm, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
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