Sunday, April 22, 2012

Das Boot

This week's World War II film is Das Boot - Wolfgang Petersen's epic submarine movie... It is, I think, basically a Howard Hawks movie, men in a tight and dangerous corner - like Only Angels Have Wings or Rio Bravo - surrounded and outnumbered with nothing but your courage and stubbornness and your Captain (or sheriff) to carry you along. And, I might as well say, a damned fine Howard Hawks film at that.

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