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#21 Kosh

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Posted 12 April 2003 - 05:34 PM

DWF, on Apr 12 2003, 08:46 AM, said:

If not NCB, then somebody else would've made the movie, and it is very a hero's story. And I'm sure that when it airs, the war will be over, so far this is just talk, there's been no casting, or filming yet. I also think we should wait and see, what they do with the storyline. TV movies of real people, are made all the time, so I don't see this as different from the others. :ninja:
I think that's part of the problem. People are expecting...


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Or, better yet, have the Iraqi doctor who helped in the rescue do it not because he was upset with her treatment, but because he was... in love with her!

Isn't that such a brilliant idea?! Oh sure, that might take away some of the honor of what the guy did, but every good story can be improved by a nice love story, right?

Can you tell this disgusts me?

Expecting the worse for god reason.
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#22 StarGazer

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Posted 12 April 2003 - 05:45 PM

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:barf: This info is even worse than the  Beanie Babies news. :barf:
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Posted 12 April 2003 - 08:17 PM

*sigh*

And i was just talking with my roomates and i swear to the Divine i said :

"You know what is surprising about this Pvt. Lynch stuff? We haven't heard about any movie deals yet!".

Frell, i hate it when i'm right about this stuff.....

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Posted 12 April 2003 - 08:30 PM

I'm with EvilTree.  I wonder though how come no one has complained about the huge media blitz she's been getting before this.  I saw a magazine with her picture on it just the other day and it said "Saving Private Lynch"

IMHO this movie is just the next step in the media's distasteful coverage of the whole thing. I mean all those close ups of her on that stretcher?  God I can't imagine how I'd feel.  There is no decency.

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#25 Kosh

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Posted 12 April 2003 - 11:38 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Apr 12 2003, 12:19 PM, said:

I'm with EvilTree.  I wonder though how come no one has complained about the huge media blitz she's been getting before this.  I saw a magazine with her picture on it just the other day and it said "Saving Private Lynch"

IMHO this movie is just the next step in the media's distasteful coverage of the whole thing. I mean all those close ups of her on that stretcher?  God I can't imagine how I'd feel.  There is no decency.

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Yet I'm strangely fascinated. It will be interesting to see her reaction. I do not envy her the next year. It will be something, between the healing and the hype. Oh, the rehab of 2 fractured legs, an arm and a vertebra. That's gotta hurt.








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#26 Bad Wolf

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Posted 12 April 2003 - 11:41 PM

yeah it's easy to be fascinated by others' ordeals.  It reminds me of French Revolution.  

And it doesn't do a great deal for my faith in human nature.:(
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Posted 13 April 2003 - 12:04 AM

I will say that given the dramatic rescue I think that TV movie producers were going to be after this story no matter which of the POWs had been rescued.

Nonetheless, I find it sickening and disrespectful of them to be so eager to exploit this story. Same for the inevitable books that are probably already planned for release, oh, say, how about around Memorial Day?

I checked NBC's website. Their email programming applet doesn't work properly.  But, if you're inclined to, how about writing Viewer Relations?

Write to:
Viewer Relations
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Copy your local newspaper, and TV Guide. They may listen, though it's more likely they'll consider it free publicity.

Assholes.

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#28 Smitty

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Posted 13 April 2003 - 01:44 PM

Jeez the whole Lynch being shoved down our throats is giving me a headache.

I'm glad she's alive and reunited with her family, but what of the others in her unit who were captured and killed.

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5,000 attend Piestewa memorial

Mark Shaffer and Pat Flannery
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Apr. 13, 2003 12:00 AM


TUBA CITY - As the Aztec Dancers of Phoenix blew mournfully into their wind instruments and incense wafted into the air, the crowd of 5,000 at the memorial service drew tearfully silent.

Their native daughter, Army Pfc. Lori Piestewa, was finally home, buried only hours earlier in private services across U.S. 160 in the traditional Hopi community of Moenkopi. It was a day short of three weeks of heart-wrenching sorrow since Piestewa became what is believed to be the first Native American woman in the military killed in combat on foreign soil, after her unit was ambushed in southern Iraq.

Gov. Janet Napolitano told the huge crowd at Warrior Pavilion that to Tuba City, where Piestewa lived and attended high school and church, she was a "fiery young woman," to the Hopi Tribe "one of their own," to her family "a loving sister, daughter and devoted mother."

Then, Napolitano received a raucous standing ovation when she said she will petition on Monday to have Squaw Peak in Phoenix designated an Arizona landmark and have its name changed to Piestewa Peak. Napolitano said she also will petition to rename Squaw Peak Freeway as Piestewa Freeway.

Napolitano descended the flower-laden platform and hugged Piestewa's parents. She presented them with a state flag that had flown over the Capitol last week in honor of their 23-year-old daughter, a single mother of two small children.

Ever since word was delivered on March 24 that Piestewa was missing in action from her maintenance unit, she quickly rose to icon status. In addition to the effort to rename Squaw Peak, she will be featured in a women's military memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Her death also triggered an outpouring of grief on Native American reservations around the country and Internet Web sites.

Military color guards from Indian tribes as far away as Washington state and North Dakota attended the ceremony.

Lisa Thompson, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Fort Yates, N.D., said she and seven other tribal members drove 30 hours to attend the service and deliver a quilt to the Piestewa family.

"Everybody was like, 'Bring us back some newspapers.' It really affected everyone hard in our area," Thompson said.

Another person driving hundreds of miles was former San Carlos Apache Chairman Raymond Stanley. Stanley said he could especially sympathize with the family because his tribe suffered the first death from Arizona in the 1991 Gulf War: Michael Noline.

"She (Piestewa) made the ultimate sacrifice, and I salute her," Stanley said.

Tony Tsosie of Rough Rock, Ariz., a relative of Piestewa's former husband, Bill Whiterock, 24, of Tuba City, also said he and his family had driven several hours to see the service. They were busily signing large poster boards with condolences to the Piestewa family before the memorial service.

"You will be respected and not forgotten," their message said. It also offered recognition to Whiterock and his children.

Piestewa was buried at midmorning after both Catholic and traditional Hopi ceremonies.

About 200 friends and relatives attended a funeral service at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Tuba City, with the casket borne by military pallbearers.

Father Godden Menard told the congregation, "I was proud of her and what she has done, and her willingness to put her life on the line."

One of Piestewa's aunts also eulogized her, calling her an "eloquent" warrior who "went from face powder to gunpowder," Menard said.

After the church service, Piestewa's male family members accompanied the soldier's body to its final resting place in Moenkopi.

Later, at the memorial service, Piestewa's cousin, Manuel Baca Jr., read a poem as a slide show of photos from Lori's life was projected on a large screen behind him.

"Today her life on Earth his passed. But here, it starts anew."

At least he's been reunited with her family. When's her movie gonna be made?

How about the 7 still not rescued? When's their movie gonna be made?

I hope Lynch's family hire a lawyer and try to block production of this. Assuming they don't want this that is.

Anyways.   :dontgetit:

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Posted 16 April 2003 - 12:54 AM

Ro-Astarte, on Apr 12 2003, 08:53 PM, said:

I will say that given the dramatic rescue I think that TV movie producers were going to be after this story no matter which of the POWs had been rescued.
And I'd like to point out that, as always, there's two sides to that story. :) A doctor from the hospital was interviewed and he said that while the USofA troops did, in fact, come storming in like a mob of Dirty Harrys (my description, not his), the hospital was not, in fact, full of Iraqi troops determined to keep Lynch prisoner.  FWIW (and I don't know how reliable this doctor is), this guy claims there weren't really any troops around at all.

Of course, no matter what the truth is, they won't be filming this version. It's hardly dramatic, after all, to just grab someone from a virtually unguarded hospital bed.

Still no matter how it turns out, I am completely with the people who think this is cheap exploitation.  It totally is.

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Posted 16 April 2003 - 01:14 AM

AnneZo, on Apr 15 2003, 04:43 PM, said:

Ro-Astarte, on Apr 12 2003, 08:53 PM, said:

I will say that given the dramatic rescue I think that TV movie producers were going to be after this story no matter which of the POWs had been rescued.
And I'd like to point out that, as always, there's two sides to that story. :) A doctor from the hospital was interviewed and he said that while the USofA troops did, in fact, come storming in like a mob of Dirty Harrys (my description, not his), the hospital was not, in fact, full of Iraqi troops determined to keep Lynch prisoner.  FWIW (and I don't know how reliable this doctor is), this guy claims there weren't really any troops around at all.

Of course, no matter what the truth is, they won't be filming this version. It's hardly dramatic, after all, to just grab someone from a virtually unguarded hospital bed.

Still no matter how it turns out, I am completely with the people who think this is cheap exploitation.  It totally is.
I never did hear anything offical, but reports had the military sending the guy who told them about her being there, back into the hospitol to count soldiers and tell them how many and where they were stationed. But then we've heard so many things that turned out not to be true at all, so it's hard to say.
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Posted 16 April 2003 - 01:18 AM

Kosh, on Apr 15 2003, 10:03 PM, said:

But then we've heard so many things that turned out not to be true at all, so it's hard to say.
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Posted 16 April 2003 - 03:10 AM

NBC should at least pay her a big hunk of money before being allowed to do it. It is her life, after all.
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#33 Kosh

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Posted 16 April 2003 - 04:07 AM

AnneZo, on Apr 15 2003, 05:07 PM, said:

Kosh, on Apr 15 2003, 10:03 PM, said:

But then we've heard so many things that turned out not to be true at all, so it's hard to say.
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Posted 16 April 2003 - 07:19 AM

:barf: :barf:

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