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MediaStorm’s ‘Marlboro Marine’ is captivating

I just finished watching MediaStorm’s piece on the Marlboro Marine. It is one of those pieces that almost make your eyes well-up and cry. The story follows Marine Lance Corporal James Blake Miller from Kentucky who fought in Fallouja, Iraq, and is now home dealing with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Los Angeles Times photographer Luis Sinco does an excellent job of showing the different aspects of Miller’s post-Iraq War life.

While I was watching this piece, I realized what made it so powerful was the audio – rather than the visuals – of the interview with Miller. You hear the pain in his voice. You hear the sadness in his heart. It really was an eye-opening experience that proved once-and-for-all that audio is as powerful – possibly even more powerful – than just pictures alone.

Do yourself a favor and take 16 minutes out of your life to see this production. You won’t be disappointed.

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One comment on “MediaStorm’s ‘Marlboro Marine’ is captivating
  1. Morgan says:

    You gonna keep going with this blog? I like it!