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Head in the Sand (2009)

Henry Burch is a seven-year old with a sweet tooth for combat-themed comic books. Henry's imagination takes him into the world of his comics, where he is always the hero and no one dies. ... See full summary »

Director:

David Baldwin

Writer:

David Baldwin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Miles Fisher ... SPC Henry Burch
Logan Petrin Logan Petrin ... Little Henry
Andrew James Jones ... Danny
Mike C. Nelson ... Clem
Mike Nelson Mike Nelson ... Robillard
Sid Hammond Sid Hammond ... Remo
Susan Spano ... Honey Burch
Anselm Clinard Anselm Clinard ... Merriwether
Leo Solomon ... Farzad (as Walid Amini)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Dancer Daniel Dancer ... Dancer
King David King David ... Gardner
David Elson ... Elson
Andrew Eng Andrew Eng ... Eng
Mark Fenlason Mark Fenlason ... Reddog
Colin Frost Colin Frost ... HMMWV Driver
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Henry Burch is a seven-year old with a sweet tooth for combat-themed comic books. Henry's imagination takes him into the world of his comics, where he is always the hero and no one dies. Fast-forward fifteen years to the present, and 22 year-old SPC Henry Burch is an infantry soldier on a c-130 transport headed to the mountains of Northeastern Afghanistan. Henry soon finds that the war he is fighting has little in common with the make-believe heroics of his childhood. Written by Anonymous

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childhood | afghanistan | See All (2) »

Genres:

Short | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$54,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Brilliant use of b & w and color to highlight interwoven stories
27 November 2010 | by lyla-ellzeySee all my reviews

The director's use of black & white interspersed with color scenes to differentiate between the scenes of war that the young Henry fantasizes he is participating in compared to the young Henry's actual life at home with Mom and his comic books, and then again in present day, is brilliant. The writer's most imaginative and creative bit was playing out the back and forth scenes between the young Henry storming the beaches in what must have been World War II and the older warrior in action in Afghanistan, one in black & white, the other in color. It all worked seamlessly. I also admired the writing of the dialog & storyline making reference to something early on and then going back to it later, such as:the rib eye sandwich at the food court at Oleander Mall, the tattoo on the MRE paper and then the marvelous ending with the tattoo on the older Henry, the obsession with Ravioli. This film was obviously written and directed by a quite creative and talented person who should continue on to larger things. It clearly captured Henry's realization that war isn't what his comic books indicated it was. All in all, I'd say this winds up being a clever, intriguing film.


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