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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sully: The Truth?

As you may have heard, there's a new Clint Eastwood movie coming, Sully, based on the "miracle on the Hudson" airliner water landing.  It stars my man Tom Hanks and should be a film I might watch, but I already see some red flags.  First, there's the Richard Brody rave at The New Yorker online--usually enough to send me in the opposite direction.  Then there's the fact that rather than focusing so much on the landing, it turns "political," picturing the pilot "fighting for his reputation" in facing off against a hostile investigative body.   No surprise, this is Eastwood painting those Washington regulators as the bad guys.  And with Clint, you do have to worry about the slant and the facts--witness his recent hagiographic American Sniper.

I presume  there will be much to come on the alleged Washington assault and I'll keep an open mind but for now here is the first response from the probers, who question the Eastwood plot line.  More to come.

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