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House of Saddam

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What do you guys think?

I think it's pretty good. It does a very good job of illustrating the fear that you could imagine working or living with a dictator like that. The delusional patriotism he demands during tough times (like pretending the Iraq-Iran war or gulf war one were successes). Very interesting movie.

I remember writing a paper about Saddam Hussein and Iraq in high school. I wish I still had it lying around but it's lost now. It'd be very interesting to read that these days.
 

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I like Saddam; i'm pissed they put hm to death. He loved doritos for f sake! Doritos should issue a special edition Saddam tribute bag, Sadam FTW with an Ak-47!
 

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Composer, what size shoe do you wear?
 

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I figured as much.
 

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I don't get it... hmph

edit } Oh yeah cause the guy who threw his shoes at bush? lol. I can't stop laughing about that, but i like Bush to. He did whatever he wanted and was a douche and still managed to be funny.
 

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I think this movie may remind people about how bad of a spot Iraq was in with Saddam. You can debate what motivated the war, but I think it is hard to say that Iraq was a better place with him. It just was not on TV. I do not want to get into this debate, but like I said, on topic, I think it is a bit of a reminder, insight, into pre- GWII Iraq.
 

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I thought this was a perfume thread.
 

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The Bluths built Saddam's house.
 

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Originally Posted by HEWSINATOR
I think this movie may remind people about how bad of a spot Iraq was in with Saddam. You can debate what motivated the war, but I think it is hard to say that Iraq was a better place with him. It just was not on TV. I do not want to get into this debate, but like I said, on topic, I think it is a bit of a reminder, insight, into pre- GWII Iraq.

Thanks. At least one serious response. I personally thought it was a great made for HBO film. Looks like no one else caught it.
 

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Originally Posted by Jodum5
Thanks. At least one serious response. I personally thought it was a great made for HBO film. Looks like no one else caught it.

Honestly, the series did not have the look and feel of the tight production I typically associate with HBO films. Maybe they didn't have the budget or they simply bit off more than they could chew.

However, I did enjoy the series, and it did illuminate some things. It reinforced my opinion that his intentions were sometimes pure, but the execution of his intentions were deeply flawed. He was patriotic to a fault. There were many well intentioned people in his close circle, but they were regularly stifled by Saddam's insecurity and blurred vision of the rest of the world.

Seems oddly similar to our own government, just with fewer checks and balances.
 

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Interesting topic, poor production value, weak scenario and dialogues, mostly weak acting, major gaps of vast importance (most of the pre-GWI is skipped, kurdish genocide gets two lines, character development is almost nil - PLEASE, I want to understand what's going on in the guy's head a little better than this).

Still somewhat interesting given the relevance of the subject.
 

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I've heard strong endorsements for this.

I love HBO and few things they've done have dissapointed me. Their recent shows are pretty bad, but I'm sure we'll soon return to the glory days of Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Deadwood....
 

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