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Online Sources: Movies - Vietnam War
Movies on DVD - Vietnam War
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Apocalypse Now Redux by
Call Number: PN1997.2 .A663 2001
"A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War."
Be Good, Smile Pretty by
Call Number: DS559.8.P7 B42 2004
"Chronicles the heart-wrenching journey to understand and cope with the loss shared by the estimated 20,000 American children whose fathers were killed in Vietnam. Weaving emotionally compelling interviews with home movies, stock footage, and family photos."
2004: News & Documentary-- Best documentary
Born on the Fourth of July by
Call Number: PN1997 B6799 2004
"Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war."
Based on the book by Ron Kovic
Casualties of war by
Call Number: DS557.73 C378358547 2006
"A young army private refuses to let his fellow soldiers and commanding sergeant get away with the rape and murder of a native woman." Based on a true story.
Hearts and Minds by
Call Number: DS558 .H436 2002
"Examines the American involvement in Vietnam, and is a chronicle of the war from a psychological perspective." Interviews: General William Westmoreland, Clark Clifford, William Fulbright, Walt Rostow, and Daniel Ellsberg, as well as American Vietnam veterans and Vietnamese leaders"
Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature of 1974
Heaven & Earth by
Call Number: PN1997 .H441 2000
"Based on the books When heaven and earth changed places by Le Ly Hayslip with Jay Wurts and Child of war, woman of peace by Le Ly Hayslip with James Hayslip"
"The true story of a man who fought, a woman who endured, and a love caught up in the war in Vietnam."
Little Dieter Needs to Fly by
Call Number: PN1997.A1 H47 2004 Disc 6
"... sent to Vietnam around 1966 and on his first mission was shot down and taken prisoner. There, the Vietcong tortured him until Dengler engineered a hair-raising escape and eventually returned to the U.S. His story is recounted here via interviews with Dengler, archival footage and new footage seamlessly spliced together."
Call Number: PN1995.9.W3 P52 2001
"Follows young Chris Taylor who arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion, and the anger growing within himself."
The Deer Hunter by
Call Number: PN1995.9.W3 D4 2005
"Tracks a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. Shows what happens to friendship and courage under stress."
The Fog of War by
Call Number: E840.4.M46 F64 2004
Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
"The story of American politics and military policies as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. "
The Most Dangerous Man in America by
Call Number: DS558 .M6783 2010
Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
"Based in part on Secrets : a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon papers by Daniel Ellsberg."
The Sixties: The Years that Shaped a Generation by
Call Number: E841 .S541 2005
"This documentary features revealing interviews with the prominent figures of the era including: Barbara Ehrenreich, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Arlo Guthrie, Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Robert McNamara, Ed Messe III and Bobby Seale."
Vietnam: A Television History by
Call Number: DS557.5 .V547 2004
"This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives."
The Killing Fields by
Call Number: PN1997 .K553 2001
"Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of a journalist who is covering the war in Cambodia. He is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand."
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