John Gravener comments: > Also, the point, in my opinion, of an anti-war film is not the > possibility of one being hurt, maimed, or killed in war, BUT the > possibility of having to hurt, maim, or kill another human being. A > point not yet discussed here. > > Just my humble opinion. And this is rather a weakness of the film, I think, since the Germans by and large are not seen as "poor bastards trying to kill some other poor bastard so they won't be killed" (as Gen. Patton/Scott puts it). I have no brief for Bittberg revisionism, but why is the only German we see up close a parody of the Ubermensch stereotype? A film like MIDNIGHT CLEAR does a better job of exploring those complexities, not to mention DAS BOOT or even IRON CROSS. Don Larsson ---------------------- Donald Larsson, Mankato State U (MN) [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.