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“War, huh, good God What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, listen to me!” Those lyrics from Norman Whitfield’s 1970 song “War” pretty much sums up how most of the population feels about it. This perception colored in by theatrical depictions of warfare. Through movies like “Saving Private Ryan” and “We Were Soldiers” we’ve gotten to gaze at the horrors of battle from a distance… But what if I told you the movies aren’t telling the truth? A film director’s goal is to captivate and create a movie that has resonance. To do that they often stretch the truth and
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- Matt Clark
12 February 2017 5:53 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. "Hal" Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has died. He was 94.
Joseph Galloway, who with Moore co-authored the book We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young, confirmed Saturday to the Associated Press that Moore died late Friday in his sleep at his home in Auburn, Ala.
Galloway said Moore, his friend of 51 years, died two days shy of his 95th birthday.
"There's something missing on this earth now. We've lost a great warrior, a great soldier, »
- the Associated Press
Gen. Hal Moore, the decorated Army chief whose life was depicted in the 2002 Vietnam film We Were Soldiers based on his own book, has died. He was 94. The film, written and directed by Randall Wallace and starring Mel Gibson as Moore, told the story of the Battle of Ia Drang. The war drama was released by Paramount and grossed $114.6 million worldwide. “I absolutely love that man,” said Wallace of his friend. “He taught me great things. He had so many ways of teaching in… »
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