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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Film critics Dana Stevens of Slate and Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman join us for the month of October to talk about films. This week: the fall crop of films about the War on Terror.

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Owen Gleiberman and Dana Stevens
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Comments [3]

Daniel from Brooklyn

One thing they didn't have time to get into is films about the war -- or about the state of things in America in the midst of war -- that are not _explicitly_ about the war. We live in a time when everything is supposed to be literal, and I sometimes feel obliged to point out that a film like George Romero's _Land of the Dead_ is about more than just a bunch of zombies laying siege to a gated community amid the wreckage of a great nation.

Oct. 11 2007 11:00 AM
Ron from Upper Eastside

Could Owen please elaborate on the acting he was not convinced by in "Redacted"?

Oct. 11 2007 10:48 AM
BJ from Brooklyn

You should probably mention that all these films have been total flops, so it seems that in that sense at least they are not films about 'what the war means to the American people'.

Oct. 11 2007 10:36 AM

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