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A history podcast with a twist: Friendly Fire uses war movies as a point of entry on not only the history of war, but the history of how societies think about war. John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison dissect movies from throughout the history of cinema, talk about film production, pedantic quibbles with costumes and airplanes, and keep you laughing the entire time.

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A history podcast with a twist: Friendly Fire uses war movies as a point of entry on not only the history of war, but the history of how societies think about war. John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison dissect movies from throughout the history of cinema, talk about film production, pedantic quibbles with costumes and airplanes, and keep you laughing the entire time.

    The Final Countdown (1980)

    The Final Countdown (1980)

    Is this a film about having the ability to change the course of history—but realizing that's just a paradox, or is this an American self-esteem picture with an easy out? On today's episode Adam, Ben and John stay out of visual contact while reviewing this 1980 sci-fi classic.

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    Next Film: Their Finest (2016)

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    • 1h 15 min
    The Night of the Generals (1967)

    The Night of the Generals (1967)

    Is this a film that shows the ripple effect of one of many World War 2 atrocities, or is it a deeper look at the psyche of a detective and their case that spans decades. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John still have much in common while they review this 1967 mystery!

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    Next Film: The Final Countdown (1980)

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    • 1h 10 min
    Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

    Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

    Does this film create a metaphor equating the nature of service and valor to War during wintertime, or is this simply an expanded story Fuller wanted to tell about the versatility of wartime? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John are over the hump—while reviewing this 1951 drama.

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    Next Film: The Night of the Generals (1967)

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    • 1h 2 min
    The Steel Helmet (1951)

    The Steel Helmet (1951)

    Does this film give a first glimpse of what the Korean War looked like, or is it an even bigger stare at American culture in the 1950s? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John forgot to take off the price tag—while reviewing this 1951 drama.

    The introduction for today’s episode was The Soldiers, by William Childress

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    Next Film: Fixed Bayonets (1951)

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    • 1h 18 min
    Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

    Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

    Did this film help spark a "new" Vietnam conversation, or did it simply catapult Robin Williams into Mrs. Doubtfire stardom? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John can't even make fun of Richard Nixon—while they review this 1987 Comedy.

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    Next Film: The Steel Helmet (1951)

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    • 1h 22 min
    Cross of Iron (1977)

    Cross of Iron (1977)

    Can a story from the bad guy's POV have the same emotional pull as a story based on the good guys— or is this movie just representative of pre-80s war films? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John prepare for the next one, while reviewing this 1977 drama.




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    Next Film: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) 

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    • 1h 30 min

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