Movie Review: The Fog of War

Errol Morris documentary film concerning life of Robert McNamara

Arts, Editorial / ,

24 August 2008

 

4 of 5 stars

I’d heard of this film. I read about Errol Morris as an accomplished documentarian for a few years now. Under the windy rain of what was once tropical storm Fay, I made some pasta and sat down for an immerssive lesson on history, politics, war, and about a man who for better or worse helped steer the U.S.A. through some of the most harrowing times of our young country’s existence.

I particularly enjoyed the editing and film stylizations – the quick cuts over myriad statistical documents replete with facts, figures, charts, graphs – statistical enumeration of humanity through war, commerce, and once again war. Brilliant film.

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