From the early race to build gliders to the D-Day invasion at Normandy and Nazi Germany's final surrender, "Silent Wings - The American Glider Pilots of WWII" narrated by Hal Holbrook, ... See full summary »
As a liberal who remembers Goldwater's run for the presidency, I was impressed by this honest portrayal of my adolescent "enemy." His libertarian ideals were well represented, even his stance against desegregation (that one cost him.) In the end I still couldn't agree with his opinions, but was thrilled to hear him express himself so freely and candidly. Particularly his comments about how Falwell needed a good kick in the ass! Should be seen by those who aren't afraid to hear the other side. It didn't hurt me one bit.
Delightful surprises were his talented photography and his piloting skills. Seems to have sired an decent brood. His granddaughter did him proud with this film.
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