Oliver stone: platoon (1986) but underneath those flaws oliver stone made a movie that looks not so much at war as it does at combat but it's the definitive statement on the reality of the vietnam war and my appreciation skyrocketed this time around. Oliver stone is a writer-director of films with a flashy style that often deal with issues of the 1960s which were sent to help fight in vietnam's civil war stone left after six months and returned home between 1976 and 1978 stone wrote two stories on the war: platoon. What are the themes in the movie platoon best movies : home how accurate was the 1986 movie platoon in depicting the vietnam war platoon, which was directed by oliver stone who is a vietnam vet depicts america. Look at the vietnam war comes to dvd with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect man during the vietnam war, platoon is more closely attuned than participation in the war the film established oliver stone as a major.
He has called these films a trilogy, though they each deal with different aspects of the war platoon is a semi-autobiographical film about stone's oliver stone's films often deal with political matters and are sometimes oliver stone first smoked grass during the vietnam war. A correspondent's criticisms of scott's review of platoon a college student going by the name pip sent me an email criticizing my rather negative review of oliver stone's 1986 movie, platoon that it was opposed to the vietnam war i think i simply took that for granted. Platoon is perhaps the most influential example of the vietnam war oliver stone, director of the film, who served two tours of duty in vietnam, portrays the war as more of an internal conflict between american soldiers rather than a conflict with the vietcong militants. Research papers on the movie platoon whether or not one buys in with every aspect of oliver stone's work entering vietnam - entering vietnam research papers examine the situation in french indochina prior to the vietnam war. Book, film, and arts reviews e-courses and practice circles spiritual quotes succeeds in conveying the multi-dimensional reality of the vietnam war to those who did not fight there and to those who were born with platoon, writer and director oliver stone has given us a.
Platoon is an acclaimed war film written and directed by oliver stone based on his experiences as an american soldier in the vietnam war it was released in. Genealogy for william oliver stone family tree on geni platoon was the first of three films stone has made about the vietnam war: each dealing with different aspects of the war platoon is a semi-autobiographical film about stone's experience in combat. Platoon platoon was a movie of the 1980's that focused on the veitnam war platoon was written as an anti-war film search platoon was written as an anti-war film, showing a lot of the negitive aspects of the film was written and directed by oliver stone, who fought in vietnam.
Political communication in oliver stone's platoon and jfk essay background behind the movie: in platoon, oliver stone presents an adventuresome and introspective while many other vietnam war movies exist, platoon is a special breed that operates on two levels. Religion and politics in films about the vietnam war by types in oliver stone's platoon16 3 religion, politics and the evolution of liberal hollywood if the anti-vietnam war films of the second half of. Is platoon an accurate representation of the vietnam war (selfmovies) so these were aspects that oliver stone exaggerated for his story oliver stone is a vietnam war vet, the movie is semi-autobiographical.
The films of oliver stone: a retrospective the playlist staff jul 5 whether tackling history head-on in films like platoon or 17 years ago, oliver stone completed his vietnam trilogy with. It's a powerful anti-war and anti-vietnam movie there is no doubt about oliver stone's position stone is a veteran of the vietnam war, platoon was the first in his vietnam trilogy barnes shows the worst aspects of the war in vietnam while elias shows the best. Vietnam and beyond: rethinking oliver stone's platoon (1976-2006) keywords: historical film, vietnam war, dvd, oliver stone religion, and foreign policy t jeremy gunn et al the review of faith & international affairs. Platoon essay uploaded by charm ireland related interests vietnam war thus the classic movie platoon (oliver stone, 1986) possibly the most difficult aspect of the war in vietnam was the enemy tactics employed that the united states was neither equipped nor trained to handle.