I’ve seen bits of this over the years, but never all the way through. Much like “A Bridge Too Far” it tackles the enormity of a major battle operation, zipping to all sorts of little dramas and perspectives. There may be one too many sequences of maps and pointer sticks for some people’s taste (not me) but there are other sequences — like Red Buttons watching his comrades get shot while hanging from his parachute caught on a church steeple — that remind us what only cinema can do. A surprisingly watchable film, overall.