The Fog of War

I watched this on DVD a few years ago, it’s a fascinating film. And now it’s available through Google Videos.

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara is a documentary film about the life and times of Robert S. McNamara. It was directed by Errol Morris and released in December, 2003. The film includes an original score by Philip Glass. It won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature for 2003. The film consists of interviews with former United States Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, detailing his life and the difficult decisions that he made during his career. The term “fog of war” refers to the uncertainty that descends over a battlefield once fighting begins.

Watch this now- Requiem for Detroit

Requiem for Detroit is available on BBC iPlayer until March 20th. You should watch it, it’s incredible.

From being the USA’s fourth largest city in its heyday Detroit has suffered a slow apocalypse, destroyed by- amongst other things- the very cars which made it great. Now nature is reclaiming whole neighbourhoods, schools are closing, historic buildings are decaying and being cannibalised for scrap and the roads are all but empty. Requiem for Detroit takes us for a journey through the city and its history. It’s a powerful, scary film, but with just a hint of optimism at the end.