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Interesting.  BHD is not a personal fav either; however, after spending
the summer riding in one--a Blackhawk helicopter--over Baghdad--I have a
new appreciation for the film--likewise, many service members told me
Iraq feels like the film BHD because of the color, dust, and so many
Blackhawks flying at low altitudes around Iraq...not unlike WWII-John
Wayne films for Vietnam service members...morten

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Sent: Saturday, 09 October, 2004 15:49
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Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] Black Hawk Down

Related to politicians' favorite films, many of you may know that Turner
Classics is doing a series of interviews with politicians on their
favorite films.  So far John Edwards--Dr. Strangelove; John
McCain--Paths of Glory; Orrin Hatch--To Kill a Mockingbird; Joe
Biden--Dead Poet's Society.

Al Gore isn't in this group, but I do recall that his favorite film is
Local Hero, which makes sense given the environmental theme of that
delightful film.

I thought Bush's favorite was Porky's.
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  From: Scott Hutchins
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  Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 9:35 PM
  Subject: [SCREEN-L] Black Hawk Down


  I was curious if anyone in film studies actually LIKES _Black Hawk
Down_.  Every film studies student I've encountered, both undergraduate
in Indianapolis and graduate in Staten Island, has had nothing but bad
things to say about it, while I have massive "unhelpful" votes on Amazon
for my lenghty and cogent negative assessment of the film, which got me
some hate mail when it was new and not as far down the list.  A bunch of
people told me I was incompetent at writing film reviews and didn't have
any business reviewing it if I hadn't served in the military (which I
produly have not done).

  I heard it's George W. Bush's favorite movie.

  Scott




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