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From: bob couttie <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: QUERY: Severe Clear Date: March 17, 2010 11:39:00 PM EDT To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Only if a film is made without the intention of showing it to an audience can it be said to have been made without the intent to entertain. As a filmmaker I have a point of view, an opinion, an observation to make, and an intent to engage the audience as a storyteller. Unfortunately "to entertain" is often regarded as merely synonymous with "to amuse". That is only one definition of many. It is worth googling for the others, but one must include: To consider; contemplate: entertain an idea; and: To hold in mind; harbor: entertained few illusions. As the reviews show, Severe Clear does entertain its audience. Bob Couttie Balangiga Research Group Original Message: From: Scott Hendrix <hendsn1@GMAIL.COM> Subject: QUERY: Severe Clear To: H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 4:44 AM From: Jonathan D. Beard <email@example.com> Subject: war movies, Severe Clear Date: March 13, 2010 4:24:38 PM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> One thread running through many of the postings about war movies is the filmmaker's need to entertain the audience. What if the filmmaker is the soldier, in action himself, and his intention is not to entertain? Has anyone seen "Severe Clear?" http://severeclearthemovie.com/wordpress/ which seems to be a different kind of film. I have not yet seen it myself. -- Jonathan Beard firstname.lastname@example.org ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----