Fear and Desire ★★★½

Very promising, earnest and honest. Yet it struggles to overcome the veneer of amateur and falseness. It’s got a lot of the elements of the greatness that he would achieve later. It’s good, but worse by comparison. It’s got plently of great symbols and images but a little muddled. It’s kind of like a silent film that has sound and it’s weird in that way. I overall strongly liked it. There is a lot to learn from it, and it is important to understanding ideas developed later by Kubrick.

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