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Jarring heads

By Channel 4 News

Updated on 14 December 2005

The life of ordinary US Marines is brought to the big screen in Jarhead - but our questions to the director sparked some Hollywood histrionics of his own.

Sam Mendes

It's a film about conflict in Iraq which claims to say something different about war.

Jarhead - the new offering from Oscar winning director Sam Mendes - follows the story of a young marine sent to the Saudi deserts during the first Gulf War.

The movie sets out to portray his boredom and his terror whilst waiting to fight.

But as for saying something different: our Arts Correspondent Nicholas Glass went to ask Mr Mendes - and it was all going smoothly until...well here's his report - you'll see.

>>Watch the report

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