|But you know, Barbara, I would not doubt at all that some people might (falsely) interpret the showing of the horrors of war as "antiwar" in some sense... so I do wonder if there was some of that apprehensiveness present in the decision-making of affiliates. As I said, I didn't hear it in the interviews, but it would not surprise me in the least. (I say "falsely" because I don't think I'd call "Saving Private Ryan" an "antiwar" film per se; it is, however, a graphically realistic depiction of the horrors of war). Anyway, you've got me thinking... and am checking out a few additional sources as well. |
Oh, and, yes, Byron, I saw that ABC News report: I was a bit perplexed about the "violence" factor, if only because the film has become a staple of the ABC line-up as a tribute on "Veteran's Day" for the last few years. Why weren't all these talk show hosts screaming about it last year or the year before that? It just boggles the mind.
Thank goodness for DVDs and cable/satellite TV, where you can see films uncut---and without commercial interruption.
(Edited by sciabarra on 11/15, 3:56am)