Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Black Hawk Down



Black Hawk Down is currently #2 on my flickchart list.

I was in my early twenties when The Battle of Mogadishu occurred.  I can't honestly say how aware I was of the events in Somalia at the time.

I bought a previously viewd copy of this movie not having seen it.  I find it gripping, harrowing, and moving film.

I don't think I can sum it up any better than Evan Thomas did in Newsweek when he wrote "Though it depicted a shameful defeat, the soldiers were heroes willing to die for their brothers in arms. The movie showed brutal scenes of killing, but also courage, stoicism and honor."


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8 comments:

  1. Haven't seen the movie yet, but have watched documentaries about it.

    Really was a tragic event in history.

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    1. I've yet to see any of the documentaries...I really should....they always hit me harder...

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  2. I don't get to watch many movies, so I appreciated the brief review. Lots of variety in these #atozchallenge posts :)

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    1. Isn't there??! It boggles my mind! Thanks for stopping in!

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  3. I was in grade school when it happened, and because one of my classmates had a brother involved in the events (Staff Sgt. Tommy Field), it constantly resonates with me, although it's powerful even without that connection. One of the greatest casts ever assembled, too.

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    1. It is a great cast! I seem to forget who is in it each time I watch it again!

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  4. Your blog brings back memories. I remember the event very well as it unfolded on TV news. Later I read the book, Black Hawk Down: a story of modern war, by Mark Bowden. The movie was good with an outstanding cast, but if you want the full story, find a copy of the amazing book. I think it's still out as an ebook. Or try the library.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up! I will check out the library!

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