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The Veteran's Day Late Show - one of the finest war movies ever made.
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Thank you for posting this. The Longest Day is by far one of my favorite movies.
As a matter of fact, some weeks ago, TCM had what they called an "anti-war film marathon." and they ran movies like Full metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now and others they deemed "anti-war". Now, Ive been watching war films since I was a kid, and have seen pretty much all of them and Ive never, ever taken any to be a "pro-war" film, so for me, TCM's marathon was misnamed. No war movie ever shows war as a good thing. they all depict the horrors and carnage and death of war.
TCM's marathon would have been more aptly named "anti-victory" as, in essence, that's exactly what their "war" films were.Posted by Val Prieto at November 11, 2008 12:56 PM
Val, you hit the nail on the head. Every time I see a "top ten war films" list I always thought they had a more anti-war slant then most (war is "bad" instead of war is hell), but you've expressed it perfectly.Posted by Greyhawk at November 11, 2008 01:38 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(2) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)