James Lee Barrett

Tony Award winner, screenwriter and United States Marine
There's nothing much I can tell you about this war. It's like all wars, I suppose. The undertakers are winning it. Oh, the politicians will talk a lot about the "glory" of it, and the old men'll talk about the "need" of it—the soldiers, they just want to go home.

James Lee Barrett (19 November 192915 October 1989) was an American producer, screenwriter, and writer.

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Shenandoah (1965)Edit

Main article: Shenandoah (film)
  • My corn I take serious because it's my corn, and my potatoes and my tomatoes and fences I take note of because they're mine. But this war is not mine and I take no note of it!
  • There's nothing much I can tell you about this war. It's like all wars, I suppose. The undertakers are winning it. Oh, the politicians will talk a lot about the "glory" of it, and the old men'll talk about the "need" of it—the soldiers, they just want to go home.

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