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I liked "barbed wire" in its silent format,and would like to see an updated version made.
I saw Barbed Wire on American Movie Classics about three years ago. I liked it for it's story line of forbidden love as well of its anti-war message. The story stayed with me and still does. I was surprised at how the film could maintain my interest even though I am not of a generation of people who watched silent movies. It is intriguing that actors had to convey emotions and thoughts through actions and expressions and they did a fine job. My peers would be surprised to see the extent of the F/X available in 1927. I would like to see Jerry Bruckheimer or Kevin Costner get a hold of this story and remake for the new generation of movie enthusiasts to enjoy. Not that I don't appreciate the original, I enjoy experiencing good stories in different formats, and I would like to see this one become a classic.
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