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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1993 Academy Awards Best Film Editing Nominees • A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men • Member Bonus

“You’re an ambulance chaser with a rank. You’re nothing.”

Courtroom Drama Meets Military Ethics – and Hollywood Ethics – in Sorkin’s Debut
Before A Few Good Men hit the big screen, Aaron Sorkin’s riveting story about two U.S. Marines accused of murder premiered on Broadway in 1989. The play, inspired by true events but not explicitly marketed as such, caught the attention of Hollywood heavyweights, leading to the 1992 film adaptation directed by Rob Reiner. With an all-star cast including Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore, the movie garnered critical acclaim and four Academy Award nominations, including Best Film Editing. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue the 1993 Academy Awards Best Film Editing Nominees member bonus series with a conversation about A Few Good Men.
Unraveling the Truth Behind the Code Red
In our discussion of A Few Good Men, we dive into the central theme of the film – the tension between—Hold on there! This is currently only available for members because it’s our May member bonus episode. Why not become a member so you can listen too? We’d love it if you became a member to support our show, but you’d love it because of everything you get. We have monthly member bonus episodes like this that only members can access. There’s often additional member bonus content in regular episodes. You also get access to members-only Discord channels, and early ad-free releases for every episode. Plus, you get to vote on the movies we discuss in our members only episodes! What can we say? It pays to be a member. Learn more about supporting The Next Reel film podcast through your own membership — visit TruStory FM.
A Few Good Men stands as a testament to the power of storytelling, as it expertly weaves together elements of drama, suspense, and moral ambiguity. The film’s thought-provoking themes, combined with its outstanding performances and skilled editing, make it a must-see for any fan of courtroom dramas or military-themed movies. We have a great time talking about it, so check it out then tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!
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