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Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero - article ONLY no opinion

Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero


Gov. Jessie Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won't see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him.

"A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you can't have honor if you're a liar. There is no honor in lying," Ventura told The Associated Press from his winter home in Baja California, Mexico. He also noted that the movie isn't playing there.

Ventura also dismissed the movie as propaganda because it conveys the false idea that Iraq had something to do with the 9/11 attacks. "It's as authentic as 'Dirty Harry,'" he said, referring to fictional movie series starring Clint Eastwood, the director of "American Sniper."

Ventura testified Kyle fabricated a subchapter in his "American Sniper" book in which Kyle claimed he punched out a man, whom he later identified as Ventura, at a California bar in 2006 for allegedly saying the SEALs "deserve to lose a few" in Iraq. Ventura said it never happened.
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Thu Jan 29, 2015, 01:16 AM (29 replies)

The interesting thing about Clint Eastwood's movie is- how Jay Ward like it was w/o people realizing

Clint Eastwood made an anti-Bush movie and an anti-war movie
He was against both Iraq and Afghanistan and in general, as anyone who saw the linear progression between
his seque from Dirty Harry to anti-Dirty Harry and anti-gun and anti-war.

What is interesting is- Clint in essence hoodwinked the rightwing media and movie goers into seeing a movie
and then sleight of hand, getting them to not only love the movie, but recommend it.

Clint wink wink won the war.

Even though most who are raving about it, don't see the genius of what he did.

Clint is laughing all the way to the bank.

Watch in a year or so, what he releases next.
And then thank the studios for his platform.

Who would have thought back when Rawhide was on, that Clint would be able to pull a Jay Ward
rabbit out of a hat as if he was Bullwinkle the Moose on the old Rocky and Bullwinkle show

I always loved Jay Ward and Bullwinkle's emporium

I tip my hat to Jay Ward

and remember, the bit Clint did in 2012 was old school comedy bit like Mike Nichols & Elaine May did back in the 1960s.

Hey Rocky- Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat-


Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Tue Jan 27, 2015, 09:44 AM (13 replies)

Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly "American Sniper Is a Rah-Rah War-on-Terror Fantasy".

This is referenced in wiki-

Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly gave the film a C-, saying "Cautiously, Eastwood has chosen to omit Kyle's self-mythologizing altogether, which is itself a distortion of his character. We're not watching a biopic."[67

Amy Nicholson (December 22, 2014). "American Sniper Is a Rah-Rah War-on-Terror Fantasy". LA Weekly. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
As in all biopics, American Sniper leaves audiences to parse the distinctions between Kyle the human and Kyle the character, with Eastwood, their conduit, blurring the difference. The real Chris Kyle complicated things further. Kyle claimed that he killed two men who attempted to carjack him in Texas and got only a pat on the head from police impressed with his service record. (Country sheriffs deny the shooting ever happened.) He claimed that he had been hired by Blackwater to snipe armed looters at the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina (a fellow SEAL said that "defies the imagination"). And he even claimed that he had gotten into a bar fight with Jesse Ventura, who won a $1.8 million defamation lawsuit against Kyle's estate. (The estate could afford it, as Kyle's talk-show-circuit j'accuse of the former governor caused sales of his autobiography to spike from 3,400 copies to No. 2 on the New York Times' nonfiction bestseller list.)

Eastwood doesn't buy into Kyle's boasts. None of his three incredible claims made it into the final cut of the film, though the IMDb credit for "Carjacker #2" suggests the director may have shot that scene, then reconsidered. Cautiously, Eastwood has chosen to omit Kyle's self-mythologizing altogether, which is itself a distortion of his character. The humble Kyle on screen is Kyle with his flaws written out. We're not watching a biopic. We're watching a drama about an idealized soldier, a patriot beyond reproach, which bolsters Kyle's legend while gutting the man.
Posted by graham4anything4HC45 | Wed Jan 21, 2015, 06:29 PM (0 replies)
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