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Two Down and One to Go (1945)

Documentary short film produced by the U.S. Army, intended to enlighten the American public on the final thrust of the Allied war effort in Europe and on the plans for the return home of American forces.

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Frank Capra

Writer:

Anthony Veiller
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Documentary short film produced by the U.S. Army, intended to enlighten the American public on the final thrust of the Allied war effort in Europe and on the plans for the return home of American forces.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1945 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Not a Fan of Military Propaganda
6 July 2019 | by KyleLichtSee all my reviews

The script is in the shot by like three inches. Come on US Government. Come on Frank Capra! It surprises me that a director as profound as Frank Capra directed this film. I don't know much about Capra and his history or personality, but I've seen It's a Wonderful Life and I understand he's won 3 Oscars and two of his films won Best Picture. The film is US military nationalism and propaganda. It's essentially about how Japan is the final enemy and that they have to be crushed, since they're a threat that refuses to quit. A lot of the film is animation and explanation of how the draft works, what their military plans are, and where on the map the good and bad guys are. After 15 minutes of watching, I feel as if I haven't learned much except that Burma is now Myanmar and Attu is an island in Alaska (and I learned those by looking them up after seeing the names in the film). It's really awkward and obvious that the military is trying to convince us that it's good to bomb Japan and that enlisting is a good choice.


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