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Mon, May 20, 2019 5:07 PM

Live Poll: Most Iconic American Flag Movie Scene?

Which movie scene or imagery featuring the American flag, as part of the story, is the most memorable one of them all?

See the partial list of memorable American flag movie scenes and moments here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044230185/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/bFmEG2jpSMc/

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SUGGESTIONS?
Still looking for more scenes where the flag is more central to the scene or entire movie, rather than more peripherally related to the story or simply used a backdrop.

Kevin Kline Dave

Red Dawn

Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson Pain & Gain

Pearl Harbor

David 'Shark' Fralick, Matthew Flint Uncle Sam

Billy Campbell The Rocketeer

Karl Urban Dredd

Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan American Pie

Steve Buscemi, Will Patton, Ben Affleck, Owen Wilson Armageddon

Mel Gibson The Patriot

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I am still seeking suggestions of scenes where the American flag is integral part of the story, in advance of Flag Day, June 14th. For example, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (TV Movie 2015)


Does anybody recall seeing Revolution (1985), a Brtish-made movie about the American Revolution with Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Dexter Fletcher and Nastassja Kinski and its flag scenes.


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I am still seeking suggestions of scenes where the American flag is integral part of the story, in advance of Flag Day, June 14th.

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I am curious how other nation's flags (other than USA) are used in their in their countries' native cinema? Why Americans' Flag Obsession Is Not Exceptional | Time

I have identified the following type of scenes, as well as, two other types with a hidden agenda: propaganda and commercialism.

Types of American flag scenes (so far)
1) Public speaking in front of the American flag
2) Protesting with the American flag
3) Raising or Striking the American flag
4) Fighting/Battling with the American flag
5) Wearing the American flag
6) Celebrating or Honoring with the American flag
7) American flag as a plot focal point, a story telling device or a prop
8) American flag propaganda
9) American flag commercialism

Flag-waving Propaganda
Flag-waving is a fallacious argument or propaganda technique used to justify an action based on the undue connection to nationalism or patriotism or benefit for an idea, group or country. It is a variant of argumentum ad populum.

Flag- waving Commercialism
Waving the Flag -- Patriotism or a Guise for Commercialism? | HuffPost
PATRIOTISM OR CRASS COMMERCIALISM? - The Washington Post

Every Michael Bay Flag from just 12 films (but not every Michael Bay film, the Director has 57 credits including more with American flags).


Strange Patriotism: The American Flag's Weirdest Moments On Film

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Sands of iwo Jima. Love this suggestion!

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You could change the date and occasion to the 4th of July.

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Urb,

You have captions for some of the choices but not for others. Were you planning on adding captions? If so, will this be ready for the 4th of July?

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Most Iconic American Flag Movie Scene?
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