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Posts tagged ‘World War II’

Friday Forgotten Film: In Harm’s Way

Even when his films began to experience critical and financial failures in the mid-60s, Preminger’s still held your eye and interest. Likely the initial film of these so-called bombs would also be the first of his I actually saw on the big screen at the local movie theater. In Harm’s Way. It’s my contention the film’s forgotten somewhat because it’s not listed among either the director’s or the film’s leading man’s best. That’d be unfair for it was a better drama than given credit, perhaps disregarded because of its war film heritage.

TMT: “This list… is an absolute good.”

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. Two quite separate but relatable things induced this particular theatre, movie memory. The first being last month’s initial-viewing of the 2004 thought-provoking documentary, Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust. The other being my colleague ckckred’s 2012 piece, Stanley Kubrick on Schindler’s List I only recently found:

“Schindler’s List is perhaps the highest praised film of the last twenty years and one of the most heralded. Though Kubrick does have a valid point, I feel he’s missing the message of Schindler’s List. Spielberg’s story not only was about the Holocaust, but the redemption of a man. Oskar Schindler’s rescue of hundred of Jews is not only heroic and brave, but also touching to the audiences.”