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Dramatized version of the story of CNN's Gulf War coverage featuring "The Boys from Baghdad": the battle over access, the fight to keep the technology up and running.. and the decision whether to risk their lives behind enemy lines once the bombing starts, in order to get the story of a lifetime. Written by
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[First lines spoken as characters in the film, preceded by title cards, archival movie dialog, and news announcements]
Baghdad is me.
You're supposed to be in Berlin.
Fuck Berlin. The wall's down. Baghdad is me, Eason.
You've never even been to Baghdad.
Close enough. Jerusalem.
I wouldn't bring up Jerusalem if I were you. It's not a point in your favor.
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great movie with simple though often disrespected message
interesting behind-the-war-probe, portrayed by a tv crew looking for the news story of their lives but also the price to pay for it. great performances by keaton, carter, suchet and the remaining cast as well as very well done visual effects. especially the bombing scenes commented live are so realistic you could smell the death in the air. big kudos to robert wiener and mick jackson for attempts to present the unfortunate events from relatively ordinary people's perspectives and free of overly political propaganda. the story clearly shows the west and the east are different but unlike the east, the west doesn't almost bother learning to know and understand the differences and the history behind them. demonising the unknown then creates a perfect opportunity to present it as hostile. while the gulf war probably had its justifiable reason, the current war-like situation is simply missing it...
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