The lively but somehow slightly distasteful The Americanization of Emily stars James Garner as a WWII naval officer who happens to be a craven coward. While his comrades sail off to their deaths, Garner makes himself scarce, generally hiding out in ... Read More
Great satirical anti war movie. The dissertation by Garner to the British widow is compelling. I recall Garner's real life comment on his purple hearts earned in Korea : \"there's nothing heroic about being blown off a hill\". The movie seemingly fits his view.
Although he was not the first choice to direct it, the hit black comedy MASH established Robert Altman as one of the leading figures of Hollywood's 1970s generation of innovative and irreverent young filmmakers.…Read More