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2022-03-20 08:01
The Fog of War is subtitled "Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert McNamara". These 11 lessons about national policy, military strategy, and even government public relations come from McNamara, a World War II field commander, former Ford Motor Company CEO, and former Kennedy and Johnson administration The Secretary of Defense's own account of his own experience   even includes his covert support for the mutineers during the Vietnam War. At the same time, in the film, he recalled major events in his political career, disclosed unknown facts, and warned the audience that "what they see and believe is often wrong.   "
In director Errol Morris' interview with McNamara, it can be seen that the tough, old soldier who likes to teach others, on the one hand, admits some mistakes he has made in strategy, politics and morality, on the other hand, he Again trying to downplay the impact of these mistakes   . The director rarely asks questions in the film, but it is clear that the direction of the film is to make McNamara reveal more about issues such as the Vietnam War   .
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  • Marcellus 2022-03-20 09:03:09

    The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Documentary.

  • Demarco 2022-03-20 09:03:09

    A must-see for international politics majors. In addition, it is also a model of interview documentaries.

The Fog of War quotes

  • Robert McNamara: One of the lessons I learnt early on, was never say never... never, never, never... never say never. And secondly, never answer the question that is asked of you. Answer the question that you wished that was asked of you and quite frankly I follow that rule, it's a really good rule.

  • Robert McNamara: If we can't persuade nations with comparable values of the merits of our cause, we'd better reexamine our reasoning.

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