The Big Red One: The Reconstruction. 2004. USA. Directed by Samuel Fuller. 158 min.
With Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine. Fuller’s 1980 magnum opus, a fictionalized account of his World War II experiences with the First Infantry Division from North Africa to Falkenau, was brutally cut by its original distributor. This reconstruction, supervised by the critic Richard Schickel in 2004, restores Fuller’s structure, adds some 40 minutes of new footage, and removes a gratuitous voice-over narration. 35mm.