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Vietnam War Movies

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Alexus Ward

on 14 April 2016

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Transcript of Vietnam War Movies

How Films Portrayed the Effect the War on the Soldiers
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Welcome speeches

Skye/ Jacob
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Angelica/ Alexus
Movies on the War
Vietnam War Movies
Intro to the Vietnam War Movies
Soldiers Returning from the War
- Loss of innocence
- Adaptation to the war (survival in the jungle)
- Ways to cope with the war (music, drinking, drugs)
- Highest # of African Americans to serve in an American War
- African Americans hated White soldiers who fought in war
- Asian American soldiers had to protect themselves
- Young soldiers did not care about ethnicity
- First American War to be televised
- Film industry made a positive contribution to war effort
- War films lost their appeal by mid-1960s
- Realistic war films not released until post-war

- Why there were not many movies on the war
- War tactics used in the movies
- airstrikes, raids, burning villages and taking hostages


The Directors
Oliver Stone
Directed Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July
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