Author Topic: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk  (Read 1982 times)

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
« on: May 13, 2016, 00:06:54 »
A movie is coming based on the award-winning 2012 novel of the same name about the Iraq war.  Trailer is below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUULFJ_I048
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Re: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 11:24:53 »
A movie is coming based on the award-winning 2012 novel of the same name about the Iraq war.  Trailer is below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUULFJ_I048

Same director from Life of Pi.  Hope this will be as good, trailer looks great.

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Re: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 18:02:49 »
Finally got around to watching this movie.  Read the reviews that it was panned as it's a war drama (read:  Not enough action) but I really enjoyed it because it kept the satirical aspect of "soldiers went to war while America went to the mall". 

It doesn't stray too far from the book, which was very well-written and critically-acclaimed.  When I read it (and watched the movie), I thought to myself "no way the public was that pro-war", but considering it was set in 2004, it doesn't surprise me.
Philip II of Macedon to Spartans (346 BC):  "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city."

Reply:  "If."