LA Times on Burns’ The War: an epic poem

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“[Ken] Burns sometimes gets dinged for being too heartland; a critic for this paper chided his ‘pure Hallmark’ moments. But the whole point here is the contrast, the Hallmark against the horrors,” writes Paul Lieberman in a Los Angeles Times feature about Burns and his upcoming film The War. “He’s not producing a textbook but ‘an epic poem,’ and he’s tried to distinguish his from the other WWII films by focusing on the interplay of home front and war front, using Sacramento, Luverne, Minn., Mobile and Waterbury.”

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