Go Tell the Spartans Today's war movies need just a scootch more realism. And I don't mean the friggin high tech noise or gory special effects. The morons. That's not realism. It's shock. I mean honesty. Less craven manipulation. Follow? These movies offer that. Do any movies today? Heck, even "The Thin Red Line" went overboard with bombastic shocking scenes that only mirror the way Hollywood is, not the way war is. (But it was good aside from those terrible, rotten gratuitous aspects.) Anyway, here's a look at Vietnam the way a lot of folks saw it. A buncha guys just doing their best to get by. Stars Burt Lancaster.
More guys doing their best to get by. This time it's a bunch of infantry caught in the Battle of the Bulge. Heck, they don't know where they're caught. They just keep getting told to go here and there. The impotence of war, baby. Check it out. Also, what do you really do when you're scared? Is bravery just an accident? Got an Oscar.
Via Zapata Finally, a guy gets fed up and just starts doing what he has to do. Not that he's any good at it. What does that have to do with it? You just do what you must. Wonderful to see Quinn here, too. There's another guy who they haven't made two of. Gosh, what do today's young actors think when they see these lions working in their prime?