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Whether it is the other-worldly modern suburbia of American Beauty or the human frailty he brings to the gangster train crash that is Road to Perdition, Mendes can shine a light that reflects brilliance while casting shadows. The second half is a water torture of directionless boredom, as the viewer watches hyped-up and stressed-out terrified kids waiting to kill or be killed, while the war is being won from ten thousand feet above their heads.

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Oscar Award-winning, Reading-born Mendes combines documentary-like realism and set-piece cinematography to bring the desert and the marines alive in front of uarhead very eyes. Jarhead text file 3. There are voices during the film making the case for protecting oil profits in the west as the primary motivator for going to war and the contradiction of fighting enemy soldiers, armed by their own politicians, while there are counter voices for the defence.


The marines that are killed during the film are killed by friendly-fire or during training. In Jarhead the viewer shares with the protagonists the ordinariness of the extra-ordinary and the hypnotic profoundness of the everyday.

In response to all of this, Swofford himself has kept pretty tight-lipped, while the usual cheerleaders on both sides have been having a field day. Humans are complicated creatures and, in their most dark desperate and lonely times, are complex and unfathomable.

Jarhead, directed by Sam Mendes.

Are the film and book anti-war? Jarhead is yet another Sam Mendes tour de force. But by taking such polar extremes of being pro-war or anti-war when it comes to criticising the telling of a story from the jarheda of view of a young man that has gone to war and come back to tell the tale, is at best simplistic.

And to be jjarhead that is only to be expected when the film is released while there are still US and UK troops in Iraq. It is in every sense a film of two halves. Just like his previous big-budget outings, Jarhead adds an abstract or almost surreal quality to the very real and mundane nature of one aspect of the US way of life — this time it is modern warfare.


The first half shows the brutal training regime that dehumanises the twenty-year-old into a killing machine to be directed by politicians. There is cheerleading for the camaraderie of jarehad in arms, but at the same time there are clear examples of the absurdity and brutality of modern warfare.