The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S McNamara – ABC Film Challenge – Oscar Nominations – W (War) – The Fog of War – Movie Review
Director: Errol Morris
Plot: The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert McNamara.
Runtime: 1 Hour 47 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict on The Fog of War
The Fog of War is a documentary that sees an interview with former Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara. In this interview, we get to see the different situations he faced in his role working under John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson. It shows how he came from a business background and his only conflict experience was in World War II.
This dives into his history before his role before getting involved in the major incidents within the role he took. It shows how he was more against the Vietnam war and his interactions with both Presidents created different results. This is nice to see how somebody who was in a major position of power felt surrounding a major conflict in America’s history.
When this was made, it feels like this would have been the maximum McNamara would have been allowed to say. However, not it could have been blown open even further, giving away even more secrets from the conflict’s point of view.
Final Thoughts – The Fog of War is an interesting documentary.