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« #15 : February 10, 2011, 05:32:11 PM »

I didn't see any potential in the serious scenes, so it comes off as an action movie that desperately wants to impress critics. I'm sure if I read the book, I'd have a different opinion.



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« #16 : February 10, 2011, 07:51:51 PM »

That's fair enough. It seems to me the movie couldn't decide whether it was a topical drama or a straight war film and suffered accordingly. Playing up the romances was a bad idea, even if it means more Claudia, and seemed a pretty blatant attempt to get some female butts in the seats. I'd give the film credit for casting real French actors as Frenchmen, but then there's George Segal in the corner and Vietnamese characters speaking Cantonese. And the Vietnamese desert was pretty bad too.



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« #17 : July 27, 2012, 07:58:44 AM »

Interesting analysis of the film's source novel, Les Centurions.

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2011/01/david_petraeus_wants_this_french_novel_back_in_print.html

Apparently a $60 American version was reprinted in 2011, which is positively thrifty compared to the $1,000 (!) used copies on Amazon and e-Bay.



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