Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Film note: Emperor

This movie, Emperor, was interesting, in its narrative and visuals, but I wouldn't put much stock in it as a history; and while Tommy Lee Jones is always fun to watch, he didn't show much similarity to MacArthur.

A decade ago, I wrote a piece for what was then called Tech Central Station arguing for MacArthur's relevance to what was then called the War on Terror. My drawing of that connection, in retrospect, looks pretty strained, though the MacArthur speech passage on science that I quoted is worth reading.

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