Sep 28, 2006

the Duke, patriotism, and war

Sadly, Stanley Crouch's essay on John Wayne's patriotism doesn't mention The Green Berets. I can understand the omission, since it's not a John Ford film, but it does more to demonstrate Wayne's view of war than any other movie. (We'll leave Jet Pilot out of the discussion.)

Incidentally, I'm showing snippets of The Green Berets tomorrow in my junior lit classes, since we're studying "Vietnam in the public imagination."

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