A Conversation for 'Black Hawk Down' - An American Fable
America's Enemies in Film
Two Bit Trigger Pumping Moron Started conversation May 12, 2002
It looks as if the film industry may be changing its enemies list.
In the upcoming movie The Sum of All Fears, a neo-Nazi group is supposed to steal a nuclear weapon and use it against the United States. In the novel, it was muslim terrorists, assisted by some socialist German and an American Indian terrorist, who found a lost nuclear weapon. They modified it and deployed the weapon in an attempt to start a nuclear war between the US and the USSR (it was published just before the fall of the Soviet Union).
Now Hollywood is picking on the neo-Nazis!
I really don't think it's all that important who is put in movies as enemies. I don't think that studio heads are think about what they do and consider there actions except in how it affects the bottom line.
I don't much care for big changes between the book and the movie. Black Hawk Down has some issues with that too.
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