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Windtalkers:Imelge linked yesterday to a deep resource about post-WWII African American code-folk (“Tales from the Crypt”-ographers?). There’s a movie’s worth of stories that would come off better than John Woo’s next joint.

Hollywood, and the screenwriters working for the machine, are doing it all wrong when it comes to history as represented in the films they make, at least in the last 3 or 4 scripts I’ve read. If you were hoping to learn something about the code talkers, the Navajo people, and their language, sorry, you will be stupefied beyond belief at how cliché ridden and dumbed down this story will be presented.

A final note about the script: The ending, I don’t know if I’ve ever read a weaker effort. It’s contrived beyond description. Remember the ending of RETURN OF THE JEDI? Where Luke sees the ghost’s of his father (Darth Vader), Obi-Wan, and Yodi? Well, I don’t want to give it away, you’ll know what I mean if they keep the ending as is. Let’s hope not.

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