Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee

9.22.2006

WWI gets its due

It's about time someone made a movie about the crazy war that was World War I.

I'm still waiting for the day when someone writes a decent script that gets picked up for a War of 1812 blockbuster. Consider that:

  • You've got America vs. the British and Canada.
  • It was the last war fought against foreign invaders on American soil.
  • Americans invade and burn the Canadian parliament building in York (now Toronto).
  • The Brits respond by invading Washington and burning every government building in DC save the Post Office.
  • Francis Scott Key writes the Star Spangled Banner, based on the Battle of Baltimore, set to the tune of the English drinking song To Anacreon in Heaven.
  • The war's most famous conflict, the Battle of New Orleans, took place a couple weeks after the treaty had been signed to end the war.
Sounds like the makings of a good flick to me.

1 Comments:

At 9/28/2006 03:59:00 PM, Anonymous haaz said...

the sad thing is the movie will probably completely overlook that fact that a large number of the major international problems we're dealing with today is rooted in World War I. (But that doesn't make a good movie.)

 

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