02 October 2007

The War

Being a history buff, I was interested in the new ww2 documentary running on pbs. working umpteen hours a day made it a little difficult, and i've thusfar only seen about fifteen minutes of one episode. i wasn't impressed with what i did see. ww2 wasn't defined by racial tensions in defense plants in mobile, alabama, and if you make a ww2 documentary that can go without mentioning any of the combatant nations besides the united states for 15 minutes, you're probably leaving out the big picture.

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1 comment:

Jason Prothero said...

You should probably keep watching. 15 minutes of a 15 hour documentary is not much to judge on.

Ken Burns focused on 4 "typical" towns in the US and used the people in those cities to tell the story of the war. Not just what happened but how it affected people.

Pretty good so far (I've seen about 2.5 episodes. But it is way too long to cram into one week (TiVo is a savior).