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The War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (2007)

I’ve been taking my time watching these Tivo’d episodes of this fifteen-hour documentary; it’s frankly too upsetting to watch more than an hour at a time. Burns is something of a sentimentalist, but those aspects are easy to ignore. The reason to watch this is for the raw footage, through which those people in those places in those times doing those things become these people in these places in these times doing these things. An astonishing document.

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