|Cast: Robert S. McNamara|
Director(s): Errol Morris
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If you like documentaries, especially recent war docuementaries, do not miss this one! This is is exclusively about McNamera, the head of the Defense Department and the centre of much of the blame for how the Vietnam war was conducted. The whole movie is him talking, with tons of footage and collages of war imagery. Just awesome! I was also blown away by how intelligent this man is! Amazing how someone who talks so smartly can somehoe justify some of the actions he undertook. Also interesting to see how he looks back as an older man and reconsiders some of his decisions.
Jeff, do not miss this movie!
Jeff did not miss this film, and also loved it. I love the scene where he describes going back to vietnam and meeting vietnam's foreign minister from the time of the war, and how this guy totally chops up the americans' naivité regarding the reason for the war. The americans saw it as a fight agains communism, while the vietnamese saw it as a war of liberation, not only against the americans but also against the chinese who they have despised through history. I loved how McNamara was able to be so candid about how wrong they had been.
Yes, brilliant film.
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