Friday, March 12, 2010
SEVERE CLEAR: Fraga's editing and soundtrack, atop Scotti's camera-work, bring us the early days of "Iraqi Freedom"
Rumsfeld team's non-planning (followed by its ridiculous excuses), not to mention the before-and-after lies upon lies of the Bush-Cheney crew? In SEVERE CLEAR we get all of this, plus the camera-work of a certain Marine First Lieutenant named Mike Scotti, who imagines that he is there in Iraq in reprisal for the death of a girl he knew in high school, whose life was lost in the World Trade Center on 9/11.
, a first-person documentary account of those early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom. So, who then is Kristian Fraga (above, right), the man credited for writing, editing, co-producing and directing this movie?
TrustMovies requested a short interview with Scotti, it appears that this is not going to happen, so I must proceed using only what I garnered from the 90-minute movie. This encompasses some very raw footage of life during that 2003 time of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The movie has been pronounced by certain journalists and reviewers as apolitical or non-political. And yet Scotti's footage has been arranged in such a way and has been given from time to time a soundtrack full of British newscasters (from the BBC?) offering up information about what is going on that clearly indicates that this war has been "created" on false pretexts.
Angelika Film Center and San Diego’s Gaslamp Stadium