The Movie: The Big Red One (1980)
What Is It?: Sam Fuller poured his WWII experiences into a book that became a movie that became a shard of what he intended it to be when UA started meddling. That under-two-hours theatrical release is not your assignment today. I hope you cleared three hours in your schedule, because this motherfucker is looooong. But it is funny and rewarding and insane and completely uncompromising in its depiction of the camaraderie and luck that gets one through the horrors of combat.
Why Today?: Today is VE Day.