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10 great Vietnam war films
Ask a Librarian. The following films provide information related to the Vietnam War. Many of the films are specifically about the war, while some may just refer to it. Click on the titles to get to the catalog records, which contain more detailed information, including availability. Includes documentaries about visiting Vietnam after the war, experience of homeless Vietnam veterans, and the effects of the war on the environment and people in Vietnam. The mission of the UCLA Library is to provide access to and delivery of information resources to UCLA students, faculty, and staff in support of the research and instructional mission of the university.
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This article lists notable films related to the Vietnam War. In film, people are able to portray people and events to fit the needs of the audience and the intended purpose of the film. According to a study by Martin Novelli, the depictions of the Vietnamese in American war films is often negatively stereotyped. Vietnamese civilians are usually shown as passive victims, prostitutes, or conniving with the enemy, while North Vietnamese or NLF guerilla fighters are frequently drawn as cruel torturers or effeminate cowards, and the ARVN are described as incompetent. Instead, filmmakers focused more on the themes of war compared with educating the populace with hard facts. In Walsh and Louvre's opinion, "the ideology of such films speaks of several basic and widespread public attitudes towards the war".
About Vietnam War Documentaries
Released in and directed by Vietnamese director Quang Binh Nguyen Phan, the sensational movie reveals the stories of people living in remote areas of the Mekong Delta, whose lives are bound to the uncertainty of nature. With gorgeous cinematography, Quang fascinatingly juxtaposes cruelty and compassion, beating and healing, distrust and reconciliation, all against the backdrop of a captivating landscape. The story unfolds through the eyes of a poor young woman working as a servant in a merchant family. Tran Anh Hung distanced his work from the common topic of war, and succeeded in portraying the poetic, quiet, peaceful world of a Saigon family. The story is channeled through the iconic image of the white silk Ao Dai the Vietnamese national costume , which the couple in the film struggles to possess because of their poverty.
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