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War does not determine who is right - only who is left BertrandRussell Now think about this what makes war justified What makes itokay for people to kill each other How do we get our image of war InHollywood they make war seem cool and okay In reality its notSociety even tries to influence the way that we view war Each of thefilms we observed had similarities and differences about their conflictsand outcomes If you compare the documentary La Drang the book FallenAngels or the Hollywood Blockbusters We Were Soldiers and Black HawkDown it will become evident of what Hollywood does to these moviesEvery person has their own view of war but for many it is the view thatHollywood portraysBoth history and Hollywood continue to alter our perspective of warFor one thing they romanticize and emphasize the war and violence thattakes place In the Hollywood blockbusters they make the explosions andshooting seem so amazing It even makes the viewer want to be in themovie Also all throughout history the actions of these soldiers havebeen glorified They are out there fighting for our country and nobodyrealizes the fact they put their life on the line to protect and fightfor us Many people consider them as heroes Since individuals think ofthem as heroes it sets the tone for everyone else too altering the waythey think about it Political Propaganda is another way that altersthe perspective of war In the past political propaganda was used toinfluence the attitudes of communities toward one position of the issueThe propaganda would only show one side making it seem like the way togo In the movies they rarely ever mention what the reason for fightingis They usually leave out the political part of the whole situationMost likely because they do not think it is worth mentioning because allpeople care about with the movies is explosions Looking back at all theways our perspectives of war have been altered it gives each of
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