Sep 18, 2013

Men In Black

This adaptation by director Evan Parsons is a really interesting, motion comic styled adaptation of a pretty dark, tense encounter in Iraq as narrated by Colby Buzzell. It really does a damn good job capturing the chaos and confusion of a soldier trying to keep his cool during a nerve-wracking encounter in an urban warfare situation.

Men in Black is a true story as told by soldier and writer Colby Buzzell about his experience in Iraq. This project is a six minute portion of the feature length documentary 'Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience'. The film recieved an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary, up against ‘Sicko’ by Michael Moore, as well as recieving two Emmys.

The excerpt is really well done, and kind of reminded me of 2008's Waltz With Bashir (Above), which employed a similar visual style to narrate the story of a shell-shocked veteran trying to figure out why he can't remember his involvement during an invasion of Beirut in the 80's.

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