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Old 05-10-04, 01:20 AM
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Fog of War: Worth getting?

I didn't get the chance to catch this in the theatres and am wondering if the movie is good enough for a blind buy. I certainly am very interested in documentaries, especially ones that are very relevant to what's going on in the world today, touching on the subject of war and its consequences.

I was hoping this film won't just have a camera on McNamara and have him do all the talking without certain visual evidences or footages that would preferably make the film more riveting.

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Right, because doing a search for a review would be too much of a bother.

What's wrong with you?
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Re: Fog of War: Worth getting?

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I was hoping this film won't just have a camera on McNamara and have him do all the talking without certain visual evidences or footages that would preferably make the film more riveting.
I just got around to watching this last week. I'd say that well over half the time you're not watching McNamara speak; it's mostly archival footage.
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games,

Aside from the dvd review that a DVDtalk reviewer did, I could not find the film through "search" since the title did not have more than four letters per word. I was actually hoping that someone in the forums can provide a layman's review.

I'm so sorry to offend you.
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Cardiac, you should be asking this in the DVD Reviews forum, not the main forum.

That said, I think you'd like the movie. Errol Morris' documentaries are more than just talking-head interviews.

I certainly am very interested in documentaries, especially ones that are very relevant to what's going on in the world today, touching on the subject of war and its consequences.
This movie's right up your alley. Blind buy? Hard to say. Is rental not an option?
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Two words on whether to buy The Fog of War:

HELL - YES.

It is a phenominal documentary and McNamara has some very interesting things to say aout himself, his life, his family, Vietnam, World War 2, and past Presidents.
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Josh,

Thank you for a much well-mannered and courteous reply.

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