O'Hara at War

JOH Keeps 'Intellectual' Out of Trouble

David Denby, in a review of Redacted, a new film by Brian De Palma that looks at a US Army platoon in Iraq, writes in the 19 November 2007 issue of The New Yorker:

'Readacted' is a low-budget experimental film without stars, although there are remnants of the traditional Second World movie. The rough vessels of democracy here include a house intellectual, who reads John O'Hara [emphasis added] and stays out of trouble; the diarist, who thinks his video will get him into film school; two racist buffoons; and a straight arrow named Lawyer McCoy, who tries to argue them out of what they want to do.'

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