The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

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The McNamara Project ( USA )

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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

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Errol Morris

Interviewer (voice)

Robert McNamara

Himself

Fidel Castro

Himself (archive footage)

Barry Goldwater

Himself (archive footage)

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Documentary about Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, who subsequently became president of the World Bank. The documentary combines an interview with Mr. McNamara discussing some of the tragedies and glories of the 20th Century, archival footage, documents, and an original score by Philip Glass.


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Lizzy

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I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.26 July 2012

I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.

Mad About Movies

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Thanks07 May 2012

This has good reviews, I just cant fathom parting with my money to see it.

Lizzy

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Thanks for that comment good to know.26 August 2011

Thanks for that comment good to know.

Mad About Movies

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thanks18 July 2011

Thanks for commenting, helps us to know if we should check it out.

celticbhoy

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insightful07 June 2011

Some very insightful stuff. I love it when McNamara was asked about Vietnam and he went on to pitch the three books that he wrote. That part was in the extras on the DVD. Lesson 12 for me was "Never pass up an opportunity to make a buck."

richie74

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good doc27 April 2011

worth viewing

type casting

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Great documentary01 February 2010

Using archival footage, United States Cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the eighty-five-year-old Robert McNamara, The Fog of War depicts his life, from his birth during the First World War remembering the time American troops returned from Europe, to working as a WWII Whiz Kid... more

Netsk8er

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B+

A must see for war movie seekers.... The "inside" story07 January 2010

What amazes me about this film is how such a brilliant person can detach himself from war and death as if it were a matter of lying about quality control (aka, Ford Motor Co.). The deaths of hundreds of thousands of people are channeled through this man with very little to show for it and he will... more

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