Clark Mountain Musings

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Steven Spielberg's interpretation of Munich

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Jonah Goldberg has an excellent review and explanation of the moral equivancy which Msr. Spielberg attempts to access between terrorists and soldiers, those killing unarmed athletes and those defending a nation.

"Steven Spielberg would like to rewrite the meaning of Munich. In his film about the response to the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Spielberg seems determined to invest the word with a new meaning: We must not treat scorpions like scorpions. As craft, Spielberg's Munich is a fine piece of work.

Its status as art is much more debatable. But, as political commentary, it's dangerously deceptive and, to a certain degree, childish. The tone of moral equivalence begins, grotesquely, when Spielberg interposes the photos of the murdered Israeli athletes with the photos of the men responsible for the Munich attack."


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