Monday, March 26, 2007

Dear America - Letters Home from Vietnam


"All the confusion, pain, despair, and even hope of the men ... all » and women who served in Vietnam is captured in Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. Read by dozens of actors such as Harvey Keitel, Matt Dillon, and Kathleen Turner, these letters show a more human story of the war than we see in most media outlets and reveal real people in real situations trying to explain or understand. The footage, some newsreel, some shot by the servicemen and servicewomen, reveals a tension between the soldiers' actual experiences and the presentation their loved ones received from television. The soundtrack weaves the songs of the 1960s with the readings to create a compelling aural snapshot of the time, which complements the video exceptionally well. While it's not a "feel-good" movie, the viewer does get a sense of the indestructibility of human dreams." --Rob Lightner

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2 comments:

Marloes said...

..and so in 30 years history will repeat itself. Only then it will be a different war, different music and the paper will be replaced by a screen.

Tony said...

Hi Marloes. I think history repeats itself even more frequently than every thirty years but you are right in your observations. At least, you are correct to this point in human evolution in which we don't learn from past mistakes and future generations are prone to repeat the mistakes and failures of their ancestors. Hopefully, in the next 30 years, we will have progressed in our civility to a point that we may actually correct some of the errors of our past... I can always dream...

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