Friday, February 08, 2008

Tunes of Glory

Good script, good performances, good direction, good all around. They do not make movies like this any more. Susannah York's first movie. Alec Guinness sports red hair.

John Mills' character was driven to complete mental destruction by (I did not see this one coming) waterboarding, which he describes in harrowing, clinical detail. You know, waterboarding: that torture that isn't torture when George Bush says it isn't. Except in the character's case, the waterboarders weren't security subcontractors in Mesopatamia, but the Nazis.

Hitler probably didn't have time to pretend that torture wasn't torture, seeing as he was busy driving his country to utter ruin and bringing war to countless millions ... Which means that George Bush isn't even as honest as Hitler.

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