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Title:
The fog of war eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara
Author:
Morris, Errol.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now, he offers a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture documentary in 2003.

Includes 24 additional scenes; Robert S. McNamara's 10 lessons from his life in politics; TV spots.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French

Japanese

Portuguese

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for images and thematic issues of war and destruction.
ISBN:
9781404941663
UPC:
043396019164
Format :
DVD

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Former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara is the sole focus of documentarian Errol Morris' The Fog of War, a film that not only analyzes McNamara's controversial decisions during the first half of the Vietnam War, but also his childhood upbringing, his education at Berkeley and Harvard, his involvement in World War II, and his later years as president of the World Bank. Culling footage from almost 20 hours of interviews with the Secretary, Morris details key moments from McNamara's career, including the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and President Kennedy's suggestions to the Secretary that the U.S. remove itself from Vietnam. Throughout the film, the 85-year-old McNamara expounds his philosophies on international conflict, and shows regret and pride in equal measure for, respectively, his mistakes and accomplishments. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi