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The Fog of War

Fog of War Errol Morris’s seventh film "The Fog of War” initially included “The Eleven Lessons of Robert S. McNamara" in its title to prepare audiences for its highly controversial subject, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. Every voice you hear in this must-see documentary is that of McNamara who, from 1961 to 1968 presided over U.S. military actions at the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis and in Viet Nam. The multiple voices of McNamara that you hear occur from one-on-one interviews with Morris, a mass of press interviews and newly available recorded conversations with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, that reveal McNamara's well-defined duty to the Presidents he served, and impart an intelligent and heartfelt historical monologue of mammoth proportion. This is the most culturally significant documentary imaginable and should be mandatory for repeated viewing by all public officials the world over.
Rated PG-13. 116 mins. (A+) (Five Stars)

Posted by Cole Smithey on January 2, 2009 in Documentary | Permalink
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