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  • Arts of War on the Web » The Vietnam War and ‘Seven Psychopaths’
    played quite well by Long Nguyen bent on avenging the death of his family at My Lai It won t spoil anything to say that that part of the film also includes a very realistic flashback to a 1963 self immolation by a South Vietnamese monk to protest the oppressive regime of Ngo Dinh Diem You can watch that gory scene which also gives away a good part of the ending on You Tube Comments Off on The Vietnam War and Seven Psychopaths Posted on July 14th 2013 in Feature Films Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July

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  • Arts of War on the Web » ‘China Gate’ on DVD
    are about to be defeated To do so she volunteers to lead a mission of French Legionairres which includes her the father of her son who disavowed him because of his Asian features to the China Gate after a French officer tells her that once they get there he can smuggle the boy out of Vietnam Passionately urgently anti racist New York Times critic Dave Kehr wrote the film features Caucasian actors in its two most prominent Asian roles Appearing with Ms Dickinson is Lee Van Cleef as a cruel and cynical Viet Minh officer Comments Off on China Gate on DVD Posted on April 18th 2013 in Feature Films On DVD Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Love & Honor: A Vietnam War Story That Bombs
    of Liam Hemsworth as often as possible Nicolas Rapold in The New York Times Set during the Vietnam War this trifle about two soldiers who sneak away to America while on leave unfolds in a world about as realistic as a flashback on a sitcom The film dresses up pretty young things in fatigues and retro T shirts for a story so clichéd and brainless that it s almost more disturbing than laughable The performances dissolve instantly in the mind without a trace though during speeches Mr Hemsworth has the faraway look of someone remembering his lines Comments Off on Love Honor A Vietnam War Story That Bombs Posted on March 27th 2013 in Feature Films Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Feature Films
    a mean streak and a devilish sense of humor It s not at all for the faint of heart That not for the faint of heart sentiment which was repeated by other reviewers should come as no surprise to anyone who knows Stone s film work The former 25th Infantry Division ground pounder in Vietnam has written and directed more than a few films in which he zeroes in on ultra violent or otherwise sickening human behavior That includes his Oscar winning screenplay for that great 1978 movie Midnight Express which was based on the true story of a young American trying to survive in a hellish Turkish prison Stone s Vietnam War influenced films Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July which he wrote and directed also contain their share of eye cringing moments And then there s Natural Born Killers which definitely is not for the faint of heart Stone co wrote the screenplay for the new movie based on the best selling novel by Don Wilslow who also gets a screen writing credit Kenneth Turan in his Los Angeles Times review praised the movie writing but had caveats about Stone s directing Oliver Stone in Vietnam in 1968 Stone has often shown an affinity for ruthless people acting ruthlessly and there s a pulp side to his directing personality that meshes well with this self consciously amoral story of a drug dealing ménage à trois facing off against a rapacious Mexican cartel Turan wrote Leave the kids at home for this one Please Stone is a director Turan said who has often felt that anything worth doing is worth overdoing and his weakness for bloody excesses of all sorts undermines much of his good work You might not think that a motion picture called Savages could be too violent too savage but you would be wrong Posted on July 7th 2012 in Feature Films Siege of Firebase Gloria on DVD The Siege of Firebase Gloria a low budget Vietnam War combat movie that came out early in 1989 has just been released in DVD in the MGM Limited Edition Collection series The movie stars Lee Ermey as a Marine Sergeant Major in Vietnam who takes command of a remote firebase just before the 1968 Tet Offensive There s plenty of battle action in this little seen movie including a good bit of hand to hand combat Ermey holds to his Marine Drill Instructor persona as a hard bitten NCO who sneers at the enemy and goads his men into an effective fighting force against great odds Parts of the mayhem are played to the tune of the great rock song Gloria sung by Van Morrison and the group Them Directed by Brian Trenchard Smith a Brit who s know for mainly for his TV and straight to DVD work the movie was produced by an Australian company and was shot in the Philippines It was not widely released in this country and received virtually no reviews The movie did get a lot of play in Australia Lee Ermey in the movie Posted on April 25th 2012 in Feature Films On DVD Pierre Schoendoerffer 1928 2012 Pierre Schoendoerffer the French filmmaker whose work was strongly influenced by his French military service in Indochina from 1951 54 died March 14 in a Paris hospital Schoendoerffer who was wounded in the French Indochina War and later captured and held prisoner for four months by the Vietminh after the disastrous Battle of Dien Bien Phu was 83 He is pictured above left after his release Schoendoerffer wrote a novel The 317th Platoon about the French war which he made into a film in 1965 that he wrote and directed He is perhaps best known in this country for the 1967 documentary The Anderson Platoon a close up in the field look at U S Army Lt Joe Anderson and his men slogging it out in the field in the Central Highlands of Vietnam First shown on French TV then on CBS TV the documentary played in theaters in this country and received the 1968 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature His other main film was 1992 s Dien Bien Phu a critically acclaimed fictionalized look at the battle that was filmed in Vietnam although not at the actual site of the battle and featured the travails of an American war correspondent The 30 million epic which used 10 000 Vietnamese soldiers as extras was the first non Asia movie to be made about the Indochina War in Vietnam Posted on March 16th 2012 in Documentaries Feature Films Obituaries Gump Honored Librarian of Congress James H Billington today announced that twenty five movies have been named to the LOC s National Film Registry which means they will be preserved in the Library as cultural artistic and historical treasures The Registry now includes 575 movies of all stripes feature films documentaries animation shorts and even home movies made from 1912 1994 that have been deemed worthy of perpetual preservation This year s group included Bambi Charlie Chaplin s The Kid Silence of the Lambs War of the Worlds and one film with a strong Vietnam War theme Forrest Gump That famed 1994 film starring Tom Hanks contains a short but extremely realistic Vietnam War combat scene the military technical adviser was Dale Dye Hollywood s best and follows Gump and his severely wounded Lt Dan Gary Sinise above right through a series of post war adventures Here s what the official announcement had to say about the movie Forrest Gump is a guileless everyman whose open heartedness and sense of the unexpected unwittingly draws him into some of the most iconic events of the 1960s and 1970s A smash hit Forrest Gump has been honored for its technological innovations the digital insertion of Gump seamlessly into vintage archival footage its resonance within the culture that has elevated Gump and what he represents in terms of American innocence to the status of folk

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  • Arts of War on the Web » New Head of NEH, William Adams, is a Vietnam Vet
    work in education It made me serious in a certain way he said As a 20 year old combat infantry advisor I came face to face acutely with questions that writers artists philosophers and musicians examine in their work starting with What does it mean to be human Comments Off on New Head of NEH William Adams is a Vietnam Vet Posted on July 10th 2014 in Fiction History Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Walter Dean Myers, 1937-2014
    said the response was at first mixed The rawness of war depicted was looked at aghast the references to the racial animosity of the sixties was frowned upon as was the frequent use of casual profanity Over the years the book was one of the most challenged in schools and frequently banned It also achieved an enviable record of acceptance among Vietnam veterans and educators as an accurate and much needed account of a particular conflict and of war in general Comments Off on Walter Dean Myers 1937 2014 Posted on July 9th 2014 in Book News Fiction Obituaries Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November

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  • Arts of War on the Web » The Latest Issue of WLA: War, Literature & the Arts
    The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Call for Submissions for Veterans’ Anthology
    document with 1 st poem as title Put your name and contact info on 1 st page and nowhere else on the manuscript For both mailed and electronic submissions Limit one submission in each category per person Poetry up to 3 poems 5 pages maximum Fiction essay interview 5 000 word limit Interviews are with military or veterans Photography up to 3 good quality photos will be printed in the book as b w Submissions exceeding the limits will be disqualified Include a bio of 75 words or less with your submission Winners contributors will be notified by Nov 1 2013 Questions contact the University Press at upress semo edu Comments Off on Call for Submissions for Veterans Anthology Posted on February 20th 2013 in Artistic Queries Essays Fiction Photography Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam

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