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Wednesday, May 21, 2008


'Standard Operating Procedure'

Errol Morris's documentary about Abu Ghraib is startling, not because of the now infamous images (though they have not lost their capacity to startle), but because Morris is sincerely interested in the people who took them. Framed by Sabrina Harman's increasingly uneasy letters home to her lesbian partner, Standard Operating Procedure seeks answers to questions that are usually purely rhetorical: Who would do such a thing to another human being? And why would you want to photograph it? (See movie times..) ANNIE WAGNER


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It's a bizarre thing to do, but I am profoundly grateful she did. Otherwise we'd never know. Hearing the stories is nothing like seeing the corpses and the abuse.

Posted by Fnarf | May 21, 2008 1:21 PM

once upon a time there was a very big coffin.

so big was the coffin that the undertaker put the whole cast inside and slammed the door shut.
The End

Posted by buried | May 21, 2008 7:15 PM

hehrrow their. Just hopping all is well in your neck of the woods.

Posted by blue | May 21, 2008 7:16 PM

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