Okay, it looks like I was lying about a Saturday Random Ten. Turns out my day was scheduled a little beyond my control, although not in a bad way.
Last night I watched The Americanization of Emily, which I'd ordered from the library. Actually it turns out that I could have watched the whole thing on YouTube, but hell, why not give my TV set something to do? It was getting bored.
It's an antiwar comedy released in 1964, so while it's sentiments were a little more acceptable to society than they had been, it wasn't really something most people had been thinking about. James Garner is a navy "dog-robber", which is to say the guy who makes sure the admiral is coddled and happy. He's a self-professed coward, and so of course falls into a love affair with Julie Andrews, a widow who buys into the myth of war being noble. It's well cast all around with Melvyn Douglas as the loony admiral and James Coburn as a propaganda officer. His character goes power-mad and has moments of pomposity that kind of play against his cool image.
I'm not sure the movie keeps all the balls in the air, but it is worth seeing.