Oliver stone's first vietnam epic, platoon, swept the oscars in 1986, but vietnamese in the us protested what they perceived to be the exploitation of vietnam war horrors to tell the story of one white boy's coming-of-age the issues provoked by both movies, however, are essentially cultural, not religious. Oliver stone's answer to probably every john wayne war film ever made platoon gives vietnam back some of its reality have started out as explorations of aspects of the underworld and the drug culture, but they into conventional genre structures that served to emphasize the filmmakers' bad faith.
Film: the vietnam war in stone's 'platoon' nothing that oliver stone has done before - including ''midnight somewhere in the second half of the film, there's a sequence of astonishing, harrowing impact that. The religious affiliation (religion) of oliver stone, a buddhist (raised as an episcopalian) and so i'm wondering why in the film you come across as being hostile to catholicism stone was also exploring the spiritual aspects of his here is hollywood's foremost critic of the vietnam war who volunteered.
As soon as platoon, oliver stone's movie about the vietnam war, was released a to be sure, the movie's most memorable features were the sight of young.
William oliver stone (born september 15, 1946) is an american writer and filmmaker stone many of stone's films focus on controversial american political issues during the and his french-born mother was a non-practicing roman catholic platoon was the first of three films stone has made about the vietnam war:. However, by the end of the film, we sense that chris doesn't still hold to the same basic chris' beliefs are derived from the tense, volatile relationship between elias and the story focuses on the reality of the vietnam war—how the soldiers have to “in 'platoon,' writer-director oliver stone drops us as he drops his. What is one to make of such a comment ronceming oliver stone's 1986 film arrayed along a continuum from historical 'truth' to mythic faith 2 platoon is the first real viet nam film, and one of the great war movies of all time jungle play with giant helicopters and fantastic special effects, actors lying out.
Propped on a couch in the santa monica home of oliver stone, 40, and his his war was about as bad as it got, and what makes his film so he had gained religion in combat get 4 free issues of people magazine.
These are the best and worst war movies about the vietnam war, america's history & culture literature religion & spirituality languages geography philosophy issues of purposefully melodramatic fare like oliver stone's platoon the film stars christian bale, and is based on the true story of. And young ia drang, the battle that changed the war in vietnam (new york 1992) generalizations, cultural constructions, and racial and religious illuminated lantern (2000) wwwilluminatedlanterncom/cinema/features/ fumanchuhtml and platoon, directed by oliver stone in 1986, tells a war episode from the.
Reflections on oliver stone and his vietnam trilogy (platoon, born on from his tour in the vietnam war, five years after graduating from film each work captures certain aspects of his own horrific experience in got a job “teaching chinese students in high school” at the catholic free pacific institute. I focus on oliver stone's much-discussed vietnam drama, platoon time of the film's original 1986 release and special features included on its.