Never noticed it before

I am watching the movie “Flying Tigers” (1942, John Wayne).

I’ve seen it a dozen times or so.  But tonight I realized something I never noticed before – during the first five minutes of the film four Japanese pilots die – all with “headshots”.  One American dies – and you don’t even see blood from his wounds.

Yes, this was a propaganda film – at the height of World War 2.  But I am surprised I never caught this before… maybe it’s because I am more interested in Marketing now.  Maybe I’m just older now.

I love old films though – they usually have story lines, and the action is just color added to the palette.  Unlike modern movies where something has to blow up every 15 seconds to keep the audience involved.