Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: December 19, 2003
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ShannonP.Jul 10, 2006
This should be required viewing in every college and high school history class touching on American history. Those who would so readily crown WW II era Americans as "the greatest generation" can contemplate the little discussed fire bombing This should be required viewing in every college and high school history class touching on American history. Those who would so readily crown WW II era Americans as "the greatest generation" can contemplate the little discussed fire bombing and burning of dozens of Japanese cities and tens of thousands of civilian women and children. If, as McNamara argues, "proportionality" is a key standard for judging war time behavior, then. Expand
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harrisonMay 16, 2011
The best documentary ever made.

The music is beautiful and haunting, The film is a fantastic send off to McNamara, a man who is certainly going to hell when he dies.
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WillieG.May 22, 2006
Very well done, nearly every moment was gripping from start to finish. I'm not old enough to have experienced the periods of history covered in the film, yet this film hit home with me as a born & bred citizen. I would encourage and Very well done, nearly every moment was gripping from start to finish. I'm not old enough to have experienced the periods of history covered in the film, yet this film hit home with me as a born & bred citizen. I would encourage and invite anyone to see this film at least once, particularly any fellow Americans old enough to comprehend the ultimate societal breakdown known as war. Expand
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drlowdonMay 25, 2013
This film really plays out as a biography of the life of Robert S McNamara, former secretary of defence for both Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Unlike many current politicians though he comes across as both honest and sincere, readilyThis film really plays out as a biography of the life of Robert S McNamara, former secretary of defence for both Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Unlike many current politicians though he comes across as both honest and sincere, readily admitting that he made mistakes during his time in office.

The main focus of the film is on WWII, Vietnam and the Cold War with some frightening insights into just how close seemingly reasonable people can come to nuclear war. McNamara discusses the role of himself and others in a frank manner communicating what he has learnt in his remarkable life.

It would have been nice to hear from others involved in the eras discussed but overall The Fog of War is a fairly intriguing watch.
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