Tuesday, May 31, 2016
From the Lew Rockwell Internet web site we have this article:
"Memorializing the Horrors of War with 10 Must-See War Films"
By John W. Whitehead
Lew Rockwell his web site described as: "anti-war, anti-state, pro-market."
As to those war movies anti-war and "must-see" the listing without any sort [?] of precedence it would seem:
* "The Third Man (1949). Carol Reed’s The Third Man, which deals primarily with the after-effects of the ravages of war"
* "Paths of Glory (1957). This Stanley Kubrick film is an antiwar masterpiece. The setting is 1916 when two years of trench warfare have arrived at a stalemate."
* "The Manchurian Candidate (1962). John Frankenheimer’s classic focuses on the psychological effects of war and its transmutation into mind control and political assassination."
* "Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964). One of the great films of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove burst onto the cinematic landscape and cast a cynical eye on the entire business of war."
* "The Deer Hunter (1978). Michael Cimino’s Academy Award-winning film is one of the most emotion-invoking films ever made."
* "Apocalypse Now (1979). I consider this Francis Ford Coppola’s best film. Based on Joseph Conrad’s novella, The Heart of Darkness"
* "Platoon (1986). This is not Oliver Stone’s best film, but it is one helluva war movie".
* "Full Metal Jacket (1987). Stanley Kubrick’s take on Vietnam is one of the most powerful and psychological dramas ever made."
* "Jacob’s Ladder (1990). Adrian Lyne’s thriller hits the psyche like a thunderbolt. A man (Tim Robbins) struggles with what he saw while serving in Vietnam."
* "Jarhead (2005). Sam Mendes’ film follows a Marine recruit (Jake Gyllenhaal) through Marine boot camp to service in Operation Desert Storm"
Add to that list "Das Boot" and "Casualties of War".
Devoted readers to the blog can suggest further?