Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fog of War

Moments ago I finished watching Fog of War, a documentary about Robert McNamara, former Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War that Matt recommended during our conversation last night.  It was fascinating and had a lot of great quotes in it about his leadership during the war.  

I knew nothing of this film until last night, and went to rent it immediately.  It has been incredibly helpful to look at how another approached a similar subject matter (ours will focus more on the Montagnard-American relationship than the Vietnam War), and how the story was crafted without any narration.  McNamara himself acts as the narrator, which is how I am approaching our film.  I prefer to have the interviewees be the voices, but we will see how that works out once we get the rough cut prepared.

More to come later.

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