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November 3, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
HOLLYWOOD has always been fascinated with the Armed Services. In fact, the very first movie to win a best picture Oscar was the 1927 World War I epic, "Wings." Though the Army, Navy and Air Force have been well represented on the big screen, they have been outranked by the Marine Corps. Over the decades Marine movies have run the gamut from the "Halls of Montezuma," "To the Shores of Tripoli" with "A Few Good Men" thrown in for good measure.
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November 3, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
HOLLYWOOD has always been fascinated with the Armed Services. In fact, the very first movie to win a best picture Oscar was the 1927 World War I epic, "Wings." Though the Army, Navy and Air Force have been well represented on the big screen, they have been outranked by the Marine Corps. Over the decades Marine movies have run the gamut from the "Halls of Montezuma," "To the Shores of Tripoli" with "A Few Good Men" thrown in for good measure.
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November 4, 2005 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
WHAT keeps a well-made film from achieving greatness? How does a motion picture with impressive parts end up a less than compelling whole? When the film is as strong in its elements as "Jarhead," no single factor is strong enough to do the fatal damage. Rather, an intricate web of interlocking reasons undermines the structure from within without anyone noticing what is happening.
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