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Fog of War


Strictly a talking head — this one of Robert McNamara, considered the chief strategist of the Vietnam War as he recounts his personal history of how the war began. There are many lessons to be had from his belated candor as an insider; the one I took away reflects the title of the documentary: not only was the public kept ignorant of all that was going on, but even the brass in charge did not fully agree on or understand what was happening: thus the fog of war. And 10 other lessons as well.

— KK

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Fog of War
Directed by Errol Morris
2003, 107 min.
$47, DVD

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Posted September 20, 2004 at 5:30 pm | comments

  • Trevor

    It also features a great soundtrack by Philip Glass.

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    weight of the air above it which is measured in terms of atmospheric
    pressure. The marine layer and any fogbank it may contain will be
    “squashed” when the pressure is high, and conversely, may expand upwards
    when the pressure above it is lowering.