Early in Goodman's doc, there's a montage of Army TV commercials—those macho hard sells that make war look like an extreme sport played by action heroes. The clips make for a somewhat obvious counterpoint to the lives of Goodman's young subjects, enlistees on their way to boot camp in search of a higher purpose. Army harps on how uninformed they are; Goodman's tactics aren't much more delicate than the military's own rock & roll PR. Not so with Lenka Clayton's subtle, near-brilliant "Qaeda Quality Question Quickly Quickly Quiet," the short film that accompanies Army. Clayton has taken a shredder to Bush's 2002 State of the Union address, resulting in a telling quantification of post–September 11 fearspeak.
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