(1981) Mel Gibson

Latin: Solet esse in dubiis pro consilio temeritas

"even Rashness may be thought good enough resort
to Judgment in dubious circumstances"

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It's interesting that greatness is often considered expendable
by the completely inane. In any event that was the manner of the
British commanders disposition towards the great men of
Australia caught up in the war against the Turks. John McDermott
(formerly of Scotland and low living in Canada) has sung the great
song "and the band played waltzing Matilda" which speaks to this
war and its devastation on a good buncha men that should never
have bothered to make the sacrifice as it was not worth the price
for us collectively considering alternatives at hand. This is a must
have movie in every library, however although I never reveal an
ending I have to tell you not to bother if you cant handle tragedy
and grief befalling our great human spirited men from "down
under" a far better sort than the British officer in the movie
who considers them undisciplined by comparison to his orn crowd -
missing the ball altogether in what ultimately truly matters in
what is the human spirit he is blind to - as seen even in the way
the movie ends I submit with care.

Michael Rizzo Chessman