Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Camera Always Lies -- And Spielberg's Camera Is No Exception

Emmett Tyrrell has an excellent review of "Munich," Steven Spielberg's new flick which persuasively lies about several things.

An example?

In "Munich" he portrays a hit team of Israeli agents ordered to kill the Palestinian terrorists responsible for the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics as morally equivalent to the terrorists. That, of course, is untrue. The act of the Israeli agents is morally justified as an attempt not only to eliminate murderers but also to demonstrate to the terrorists' leaders that kidnapping private citizens will not further their political goals. In the anarchy of terrorist war what the Israelis did is, alas, for the good and morally defensible.