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PhillColeman

Twilight's Last Gleaming

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Twilight's Last Gleaming Suggested By: PhillColeman

 

Our nation, this year, celebrates the 50th anniversary of our (stated) entry into Vietnam. Burt Lancaster hoped to get America more aware of that entry over 30 years ago during the suppression of the Daniel Ellsberg trials. As a Vietnam vet this film is one of the best on the war... along with Apocalypse Now and Go Tell The Spartans (also a Lancaster anti-war film).

 

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Well I don't know what-all about that (what the OP is talking about) but I have seen this film and read the thriller by Walter Wager. Wager is the guy who (although this is hotly contested) devised the idea for 'Die Hard'.

The book is indeed, a nail-biter. Three convicts from a military prison escape and take over a missile silo; and issue demands.

But the movie is flat and turgid. One of the worst adaptations I've ever seen. Real shame.

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