|The story of america as seen through the eyes of former secretary of defense, robert mcnamara. One of the most controversial and influential figures in world politics, he takes us on an insider's journey through many of the seminal events of the 20th century.|
"It will knock your for a loop like no other movie this year! Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Editor's NoteDocumentarian Errol Morris directs THE FOG OF WAR, a captivating look at Robert S. McNamara, who served as the Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. The movie does not exclusively focus on this part of McNamara's career, however, and instead gives a broad overview of the man he was, his multitude of roles--a Harvard Business School graduate, a Colonel in the Air Force during WWII, president of Ford Motor Company--and his opinions on a variety of historical topics. Inspired by two books written by McNamara--IN RETROSPECT (1995) and WILSON'S GHOST (2001)--Morris gives McNamara a forum to talk about the decisions he made and the influence he had during his career. At the age of 85, McNamara has gained necessary perspective to do just that. Sharp as a tack, loaded with charisma, and generally fascinating, McNamara easily carries the film with his revealing interviews. Meanwhile, Morris's use of archival footage--along with maps and other effective visual aids--add context to McNamara's commentary, and Philip Glass's ominous, pulsing score gives the film's important subject matter the gravity it deserves.
|Errol Morris - Director|
|Errol Morris, et al. - Producer|
|Errol Morris, et al., Winner, Best Documentary|
Great Documentary, interesting & revealing!11/27/2012
Had seen part of this before on TV, but had 2 have it for my collection. Very graphic & candid interviews & film coverage.- revealed interesting facts I was previously unaware of. I can see why it won an Academy Award. Having served in the military during the Vietnam era & losing a brother there, I could directly relate.