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The Big Red One

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Worth having

    I consider this movie a good addition to my war collection. Its a little long for my taste but overall it serves its purpose.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    An overlooked masterpiece

    When it was originally released, The Big Red One was a good movie, but now that it has been expanded to more properly meet director Samuel Fuller's original vision of the project, we see the film as an unquestionable masterpiece. It's a big, sprawling look at the 1st infantry's efforts in WWII, from the beaches of Africa to the concentration camps in Czechoslavakia. Lee Marvin is great (as always) as the unflinching harda-- who, at moments, shows his affection for people, such as the moment he accepts his helmet from an Italian girl who has decorated it to look like a bouquet of flowers, or the end when Marvin befriends a mute boy in a concentration camp. Mark Hamill, still in the thick of Star Wars, also has a great role as a soldier who begins to question the morality of the war, stating that he cannot murder anyone. Marvin corrects him, you don't murder animals, you kill them. Late in the movie, Hamill discovers something that changes him completely, making for a most memorable scene in a film filled with memorable moments. Robert Carradine, who most know from Revenge of the Nerds, plays the Sam Fuller character, a cigar-smoking writer who thrills at the moment when he meets a fellow soldier reading his very own book. His best moment comes when he meets a replacement, one of many who he refuses to acknowledge simply because replacements all end up dead. "Will I get it?" the replacement asks. "Why?" Carradine says, removing his cigar, "you think you're somethin' special?" The added footage is all great, adding moments to scenes already in place, such as the embarassing moment where the men help a woman give birth in a German tank, or where they are led to an emplaced weapon by a young boy trying to bury his mother. But the best additions to the movie are huge scenes long thought vanished. The best one is the scene where the men are being held down by a sniper in a ruinous castle. What they find inside is quite startling and leads to one very emotional moment followed by maybe the funniest moment in the film. Also added is a major subplot that follows a German soldier, the one fated to encounter Lee Marvin at the end. We see how the other half lives and how they're not so different from the allies, not always anyhow. On the whole, a great movie that will hopefully be rediscovered as one of the finest films of its kind.

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