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46 Responses to Turkish movie depicts Americans as savages

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 12:52 am
    Link: Turkish movie depicts Americans as savages - Most expensive Turkish film ever, and it stars Billy Zane and Gary Busey.
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    Nacaz2 Male 13-17
    821 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:20 am
    what, your surprised by this???
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    CircleGirl Female 18-29
    122 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:31 am
    Oh goody, more U.S.-bashing. Can`t get enough of that, can we? :-P

    And I don`t know whether to pity, laugh at, or lose all respect for Gary Busey. :-?

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    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 6:41 am
    I am not surprised. After all, everyone knows that the U.S. is responsible for everything bad.

    -all the world`s missing socks
    -those hard toothpaste globs on our bathroom sinks
    -every disease known to man
    -nosebleeds
    -death, hunger, starvation
    -lost horseraces
    -feminine itch

    That`s because Americans are savages! :-P

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    mikallang Male 18-29
    611 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 8:33 am
    ^^ LOL good one manorrd. crazy Canadians with ur zed.
    gary busey takes work where he can get it...he is after all...a washed up has been. what wouldve been funny is if they approached dennis leary for the role...imagine the "bloodfest" that wouldve ensued there. youd have to be familiar with dennis leary`s work to know what im talking about.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 10:50 am
    I can`t wait until we are free from oil dependence.

    Then we can let the middle east rot, as it should.

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    psyco392 Male 18-29
    5 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 11:28 am
    Turks are the real savages... when they invaded cyprus in 1974 they had no mercy on its people. they would go out at night and find pregnant cypriot women and place bets if the baby was a boy or girl tie her to a tree and cut her open..
    then they would cut off the womans nipples dry them in the sun and make them into worry beads.. and they have the nerve to call americans savages.. i dont agree with EVERYTHING america is doing in these middle eastern countrys but to call your ally`s savages and barbarians? and if anyone is so curious why i took this to the heart i happen to be a cypriot and it piss me off every time i go there to see an island as small as it is seperated in half and to hear these stories that my father has told me about some of his best friends being killed off during the war. im sorry if this gives turks a bad image but hell it happend and there is no denying it.
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    NoSoup4u Male 18-29
    85 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 11:58 am
    Theres enough american movies that depict americans as savages.. I`m not worried about one more that happens to be foreign.
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    TabooPoison Female 18-29
    1062 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 12:38 pm
    We make other cultures look bad all the time. It`s just a movie.
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    mollena69 Female 30-39
    28 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 12:42 pm
    Movies are fiction, fiction reflects reality. It is a fact that many american made films demonize other folk`s cultures, and the flip side is the same. Whatever. I`m willing to bet that it isn`t going to change anyones`s mind...if someone is anti-america, they`ll remain so. If someone has a balanced view of america, that would remain intact as well.

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    fk Male 70 & Over
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    February 6, 2006 at 1:12 pm
    Gee, what a surprise. Another gutless weasel using a fake new account (psyco392) to post something inflammatory. But I guess there`s "no denying" what he`s saying, that`s why he needs to remain anonymous to do so.


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    budsbd Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2006 at 1:35 pm
    i really don`t get why this Gary Busey guy (is he any famous?) accepted this role. I mean, come on. He may not agree with the war and everything, but it is afterall his country being demonized.

    as to that movie, well, there are countless Hollywood ones that portrair arabian men as nothing but terrorist. suppose they have the right to do whatever it is they want.

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    Doppel Male 18-29
    75 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 1:46 pm
    budsbd, there are NOT countless Hollywood movies that portray Arabs as terrorists. Even if there were, it would be justified because the majority of terrorists are Arabs.

    Back to the article, check out this paragraph:

    "The movie, which reportedly cost about $10 million (euro 8.3 million), is a work of fiction and does not purport to level allegations against American troops. It is part of a genre of popular culture in Turkey that demonizes the United States."

    Do we look that stupid? Of COURSE this movie levels allegations against America. The Turks should hold their tongues when the conversation turns to rude cultures.

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    zoinks Male 13-17
    437 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:37 pm
    doppel regarding your first paragraph:yes there r countless holywood movies & yes the majority of terrorists r arabs that dos not mean that the majority of arabs r tererosits
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    Rammstein221 Male 13-17
    407 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:38 pm
    anytime you see an arab in an american movie all that follows are simply jokes about him being arabic if anything unusual. This is far from demonizing.

    Either way, just let those turks do as they feel, they get out of line, we might make that movie true.

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    zoinks Male 13-17
    437 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 3:39 pm
    doppel regarding your first paragraph:yes there r countless holywood movies & yes the majority of terrorists r arabs however that dos not mean that the majority of arabs r tererosits tho
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2006 at 3:42 pm
    COOL
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    contragirl Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2006 at 4:21 pm
    ...I`m kinda interested in seeing the movie...
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    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2006 at 4:30 pm
    It`s Just a movie. War turns everyone involved, on both sides, savage in a way. This movie is just showing the other point of veiw. In any conflict either side is going to have an idealized veiw of themselves, and a "demonized" view of the enemy-it`s the only way war can seem justified, though it never is.
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2006 at 4:42 pm
    I could care less what the Turks are doing. If this makes them happy, so be it. Our own movie industry had to come a very long way before it finally realized anything about cultural sensitivity anyway.
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    stikfas Male 13-17
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    February 6, 2006 at 5:42 pm
    say what now!?
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    Indigo_M Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2006 at 7:02 pm
    zoinks, I never said most Arabs are terrorists.

    Hollywood, which has proven itself time and again to hate America with a passion, constantly makes movies that carry anti-American sentiments (Syriana and War of the Worlds are the most recent).

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    AVDPhoenix Male 30-39
    1522 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 7:09 pm
    Savages...!!!! Hahaha Look who`s talking? Who is burning embasies and Killing people because a caricature! This is to be Sabage, primitive and a total Pain in the A S S For the world, Trying to impouse your religious fanatism to people that have nothing in common with your faith!
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    GD_dookie Male 13-17
    81 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 7:11 pm
    I suppose it`s "revenge" for the exaggerated "Midnight Express" we came out with.
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    MagicMoose Male 13-17
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    February 6, 2006 at 7:14 pm
    damn turks! and i agree with circlegirl, MORE US BASHING, GREAT!
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    MagicMoose Male 13-17
    623 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 7:18 pm
    no offense to all turks, just ones who think we are like that
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    KnightmareOH Male 18-29
    285 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 7:23 pm
    They have their propaganda... We have ours. mollena69 is right, most of the world is full of idiots who want to believe what they want to believe, (Right, Doppel?) nobody`s mind is going to be influenced by this stuff unless they want to believe it.
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    xDefilerx Male 13-17
    66 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 7:33 pm
    Those poor, poor people. Maybe if they didn`t live in a 3rd world country they could afford an education.
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    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 7:57 pm
    be careful what you wish for... non-nice individuals. I think Dubya should organize 20 soldiers to march into a Turkish movie theater at the end of the movie. And just stare at the horrified movie-goers...
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    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 7:59 pm
    Wow. A-holes turns into "non-nice individuals"
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    Indigo_M Male 18-29
    354 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 8:10 pm
    I forgot to mention earlier, I am Doppel, just under a different name.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2006 at 8:10 pm
    On 2/6/2006 1:12:32 PM fk wrote: Gee, what a surprise. Another gutless weasel using a fake new account (psyco392) to post something inflammatory. But I guess there`s "no denying" what he`s saying, that`s why he needs to remain anonymous to do so.

    That`s a joke. You misrepresent yourself EVERY TIME you post a comment on this website.

    ...a 70+ year old man from Africa who regularly logs onto I-Am-Bored.com.....yeah right!

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    Indigo_M Male 18-29
    354 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 8:12 pm
    I use the name Doppel when I am away from home. I use the name Indigo M at home. Indigo M was my original name, but my computer is screwed up and I cannot log out under this name. Since I cannot log out of my Indigo M account, I cannot use it elsewhere.
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    Indigo_M Male 18-29
    354 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 8:20 pm
    xDefilerx, you could say the same about KnightmareOH. The west coast is notorious for its ant-Americanism (Hollywood, San Francisco, etc.).
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    Juicy_Juice Female 13-17
    328 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 9:00 pm
    why must we hate on each other as a people in whole? why not just hate an individual person? like, hitler totally sucked ass but i don`t blame all the austrians or germans for it. they didn`t do it, HE did. so why they hatin on americans they don`t even know? triflin, i tell ya. dat is sum triflin shizz.
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    cannibal151 Male 18-29
    1550 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 9:26 pm
    im surprised those filthy sh*ts even have movies,i thought they still lived in those caves
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    jimbodahobo Male 13-17
    371 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 9:34 pm
    psh screw it im tired of defending america/george bush/anything not liberal left wing ideals...TO CANADA AWAAAAAAY...and yeah i know theyre rather liberal but hey i like thier bacon
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    jimbodahobo Male 13-17
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    February 6, 2006 at 9:35 pm
    (any of you that respond to the above joke in a serious manner will be laughed at and mocked in every thred they post in)
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    cocopuffs3 Male 18-29
    28 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 9:46 pm
    i`m not calling americans savegas even thought i`m against the war... however i will call many of them closed minded just read a bouple lines abouve and you will see what i`m saying...Cannibal151 for example... people in middle east don`t live in caves and deserts...and the easts technology is FAR grater than Northamerica... you should go sometimes.
    Go to Dubai and see what i mean.
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    cocopuffs3 Male 18-29
    28 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 9:47 pm
    Sorry for the double post...
    Its the hollywood movies that tell people that eveyone in the middle east are suicide bombers and are terrorists.:-)
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    psyco392 Male 18-29
    5 posts
    February 6, 2006 at 10:16 pm
    Gee, what a surprise. Another gutless weasel using a fake new account (psyco392) to post something inflammatory. But I guess there`s "no denying" what he`s saying, that`s why he needs to remain anonymous to do so.


    what the hell... since this is such a bogus account why dont anyone that has a prob with what i said e-mail me at [email protected] I get talked poo to because i had something to say?

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    uncleduck Male 18-29
    302 posts
    February 7, 2006 at 2:02 am
    Well, rich new yorkers do love organs from abu ghraib prisoners.
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    Saladin Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2006 at 4:11 am
    Considering how much fictionally biased crap Hollywood dishes out in it`s war movies etc, this is no different, just aimed at a different audience with a different perpective.

    A little variety never hurt anyone.

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    faygo Male 30-39
    339 posts
    February 10, 2006 at 1:15 pm
    I`m Turkish and I think this movie`s moreso in the vein of something like Armageddon. This isn`t artsy Turkish cinema, it`s just some crap "blockbuster" type film (which never really do well and get mocked just as much in Turkey)
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    vicki_kaya Female 18-29
    8 posts
    February 20, 2006 at 5:31 am
    i am turkish and am greatly hurt by what you are all sayin. the movie does not bash americans it is simply a movie about the war in irak. i think you should see the movie first then comment. you cant tar everybody with the same brush!!!!!!
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    badguy458 Male 18-29
    361 posts
    February 21, 2006 at 4:48 pm
    Please, for the love of God, tell me that "irak" was a typo.

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