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An Uneasy Peace: The Disappearing War Film

They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2:4 War is a nation’s ultimate commitment of blood and treasure.  As such, the stories a people tells about its wars – and don’t tell …

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Hollywood’s First War

As happens every year around this time, the cable spectrum has been heavily laced with programming throughout the week commemorating Veterans Day.  HBO trundled out its full epic and brutal miniseries The Pacific for a one-day re-run broken up by the debut of the James Gandolfini-hosted documentary War Torn 1861-2010, a disturbing look at the …

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