The New Confessions - Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5 and 6 Summary

In Chapter Five, John learns that Donald is filming the war. John is quickly taken in to help with the project and he is soon disillusioned with the final product. He notes that the footage he takes of dramatic scenes is seldom included while the films are all similar in that there's the build-up of troops, preparation for a battle, a long sequence with enemy trenches being bombed, and a conclusion with smiling "walking wounded" and glum German prisoners. John sets out to film the truth about war but doesn't tell Donald his intention. John finishes the film and submits it to headquarters. It's returned and Donald says the film was "a ghastly mistake" to keep John from being pulled from the project. Donald says there are some "strong" moments in the film though it's "a bit grim and morbid."

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