are there overlooked vietnam movies?

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Postby Shalabi » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:54 am

I feel like this is overlooked

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Postby chairkicker » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:40 am

i've seen jacob's ladder like 20 times, dudes
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Postby chairkicker » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:46 am

i'll definitely watch r point, though

and probably who'll stop the rain, 84 charlie and that doc up there
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Postby reversemigraine » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:22 pm

The Quiet American
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Postby pana » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:24 pm

chairkicker wrote:i'll definitely watch r point, though

and probably who'll stop the rain, 84 charlie and that doc up there

surprised by the number of people posting non-overlooked movies in a chairkicker movie thread
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Postby Buddy Glass » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:25 pm

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Postby southpaw » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:37 pm

Are there any that attempt to explain how anti-war the country was by the end of Vietnam and how ceaseless Vietnam like wars never really stopped?

They didn't even attempt an explanation in the Ken Burns doc but it confounds me everytime I think of it
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Postby mariavesperi » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:24 am

this is pretty wierd

not exactly what you're after southpaw, but if you read between the lines that even a cowboy like John Ford was not super jazzed about how things were going (this was the last movie he made for the army and it wasn't released until like 2007 or something) it certainly suggests how unpopular the war was.

when u say 'never really stopped' do you mean violence/conflict in the region continued or wars that America has entered just going on forever?
He captured the imagination of people all around the globe.
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Postby freezinseason » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:30 am

southpaw wrote:Are there any that attempt to explain how anti-war the country was by the end of Vietnam and how ceaseless Vietnam like wars never really stopped?

They didn't even attempt an explanation in the Ken Burns doc but it confounds me everytime I think of it


amerikkka was never really that anti-war, they were just upset they weren't winning. if you look at polls from back then like 25% of america wanted to nuke vietnam lol. the support for the vietnam war dropped but it was never like a principled anti-war stance.
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Postby freezinseason » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:30 am

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Postby husbands » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:40 am

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Postby freezinseason » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:52 am

southpaw wrote:Are there any that attempt to explain how anti-war the country was by the end of Vietnam and how ceaseless Vietnam like wars never really stopped?

They didn't even attempt an explanation in the Ken Burns doc but it confounds me everytime I think of it


if you want to find the beginning of americas infatuation with endless war i think you have to go back further than vietnam probably. check out this 1970 poll i just found:

https://ropercenter.cornell.edu/america ... n-vietnam/

even in 1970 38% are basically saying stay there as long as needed. 7% want more troops sent.
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Postby hansibansix » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:31 am

the ken burns doc is good, but for me still too much an american pov... even in docs that show most of the desolation that war ist there is still some american heroe story entwined... i get that this doc is an american pov dealing with vietnam, in some aspects it is really great but still somehow it seems like deep down the message is that war is interesting and/or good...
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Postby broodstar » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:38 am

not related to the war at all but trinh t. minh-ha may be an unknown to some and she's the lovely, foremost expert on struggling with vietnamese identity / colonialism, and the odd bits of film theory here and there
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Postby goofjan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:51 am

ratbags wrote:Who'll Stop the Rain with nick nolte

oh hell yeah.
plz if u get a chanse put some flowrs on algernons grave kthxbye
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Postby mariavesperi » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:29 pm

trinh t. minh-ha rules
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Postby high bias » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:30 pm

deadwolfbones wrote:
jalapeño ranch wrote:Actually, just watch Jacob's Ladder and call it a day.

this


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Postby haddonfield » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:42 pm

gonna reiterate that everyone needs to see John Woo’s Bullet To The Head
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Postby Spooky Jim » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:56 pm

Weird I missed this thread at first, because around this time I ALSO thought of making a thread about Vietnam themed movies.
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Postby haddonfield » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:21 am

^fuck yes
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Postby Jake SPEED » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:27 am

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Postby madness and chaos » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:50 am

jalapeño ranch wrote:Actually, just watch Bad Boy Bubby and call it a day.
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Postby madness and chaos » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:50 am

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Postby Rumpleforeskin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:55 am

I don't know if it counts, prolly not but the additional stuff in Apocalypse Now Redux, at least the FrenchToggle Spoiler parts was super interesting. It made me do some research on that aspect of the war which I had no previous knowledge of, and it makes so much sense now, thinking about their food and stuff, I dunno.
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Postby water, sunbeams » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:12 am

southpaw wrote:Are there any that attempt to explain how anti-war the country was by the end of Vietnam and how ceaseless Vietnam like wars never really stopped?

They didn't even attempt an explanation in the Ken Burns doc but it confounds me everytime I think of it


I’m surprised Hearts and Minds hasn’t been mentioning Ned yet in the thread, but you’ve gotta watch that one. It’s crushing and extremely informative. GIs played a major role in ending the war itself and the U.S didn’t want to lose it’s army to rebellion. Soldiers would often frag their commanding officers instead of shooting up amother village. When we talk about the anti-war movement the everyday people fighting the war itself is often overlooked.
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Postby hey nathan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:22 am

water, sunbeams wrote:
southpaw wrote:Are there any that attempt to explain how anti-war the country was by the end of Vietnam

Hearts and Minds



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