WWII: A War Even Filmdom Can Love
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Were "The Great Raid" a portent of things to come from Miramax Films in the post-Weinstein era, then the suits at Disney would deserve a round of applause for dumping the brothers Bob and Harvey.
"The Great Raid," which opens today in area theaters, is a World War II picture that acts like Vietnam never happened - or at least never infected our view of past and present conflicts - and the doctrine of moral equivalence never made it out of antiwar academia.
Set in the Japanese-run Cabanatuan prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines, the movie's overarching ethos can be summed up thus: "The Japs fought a filthy war."
The words are columnist Mark Steyn's, who, in writing about the 60th anniversary of the dropping of …
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Publication information: Article title: WWII: A War Even Filmdom Can Love. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: August 12, 2005. Page number: D01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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