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World War II Marathon: Cross Of Iron (1977)
« on: March 24, 2010, 12:11:17 PM »
Cross Of Iron (1977)

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A very wise man recently made a point that I find myself agreeing with the more I think about it, most anti-war movies are inherently pro-soldier. Looking back at most war movies I am a fan of that happen to have anti-war messages I am finding that those movies hold true to this point. Despite itís brazen disregard for military officers Cross Of Iron would also fall into the anti-war/pro-soldier category. Sam Peckinpah loves the common soldiers, itís the officers he canít stand. I donít think the anti-war/pro-soldier theme is a major one in Cross Of Iron, or most war movies actually, but it is there and recognizing that does add another dimension to the film.

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