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In Harm’s Way
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In Harm’s Way

Jun 11, 2013 by

I’ve been on a classic war movie kick of late…they’re just one of my guilty pleasures.  Even when they’re flag waving, chest thumping odes to a nationalistic fantasy, they still strike a chord installed in my childhood.  Hell is for Heroes, Year of the Dragon, Across the Pacific, Force 10 from Navarone, The Good Sheppard, The Desert Rats, Twelve O’Clock High.  I think I...

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David’s Top-Ten War Films
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In no particular order: The Thin Red Line –  Slow, pondering, beautiful. Stealing this one from Spencer, cause he’s a sucker. Kelly’s Heroes – Classic war adventure, one of Clint Eastwood’s best from the old days. And another steal from Spence’s list. Actually, we’re probably stealing these from our fathers, who both loved old World War II movies. Waltz With Bashir – Stylish and a...

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Spencer’s Top-Ten War Films
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War!  Huh.  What’s it good for? Great movies, that’s what.   The Thin Red Line Full Metal Jacket Apocalypse Now Kelley’s Heroes Three Kings Stalag 17 The Guns of Navarone Das Boot The Burmese Harp/Fires on the Plain Empire of the Sun    ...

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Zero Dark Thirty
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Zero Dark Thirty

Mar 20, 2013 by

Google Zero Dark Thirty and then look at the images.  Go ahead…I’ll wait… What do you see? SEALs stacked along a dirty compound wall,  suppressed weapons at the ready, panoramic night vision goggles, digital camouflage…the future soldier here, now. Jessica Chastain’s striking profile reflected in the glass of the framed American flag, her tired blue eyes staring down at the ground.  Or petulantly standing, arms...

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