Did anyone else catch the TCM Premiere of this film during their Korean War Movie Marathon this past week? I was absolutely blown away by the film, the score (Elmer Bernstein), camerawork, and the way it depicted soldiers' psyche of being "in war" on the battlefield (several characters are depicted as "sick"; clearly battle-scarred and psychologically messed up).
It reminded me a lot of "The Steel Helmet"; a tough look at warfare and how it affects the men involved. War is brutal in this film, and is portrayed as such. There are a lot of interesting camera movements/moments, pretty good acting all around, and at the end: Aldo Ray
wields a flame thrower to take out some remaining Koreans, which is pretty awesome.
Did anyone else see this? And can you guys recommend some more films like this?
(PS. Mann's birthday is Wednesday and TCM is showing more of his flicks then)