Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday, America!: The American Flag on the Big Screen III


Today is Independence here in the good ol' U.S. of A. It's a day we allow ourselves to be a bit more patriotic than we normally are. For me, this means the third annual celebration of our flag on the big screen.

Charlie Wilson's War

Free State of Jones

The Right Stuff

The Big Lebowski

Point Break

Nixon

Baywatch

Planet of the Apes

Blowout

Captain America: The First Avenger

The Sweetest Thing

Avalon

Interstellar

Inside Man

Dick

The Last Witch Hunter

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Me, Myself & Irene

Grizzly

Borat

Nashville

Carlito's Way

Pollyanna

Dave

Promised Land

Overboard

The Bronze

The Dead Zone

Small Soldiers

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

American History X

Check out the previous two entries in this series:


Enjoy Your Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Reviews of Some Movies About America!

20 comments:

  1. I think I paused on that Zac Efron picture a little too long. But then I moved on. And kinda scrolled up a second later. The last one is my favourite though.

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    1. I figured that one would be an attention grabber, lol.

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  2. Dick!! Amazing movie lol. I really need to see Charlie Wilson's War. I never did.

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    1. To be honest, I haven't seen Dick, so we're even.

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    3. *spits out drink* Come again?

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    4. It's just all dick and holes with you guys.

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  3. I wish the Technicolor Company's silent short The Flag, with Francis X. Bushman as George Washington commissioning Betsy Ross to make a flag, were on DVD or on Youtube. But I can't find it anywhere.

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    1. Never heard of it, but it sounds interesting.

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  4. You could safely list every Michael Bay movie ever.

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  5. 'Merica! Ugh, I spit on that fucking flag now.

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    1. It is certainly a tough time, but I don't blame the flag for that.

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  6. My favorite has got to be that snap from Pollyanna. So indicative of its small town pleasures and Hayley Mills's spunky performance. And the Dave picture is beautifully composed, love how his tie blends with the flag. Love that film.

    Ferris Forever!

    You should give Dick a try, it's silly overall but makes some trenchant observations.

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    1. I might give it a go. To be honest, all I knew of it was the title.

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  7. This is awesome.

    AS I was scrolling down, I was trying to decide was was most 'Merica, and I thought Cap was probably the most perfect. However, then I hit Borat and knew WE HAVE A WINNER.

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    1. Thanks! I'm leaning more towards the Zac Efron pic, but that's only 'cuz our leader is a dick.

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