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The fog of war : eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara

Author: Errol MorrisMichael WilliamsJulie Bilson AhlbergRobert ChappellRobert S McNamaraAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of American politics and military policies as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara is a controversial and influential political figure. He offers a candid journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers insights into the 1945 fire bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Interviews
Named Person: Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Errol Morris; Michael Williams; Julie Bilson Ahlberg; Robert Chappell; Robert S McNamara; Philip Glass; @Radical.media (Firm); Globe Department Store (Firm); SenArt Films (Firm); Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm); Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
ISBN: 1404941665 9781404941663
OCLC Number: 54534219
Language Note: English language track with optional subtitles in French, Portuguese, Spanish or Japanese. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Includes 24 additional scenes, Robert S. McNamara's 10 lessons from his life in politics, and television spots.
Credits: Directors of photography, Peter Donahue, Bob Chappell ; editors, Karen Schmeer, Doug Abel, Chyld King ; original music, Philip Glass.
Performer(s): Featuring Robert S. McNamara.
Awards: Academy Award winner: 2003 Best Documentary Feature.
Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. and b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby digital 5.1.
Contents: 1. Start --
2. Robert S. McNamara --
3. The Cuban Missile Crisis --
4. Lesson #1 : empathize with your enemy --
5. Tommy Thompson --
6. Lesson #2 : rationality will not save us --
7. 1992 --
8. 1918 --
9. Lesson #3 : there's something beyond one's self --
10. Statistical control --
11. Lesson #4 : maximize efficiency --
12. The firebombing of Tokyo --
13. Lesson #5 : proportionality should be a guideline --
14. The Vietnam picture --
15. The Ford Motor Company --
16. Lesson #6 : get the data --
17. President Kennedy --
18. Lesson #7 :belief and seeing are both often wrong --
19. Rolling Thunder --
20. 1995 --
21. Lesson #8 : be prepared to reexamine your reasoning --
22.Agent Orange --
23. Lesson #9 : in order to do good, you may have to engage in evil --
24. The march on the Pentagon --
25. Lesson #10 : never say never --
26. The Medal of Freedom --
27. Lesson #11 : you can't change human nature --
28. Epilogue.
Other Titles: Eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara
Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics presents @radical.media & SenArt Films production in association with the Globe Department Store ; producers, Michael Williams, Julie Ahlberg ; produced & directed by Errol Morris.

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The story of American politics and military policies as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara is a controversial and influential political figure. He offers a candid journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers insights into the 1945 fire bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War.

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