Saturday, November 13, 2004

American Movie Classics "celebrates" Veteran's Day

in a curious fashion. They are putting a bunch of movies about soldiers in combat into heavy rotation. These include aging titles like "The Battle of the Bulge" and "The Enemy Below" as well as rightical chic standards such as "Patton" and "Hamburger Hill". Lots of action, lots of warfare, lots of soldiers...but no movies about know the guys what came home.
There is a difference you know.
Of course warfare is aa apocalyptic natural for the cinema while the trials and triumphs of postwar veterans are mere drama or perhaps comedy.
Think about that...on Veteran's Day we are knee deep in war movies...but precious few films about veterans can be seen anywhere.

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