Saturday, November 10, 2007

What's on tonight

Go figure that an Italian Communist, of all people, would make what is quite possibly the best film about an insurgency and the effort to fight it. Evenhanded in its portrayal, yet unflinching in showing the brutality both sides committed, no one comes out looking very good, which unsurprisingly enough is what happens in a real insurgency. It's worth it alone for Jean Martin's monologue in the second video above. I've wanted to see this movie for a very long time and just happened to catch almost all of it on TCM tonight. Now that I've seen it, I'll definitely be purchasing it...or getting someone to purchase it for me. It is that time of year, after all.