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The Beast, a classic example of a foreign unwanted Army.
on November 22, 1998
The Beast is a movie I could sit and watch time and time again. The men in the tank dutifully follow the tank commander. All except one. They don't realize he is reliving his boyhood exploits as a "Russian Tank Destroyer" The cinematography in this movie is so extraordinary. The first time I saw the movie, at the end I had to take a shower,because I felt dusty, I could almost taste it. The anxiety communicated by the crew after they killed the deer was waring. I rate this movie with the Humphrey Bogart version of Sahara. While the propaganda value of Sahara was measured in Patriotic Ferver. The combative value of The Beast could be realized in the transmitted smell of fear and burning transmission fluid, it made me think of two words. "Let's Talk!" If we are able to juxtapose ourselves onto the screen as Martin Scorsese propounds. As a crew member I would have had to shoot the Tank Commander, after he cut down the Afgani Liason Officer. I would not want to wait to be next. The demons of war are bad enough without having one as a boss. firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Joseph Driscoll