Wednesday, September 26, 2007
World Bore Two
Ken Burns should have titled this boring mess 'How Grandpa Felt About WW2'. No discussion of politics, strategy, tactics or equipment just a mawkish mess of personal anecdotes and trivia interlaced with long pans of casualties overdubbed with the inevitable tinkling piano music. This tracks nicely with the current neo-marxist fad in history that the true history is not the big picture but the story of the little people involved in the events. So hours are spent about race relations in Mobile Alabama and the race between Patton and Montgomery in Sicily (and Sicily itself) go completely unmentioned. Dull, Dull, Dull, Oh God Its Dull.