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IS THIS MOVIE ANTI-AMERICAN?


Is this movie a commie hollywood propaganda?

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I agree that our freedom of speech and reflection of past mistakes is key to being "succesful" in the world today. This film, on the other hand, is truly skewed and very subjective. I could use soundbites and edit video to show that the U.S. and Britain were on the side of the Nazis in WWII. That is what this film does. It shows soundbites and is edited in a very "leftist" way. Therefore, I believe that this type of "documentary" (I do not consider this a true documentary) is *beep* It is an opinion, which I believe is important but should not be taken in as fact. This film is far from fact and should be labeled in the same category as something like the Harry Potter movies.

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I could also take every clip that this film uses and present it in a non-biased manner, unedited, and you'd have a damn hard time convincing anyone that the points made by the film were the slightest bit out of line.

In what universe are you living in which an unvarnished clip of a soldier kicking an unarmed, sitting man in the stomach should be compared with Harry Potter?

Oh yeah, the one that breeds Bushsuckers and complacency with a war that's already claimed civilian lives in the six digits.

"My brain rebelled, and insisted on applying logic where it was not welcome."

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You my friend are a pig ignorant motherfcker.



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If Michael(Mr. Cheeseburger)Moore was inspired by it, I see where he learned to edit his films the way he wanted. I can only imagine a film by Moore about Mao.

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commie? you mean communist? do you still live in the McCarthy age? didnt you know that the anti-communist attitude has lead to more bad than good? The USA went way too far on their anti-communism attitude. Communism as such is not that bad, it means the sharing of resources among people. It does not work out in practise but the idea is nice. Havent you seen what capitalism brings the world? greed, havent you seen the bank crisis? Dont you know how big capitalist companies behave, how much they care about human rights? very little. Time to re-analyse your anti-communist attitude.

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*beeping* America, how dare we win the Cold War.

If you fill your hearts and minds with enough of that stuff the terrorists will win.

What capitalism allows is your ability to borrow money to go into business. Capitalism is not just Wall Street, it is also the lemonade stand on Main Street.

Corporations are organizations on a piece of paper. They are made up of human being. Your goal should be to remind those people, the share holders, the board, and the workers, that they are people. It isn't that hard. I know because I have seen it.

Take a look at the remaining commie countries: China (sort of), People's Democratic (ha!) Republic of Korea (better known as the KorComs - short for Korean Commies), Cuba, and the People's (as long as they are members of the commie party) Socialist (a euphamism for commie) Republic of Vietnam. The only one that is doing well and improving is China. Of course, they want to seize the Spratly Islands from Vietnam.

The peace loving socialist people of Vietnam went to war with the peace loving socialist people of Kampuchea (another commie country) on 9 December 1979. I listened to it. Then the peace loving socialist people of China invaded the peace loving socialist people of Vietnam in March (I forget the date) 1979. I guess I can't complain. It was job security for me.


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dannieboy20906 wrote: "The peace loving socialist people of Vietnam went to war with the peace loving socialist people of Kampuchea (another commie country) on 9 December 1979."

You sure are lousy when it comes to giving credit. At least it was Vietnam that overthrew the murderous Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.

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Vietnam, the communist Vietnam having defeated the free (sort of) South Vietnam, attacked Kampuchea and inflicted another fifteen years of war on a neighboring country that had already torn itself apart.

You seem to be a little slow on the uptake, so I'll explain my post. The Communists repeatedly claim that they only go to war in self-defense, while they, in fact repeatedly go to war for the same economic motivations as everyone else.

In other words, they are lying hypocrits.

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this movie does what good journalism does. Not only showing one side of the story, that would be propaganda. There are enough documentaries that show one side of the story. I mean if you let soldiers talk about the sufferings of Vietnamese people it is still one sided, because that dont give voice to vietnam people. The selection of people and interviews is pro as well as anti. You should see this movie.

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Yes, but very well made. It changed my mind about nothing concerning the "conflict". I so much wish Pat Buchanan was interviewed. A must watch if you are familiar with the subject.

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If you can't tell this was a leftist prop. movie then you are messed up dude. Most know it is but like it for what it is. I like it for many reasons but it it tried to be a bunch of propoganda but did not work on me. I love it when these movies/documentories backfire and become "looking glasses" Whore Chi Min could have produced it himself.

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This movie is anti-imperialism. If US imperialism is what you identify with as an American, then YOU are the problem, not the film. If you don't want films depicting US crimes against the people of the world, then take action to stop the US from committing crimes against the people of the world. Don't blame the messenger. As long as you defend the criminals, you are complicit in their crimes.

Also, LOL at "commie Hollywood". Oh how I wish it was.

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
- Goethe

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What can one expect from a person who studies politics and foreign policy through anime.

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Even if it is "commie anti-American propoganda," who's fault is that? U.S. involvement in Vietnam helped foster anti-American sentiment around the world and for good reason. You did to Vietnam what Putin is doing to Crimea right now.

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America didn't annex Vietnam.



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Not exactly, genius. I think you need to go read a history book or two.

If I had been President, we certainly would have done a lot more to the North.

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dannieboy20906 wrote: "If I had been President, we certainly would have done a lot more to the North."

And the Soviet Union would have blown the U.S. off the map if you were president.

YOU'RE the one who needs to read a history book or two.

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