"war porn"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 18 12:36:49 UTC 2011

Francois Truffaut once said that true antiwar movies about battle are
impossible, because realistic images of battle make people want to go
to war.  An essential statement in the concept of "war porn."

He also said that after viewing _Grand Illusion_, he wanted to *be* a POW.

What a nut.


On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 7:08 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>Their use of language is about as consistent as their use of
>> facts--something to be molded into a rhetorical statement.
> Increasingly true of everyone everywhere.
> An "Occupy Wall St." spokesperson (as if there could be such a thing)
> says, "Right now the economy only works for one per cent! We want it
> to work for everyone!"
> JL
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