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Fog Of War (2003)

Director: Errol Morris     Starring: Mcnamara,Robert
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40239840
UPC: 043396019164
UPC 14: 00043396019164
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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.

"Astonishing, mesmerizing, and sometimes horrifying! Chilling on so many levels.  Bruce Handy, VANITY FAIR
"It will knock your for a loop like no other movie this year!  Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Editor's Note
Documentarian 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/1/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 107 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 01916
Video UPC UPC: 00043396019164
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Errol Morris - Director
Video Cast Info Errol Morris, et al. - Producer


Oscar (2004)
Video Award Name Errol Morris, et al., Winner, Best Documentary

Professional Reviews

Film Comment
"...The vivid formal touches that infuse FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL are [here]..." 11/01/2003 p.73-4

Rolling Stone
"...It will knock you for a loop like no other movie this year..." 12/25/2003 p.118

Entertainment Weekly
"...A stunning portrait of Robert S. McNamara....His answers to questions about war and peace build, via Morris' compositional artistry, to an exquisite peak of ambiguity and remorse..." 12/19/2003 p.55

New York Times
"[A] sober, beautifully edited documentary portrait of the former United States defense secretary Robert S. McNamara." 12/19/2003 p.E13

Los Angeles Times
"Never one to shy away from challenges, Morris has come up with one of the best documentaries of this or any year." 12/19/2003 p.C20

USA Today
"[With] fly-on-the-wall recollections by a subject who can bring history alive..." 12/19/2003 p.7E

Sight and Sound
"THE FOG OF WAR is handsomely assembled..." 04/01/2004 p.49

"[T]he old Cold Warrior seizes what may prove to be his last chance to make peace with history. Riveting." 09/01/2004 p.138

Wall Street Journal
"McNamara] spoke straight to the camera at the age of 85 in Errol Morris's haunting, troubling documentary." 03/12/2010

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Mcnamara,Robert
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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