Un personnage de Quentin Tarantino dans la réalité des Etats Unis
Chris Kyle, Author of ‘American Sniper’ Reported Killed in Texas - NYTimes.com
... two weeks into his time in Iraq, he found himself staring through his scope into the face of an unconventional enemy. A woman with a child standing close by had pulled a grenade from beneath her clothes as several Marines approached. He hesitated, he wrote, then shot.
“It was my duty to shoot, and I don’t regret it,” he wrote. “My shots saved several Americans, whose lives were clearly worth more than that woman’s twisted soul.”
Over time, his hesitation diminished and he became proficient at his job, credited with more than 150 kills. In his book, he describes shooting a fighter wielding a rocket launcher 2,100 yards away, a very long distance for a sniper and his farthest ever.
Dans son film Inglorious Basterds Quentin Tarantino décrit un jeune soldat assez sympathique qui devient la vedette des médias sous le contrôle de Goebbels. Vu qu’Inglorious Basterds est une sorte de fable sanguinaire marqué par un sarcasme omniprésent, il me semble permis de comparer ce personnage avec le vétéran américain qui vient de se faire tuer par un camarade.
Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Brühl), (is) a German sniper whose exploits are to be celebrated in a Nazi propaganda film, Stolz der Nation (Nation’s Pride), starring as himself.
Mr. Kyle’s autobiography was published in January 2012 and became a nonfiction best seller. It turned Mr. Kyle into a celebrity, appearing on talk shows like “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.”
The sudden success of the book surprised no one more than Mr. Kyle, the son of a church deacon who was initially rejected by the Navy when he tried to join in the mid-1990s, because of pins in his arm from a rodeo injury. His first book signing drew 1,200 people. About 850,000 print and e-book editions were sold.
In an interview with The New York Times in March, Mr. Kyle — who received two Silver Stars and five Bronze medals for valor — said he had hesitated to write about his experiences. But he was persuaded to move forward after hearing that other books about members of the SEALs were in the works.
“I wanted to tell my story as a SEAL,” he said. “This is about all the hardships that everybody has to go through to get the respect and the honor.”
Allez voir le film de Tarantino, vous y découvrirez une forte ressemblance des attitudes affichés par les protagonistes et une déscription de l’explolitation des héros par la machine de propagande nazie digne des médias du pouvoir actuel.
A lire aussi : http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-sniper-chris-kyle-investigation-20130203,0,4541295.story
Son assassin présumé ...
... Routh appeared to be one of the nation’s numerous unemployed veterans, and Kyle was one of the crop of Navy SEALs to leave the anonymity of military service and enter the public sphere.
Tarantino s’intéresse indirectement aux conséquences de la violence, il décrit comment ses protagonistes utilisent des symboles afin de pouvoir vivre avec la violence qu’ils excercent. C’est également décrit dans l’autobiographie du tireur d’élite. D’après les reportages connus à cette heure un soldat risque de « déraper » s’il ne sait pas employer cette méthode - les mots et symboles idéologiques sont nécessaire afin de digérer la contradiction entre sa vie personelle humaine et la tâche inhumaine à accomplir.
His autobiography was unapologetically politically incorrect, reflecting the man: During one visit home between deployments, Kyle got a tattoo of a crusader cross on his arm.
“I wanted everyone to know I was a Christian,” Kyle wrote. “I had it put in in red, for blood. I hated the damn savages I’d been fighting. I always will. They’ve taken so much from me.”
Kyle won adulation and a spotlight and appeared on the NBC reality show “Stars Earn Stripes,” in which “celebrities are challenged to execute complicated missions inspired by real military exercises.”
Le résumé des événement est court : Ce sont toujours le petits gens qui paient avec leur vie pour le profit des grands.