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The Critical view - The art of war

The autumn epidemic of films dealing with the US's entanglement in Iraq and Afghanistan has launched dozens of features and op-ed pieces but predictably, most of these were written before many of the films had surfaced. So pundits were limited to commenting on the fact that, whereas most of 1970s Vietnam films (Coming Home, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now) were nurtured in the Hollywood incubator for three or more years after America's traumatic withdrawal, the ...

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