|we came to liberate
||[Apr. 13th, 2007|12:20 am]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
|||||thomas newman - jarhead ost||]|
just watched 'the mark of cain'
this is an important war movie.
the best war movie i've seen since 'three kings'
not much shooting or setpiece explosive action mind you.
movie critics are uneasy at its portrayal of disfunctional army ways
(and its semi-psychopathic sergeant)
whilst we are still in the midst of that same war.
it seems disloyal somehow.
to our boys and girls in the field
to lay bare the prosaic anatomy of torture so powerfully.
but i think this is a film all true soldiers will love.
they say the first casualty of war is truth
and they're not far wrong.
it's just a damn shame that after all the classic vietnam war movies
that there will be another crop
of classic iraq war movies.