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War-  not as entertainment or infotainment (1)

Jason Parkes
 
Catch-22
Catch-22
"And some thought war to be absurd after WWII- here was a reason why. See also Dr Strangelove, A Hard Rains a Gonna Fall, It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)."
The World At War - Special Collectors Edition [DVD]
The World At War - Special Collectors Edition [DVD]
"Definitive WWII documentary. Obligatory viewing and sometimes in colour, thus negating The Second World War in Colour."
Tokyo Olympiad [VHS]
Tokyo Olympiad [VHS]
"Ichikawa's war classics The Burmese Harp & Fires on the Plain are disturbingly unavailable."
Shoah [VHS]
Shoah [VHS]
"Choose this over Life is Beautiful and Schindler's List, please..."
If This Is a Man / The Truce
If This Is a Man / The Truce
"This should be read by everyone."
Cold War: Volume 1 - Iron Curtain [VHS]
Cold War: Volume 1 - Iron Curtain [VHS]
"Remember when the BBC made programmes prior to the History Zone or bulk repeats of The Entertainers or I Love 1982 with Stuart Maconie and some other nobody."
Christ Stopped at Eboli (Penguin Modern Classics)
Christ Stopped at Eboli (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Very good film adaptation also- sadly unavailable."
M*A*S*H* [VHS]
M*A*S*H* [VHS]
"More relevant than ever."
Casualties Of War [DVD]
Casualties Of War [DVD]
"The effects of Nam on morality- see also the bombing of Cambodia, My-Lai etc."
The Naked and the Dead (Flamingo modern classics)
The Naked and the Dead (Flamingo modern classics)
"Mailer's World War II classic."
The Plague (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Plague (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Camus's brilliant allegory of occupation."
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
"How should war crimes be dealt with?- don't ask the US, who have opted out of the ICC."
Salo [VHS]
Salo [VHS]
"Vile stuff- but a million times more honest than schmaltz like Life is Beautiful & Schindler's List. Definitely the Nazi zeitgeist."
Hiroshima (Penguin Modern Classics)
Hiroshima (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Detail of the dropping of the first atom bomb: a severe weapon of mass destruction."
The Thin Red Line [VHS] [1999]
The Thin Red Line [VHS] [1999]
"Terence Malick's brilliant war film, far superior to Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan or drivel like Band of Brothers."
Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris
Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris
"Better read this than watch Spielberg's hyper-reality- ooh, the opening 20minutes are more real than the real thing- F*ck Off!"
Schindler's Ark
Schindler's Ark
"I've got issues with the admittidly brilliant film; here is the book that it was based on. A major achievment."
The Deer Hunter [DVD] [1979]
The Deer Hunter [DVD] [1979]
"A key Vietnam film- the Russian roulette notion more symbolic than actual."
The Man in the High Castle (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Man in the High Castle (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Alternate end to WWII- ripped off for Fatherland."
Europa Europa [VHS] [1990]
Europa Europa [VHS] [1990]
"Bizarre true story."
Das Boot - The Directors Cut [1981] [VHS]
Das Boot - The Directors Cut [1981] [VHS]
"One of the finest WWII war films and evidence that German's were human's also."
Empire Of The Sun :
Empire Of The Sun :
"Ballard's brilliant semi-autobiographical novel. Avoid Spielberg's film (unless you want to discuss camerawork)"
Stalingrad
Stalingrad
"Read this rather than watching the silly film Enemy at the Gates."
The Killing Fields [VHS]
The Killing Fields [VHS]
"Bruce Robinson's brilliant screenplay depicting the world created by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Henry Kissinger. Perhaps this is why the ICC is a bad idea in American eyes?"
Three Kings [VHS] (1999)
Three Kings [VHS] (1999)
"Hardcore satire- has now been replaced by jingoism and films that lie, such as We Were Soldiers & Black Hawk Down. Bring on the fireworks show! (and the 4th biggest oil reserve in the world)."