Fair enough. I just have a hard time seperating the underlying tone of the movie from its overall impression. Its been a while since I've seen the movie, and I'm more familiar with tha stage play, but I have a feeling that the cultural impression of Passiondale will be much the same as Oh What A Lovely War, in that it will come to be seen as an accurate depiction of the war. In his book "The Unquiet Western Front" Brian Bond called "Black Adder Goes Fourth," that generations "Journy's End" given how it so affected the popular, and to some extent accidemic, image and understanding of the Great War. With the emphasis I have seem in this and other discussions on Passiondale's incorporation into the school cariclum, I hope the film does not become Canada's "Journy's End."