One of the first Stanley Kubrick movies I saw when I was a kid and I decided to watch it again today. It is such a great film from start to finish. The first act is amazing and the second act is something totally different but driven by the events from the first. It was different to watch it based on the instruction we've learned in story. To be completely honest I don't think it follows anything Linda would have allowed as far as story which makes me enjoy it even more.
The movie was a monumental war film when it came out and I think it can be reapplied in the modern war in Iraq.