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  •  You just said it-- (4+ / 0-)
    people here have decided not to see this great film because of the incredibly misguided attempts to misrepresent what it is.
    You're saying people are trying to give a false impression about the film; we're just interpreting differently.
    •  We're getting into semantics (3+ / 0-)
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      david mizner, mumtaznepal, viral

      But can we agree on this - no one should take either you or me as the final word on the film, but rather should be encouraged to see it for themselves to make up their minds?

      I am very interested in hearing your response to this.

      Hardly anyone who has attacked the film has encouraged people to see it - the tone, and often the specific suggestion, has been to not see it (don't know if this includes you).

      So - do you agree with me that people should see it and make up their own minds?

      •  Sure--I encourage everyone (3+ / 0-)
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        joanneleon, Meteor Blades, Chi

        to see it and make up his-her own mind; that's always preferable to relying on the opinions of others. (Incidentally, I had a video of it - my wife is in the WGA -- so I didn't have to give them money!)

        I will say, as well, that I don't agree with all the criticism of the movie; I don't agree, for example, that it casts President Obama -- he's shown on TV condemning torture, the single dissenting voice in the film -- in a negative light. I think some things in the film are at least more ambiguous than some of the detractors argue. That said, I think -- well, you know what I think.

        •  Thank you for your reply (2+ / 0-)
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          david mizner, mumtaznepal

          and your joining me in encouraging people to see this and make up their own minds.

          That separates you from unfortunately many who have encouraged a boycott or not voting for awards or other anti-intellectual responses.

        •  Obama is not the only dissenting voice on torture (0+ / 0-)

          in the film.  The CIA agent who did the first 30 film minutes of torture is, too.

          "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

          by mumtaznepal on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 02:34:35 PM PST

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