I originally saw this in the early 90's at Richard Judy's house. Undoubtedly, we had just finished watching some Baseball Tonight and were settling onto Mrs. Judy's couch with a box of Peanut Butter Crunch and some sweet iced tea. Glory days!
Back then, I was disappointed in this film. I had had heard it was a war classic! What was up with all the long shots at a wedding and Meryl Streep being all pouty and shit? Give me some Russian Roulette, bitches!
Upon re-watching this film, I enjoyed it a bit more. Still, give me Apocolpyse Now any day.
A few thoughts --
1. For some reason, I had forgotten De Niro was in this. How could I have done that?
2. Christopher Walken sure has feminine features, don't he?
3. The first Russian Roulette scene is riveting. The later one near the end is a bit silly but necessary for dramatical purposes.
4. What was I thinking back in the early 90's? Those Pittsburgh scenes are faboo.
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