"It was fun to deal with these themes of memory and past experience and reuniting with old friends, comrades: What does that mean? How are we the same? How are we changed? These are big questions in all of our lives," said Linklater. "There's nothing like an impromptu reunion with people who you went through something with a long time ago to make you examine your own life."
"It will mean killing civilians. It will mean dead Americans. It will mean exorbitant costs. It will mean all that. That's what war is," says Linklater. "That's what does worry one about Trump. It's always the guys who didn't fight that want to prove their manhood by launching some bombs and missiles and being a tough guy. Both Republicans and Democrats it's the same. We haven't had a soldier anywhere near leadership in so long."