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The significant Vietnam War film genre deserves better treatment than this. Overburdened with excessive plot synopses and undermined by a succession of rather pedestrian critical observations, the narrative dutifully marches through the oeuvre from French Indochina to 1993's Heaven and Earth. The best sections describe events behind the scenes, such as Francis Ford Coppola's struggle to produce Apocalypse Now, and biographical background on the screenwriters-whether they actually served in Vietnam, for instance. Appended are three handy filmographies, one of which arranges the films chronologically. The publisher has made important contributions to Vietnam War scholarship, including the excellent A-to-Z dictionary, Vietnam War Films: Over Six Hundred Feature, Made-for-TV, Pilot & Short Movies 1939-72 (McFarland & Co., 1994). However, the present monograph is not among their best efforts. The definitive study is still From Hanoi to Hollywood: The Vietnam War in American film (LJ 2/15/91).
Richard W. Grefrath, Univ. of Nevada Lib., Reno
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Jeremy M. Devine shows off an encyclopedic knowledge of Vietnam War films in [this book]. The author, a motion picture industry executive, fills this excellent book with detailed summaries of Vietnam films, from the obscure to the best known. Devine tells his tale chronologically. In addition to his detailed plot summaries, he offers brief analyses, focusing on how the various films relate to historical events at the time they were released. He also connects these events to issues such as the draft, the antiwar movement, POWs, and veterans’ readjustment problems. The two appendices, which list Vietnam films alphabetically and chronologically, are valuable resources. . . . [A] wide-ranging, inclusive, and insightful book." (VVA Veteran)
"This book is the definitive Mark Cohen. A masterful and superbly curated collection." (The Huffington Post 2015-10-13)
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