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Reuters: Director Winkler Gets Real With Iraq War Film

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 23, 2006 at 7:46AM

Acclaimed U.S. director Irwin Winkler did not wait for U.S. troops to leave Iraq to make "Home of the Brave," a movie that looks not only at the horror of war but also at the lives that soldiers left behind. When finished later this year the film will join a long list of films on a similar theme, including the Vietnam-era tales "Coming Home" and "Born on the Fourth of July." But while those films were made well after the fighting was over, Winkler has chosen to comment on the impact of the Iraq war while the conflict is still in progress."I felt very much that I had to tell a story that was deeper than what you see on TV," Winkler told Reuters after a news conference to present clips from the film. Reuters reports.
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Acclaimed U.S. director Irwin Winkler did not wait for U.S. troops to leave Iraq to make "Home of the Brave," a movie that looks not only at the horror of war but also at the lives that soldiers left behind. When finished later this year the film will join a long list of films on a similar theme, including the Vietnam-era tales "Coming Home" and "Born on the Fourth of July." But while those films were made well after the fighting was over, Winkler has chosen to comment on the impact of the Iraq war while the conflict is still in progress."I felt very much that I had to tell a story that was deeper than what you see on TV," Winkler told Reuters after a news conference to present clips from the film. Reuters reports.







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