Vietnam War In Film
The Vietnam War has been the subject of many films. One of the first major films based on the Vietnam War was John Wayne's The Green Berets (1968). Further cinematic representations were released during the 1970s and 1980s, including Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978), Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986) - based on his service in the U.S. Military during the Vietnam War, Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987), Hamburger Hill (1987) and Casualties of War (1989). Later films would include We Were Soldiers (2002) and Rescue Dawn (2007).
Other films in this genre include films that deal more with the issues veterans face at home after returning from the war. Films of this type include Taxi Driver (1976), Heroes (1977), Coming Home (1978), Combat Shock (1986), First Blood (1982), The War at Home (1979), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Heaven & Earth (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Dead Presidents (1995), and Music Within (2007).
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