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King Rat

This is not a story about escape.  It is a story of survival Prisoner of war films are often about escape in one form or another.  In The Great Escape (1963) and The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) those escapes were … Continue reading

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Band of Brothers

Another epic World War II miniseries.  Band of Brothers (2001) follows E “Easy” Company of the 101st Airborne Division from training to the end of the war.  Based on a book by Stephen Ambrose, the focus is on the battlefront … Continue reading

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The Winds of War

We all know, or else I do know and you should know, that the British are very good at putting out miniseries about all sorts of things.  Often, it’s adaptations of literature or else original stories.  Americans, however, like to … Continue reading

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Play Dirty

There are two men who are going to stop Romell.  One of them is Adolph Hitler who can’t give him more fuel and the other is me who will blow up what little he has. There was a time there … Continue reading

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The Economic Consequences of the Peace

We shall never be able to move again, unless we can free our limbs from these paper shackles. Entangling alliances or entangling leagues are nothing to the entanglements of cash owing. I suspect that, next to Karl Marx, the name … Continue reading

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The Thin Red Line

In this world a man, himself, ain’t nothin’ and there ain’t no world but this one. The Thin Red Line (1998), directed by Terrence Malick, is a pretty incredible movie.  It has a cast list that reads forever with once and … Continue reading

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