I wonder what people make of the significance of a very
bloody war film about the actual toll of war on human bodies
at a time when for the United States (at least) war has been
reduced to an entirely technological affair of 'smart' bombs
(how smart can they be if they kill and maim?) and killing
at the furthest possible distance from the manipulation and
touch of the human hand?
Could this add new meaning to the film's use of *hand*-held
Edward R. O'Neill
General Education Program/Sociology Dept.
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama.