Media Item of the Month: Fury (DVD)
In the spring of 1945, the Allied forces began their final drive towards Germany. Fury follows a crew of six men and their Sherman tank. The crew is commanded by an Army sergeant named Wardaddy played by Brad Pitt.
Wardaddy and his crew have been together since the North Africa Campaign. Together, they’ve been through thick and thin. One member of the tight-knit crew was killed in the last battle so the Army sends Wardaddy a replacement and Wardaddy is less than impressed.
The new tank crewman, Norman Ellison, has only been in the Army eight weeks and was trained as a typist. He doesn’t fit in so the tank crew harasses Norman as he adjusts to life on the battlefield.
Fury is full of triumphs and sadness. It will make you think about the roller coaster of emotions faced by soldiers during war.
Fury is available for checkout at the VC/UHV Library. You’ll find it in the Feature Film collection on the 2nd Floor.