Shocking images in Brian De Palma's "Redacted," based on the real-life murder of an Iraqi family by U.S. soldiers, left some viewers at last summer's Venice Film Festival in tears. He told reporters after a press screening: "The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people. The pictures are what will stop the war. One only hopes that these images will get the public incensed enough to motivate their congressmen to vote against this war." Iraq war movies as a group have not done well at the box office. The Army suggests that's because the public finds them inauthentic or preachy.
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