Eagles, Brothers, and Chase

Hit the Memorial Day viewing trifecta yesterday. My favorite ridiculous WWII action movie, “Where Eagles Dare,” my favorite episode of “Band of Brothers” (Lt. Speers leads the attack on Foy), then caught “Losing Chase” on HBO. What a great little movie that is – Kevin Bacon as the officer who escorts the body of a KIA marine to the man’s home in Montana.  On the surface, it’s just the particulars about how bodies are cleaned, prepared, transported (with great care, in each case), but the accumulated details add up to a deeply felt accounting of a sacrificed life. Very simple, very powerful – I think it’s among the best things Bacon has done.

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