Hacksaw Ridge

On Feb 2, 2017, at 22:18

i just saw this movie at home. It spends a good 40 minutes in character development- a bit “embellished” yet sharpened by the reelfaces link below. – It ALSO serves as a great timesaver! (if like me, one is tired of war movies.) 

In this case even my Japanese wife liked this one despite the ultra modern ultra realism of war with Japanese on Okinawa, arguably the worst fighting of the worst war… still a bright high point in one of our history’s DARKEST times. (

This is the first Japanese – US war movie she and I have ever seen together (and likely the last)

  • Did you know the hero was 
    • Already married when he enlisted 
    • Medic
    • Conscientious objector
    • Sabbath keeper ( Saturday)
    • vegetarian
    • Medal of Honor winner 
    • used rifle to make stretcher
  • the true story is even more unbelievable – “truth eclipses fiction”

5 Amazing Things The Hero of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Did That Aren’t In the Movie

It’s hard to believe how heroic Desmond Doss was. So hard, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ director Mel Gibson and producers left some of it out.

By Mary Katharine Ham

Most movie adaptations of true stories exaggerate for effect, condensing timelines and adding action to heighten drama. In “Hacksaw Ridge,” the story of a World War II conscientious objector who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic duty as a medic, director Mel Gibson and producers had the opposite problem.
“There were things that left us thinking ‘Who would believe that?’” producer Bill Mechanic told “Deadline.”