Cinema, has since the streamlining of the audiovisual industry, been the main medium through which auteurs have sought to provide the audience with a glimpse into their world through their lens. The fact that these filmmakers sought to provide the world with a glimpse into the horrifying world of war is a commendable feat in itself.

Blood, guts and glory, has always been the clarion call for the valiant and the brave soldiers who spearheaded into enemy territory. With no cause nor thought for their life, what they forgot to visualize was the fact that they were not fighting for their country but for their government.

Unfortunately, the brave men and women, lost their lives fighting a battle that could never be one- the battle against humanity. Hence, we look into a few shots from the absolute bests of the game as we witness the morbid human cost of war; a cost too dear to ignore.

Apocalypse Now

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro

Full Metal Jacket

Directed By Stanley Kubrick

Cinematography By Douglas Milsome

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Directed By David Ayer

Cinematography By Roman Vasyanov


Directed By Oliver Stone

Cinematography By Robert Richardson

Saving Private Ryan

Directed By Steven Spielberg

Cinematography By Janusz Kamiński

The Hurt Locker

Directed By Kathryn Bigelow 

Cinematography By Barry Ackroyd

Dr Strangelove 

Directed By Stanley Kubrick

Cinematography By Gilbert Taylor

Bonus: Haider

Directed By Vishal Bhardwaj

Cinematography By Pankaj Kumar

Bonus: Pan’s Labyrinth

Directed By Guillermo Del Toro

Cinematography By Guillermo Navarro

War is a terrifying fact of our world, and whenever it happens the entirety of our hallowed Earth goes for a toss. The fact that we have taken war as a synonym for glory is a discourse that needs to take place in our society which, unfortunately, is not talked about enough. 

The fact that still stands is our mortal and incessant romanticism of martyrdom but is immortality through plaques a necessity to celebrate scores of the dead?

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Sources: Blogger’s own opinion

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