History UsefulNotes / TheVietnamWar

30th Nov '16 11:14:15 AM ChesterPolarbear
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* ''Go Tell the Spartans''
28th Nov '16 9:08:42 PM TheWildWestPyro
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28th Nov '16 9:04:10 PM TheWildWestPyro
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28th Nov '16 8:56:12 PM TheWildWestPyro
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23rd Nov '16 6:06:25 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* ''Film/SkullIsland'' is set after the Vietnam War, with many of the soldiers assisting the explorers having PTSD from their time in Vietnam. Interestingly, Skull Island itself resembles Vietnam's jungle and mountain environments in a way.

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* ''Film/SkullIsland'' is set after as the Vietnam War, war enters its final stages in the 1970s, with many of the soldiers assisting the explorers having PTSD from their time in Vietnam. Interestingly, Skull Island itself resembles Vietnam's jungle and mountain environments in a way.way.
* ''Film/GetOnUp'' has a lengthy scene where James Brown flies to Vietnam to entertain troops and [[spoiler: almost gets shots down]] as he heads to his concert venue.
23rd Nov '16 6:04:40 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* ''R-Point'', a 2004 South Korean horror film, centering on a squad South Korean troops in the war.

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* ''R-Point'', a 2004 South Korean horror film, centering on a squad of South Korean troops in the war.war. Acting on an ominous radio message, they are sent to search for a missing platoon on an abandoned island [[spoiler: that turns out to be cursed and haunted by several ghosts]]. However, [[spoiler: the main ghost only really shows up during the ending and for most of the movie, the stress and trauma endured by each soldier drives them mad]] instead.
21st Nov '16 8:33:28 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* The ''Film/WolfCreek'' franchise concerns Mick Taylor, a racist, psychopathic Aussie serial killer who hunts the Outback to prey on unsuspecting victims. In the first movie, he proudly states that he learnt the "Head On A Stick" torture method in Vietnam. Two prequel novels were written about his early days; the second of which addresses his time in the conflict in his early 20s. Unlike many portrayals of the war, this depiction differs as sort of a black satire/faux endorsement, as he used his service both as a safe and discrete method to vent his murderous (and rapist) tendencies, and an educational environment in which to "perfect the craft" while learning from a master, his similarly unhinged sergeant. And so we see how he came up with torturing techniques and found a greater understanding of booby traps from the indigenous population.



* ''Film/SkullIsland'' is set after the Vietnam War, with many of the soldiers assisting the explorers having PTSD from their time in Vietnam. Interestingly, Skull Island itself resembles Vietnam's jungle and mountain environments in a way.



* The ''Film/WolfCreek'' franchise concerns Mick Taylor, a racist, psychopathic Aussie serial killer who hunts the Outback to prey on unsuspecting victims. In the first movie, he proudly states that he learnt the "Head On A Stick" torture method in Vietnam. Two prequel novels were written about his early days; the second of which addresses his time in the conflict in his early 20s. Unlike many portrayals of the war, this depiction differs as sort of a black satire/faux endorsement, as he used his service both as a safe and discrete method to vent his murderous (and rapist) tendencies, and an educational environment in which to "perfect the craft" while learning from a master, his similarly unhinged sergeant. And so we see how he came up with torturing techniques and found a greater understanding of booby traps from the indigenous population.
21st Nov '16 8:31:06 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* Just about anything written by O'Brien, but most notably ''The Things They Carried.''

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* Just about anything written by Tim O'Brien, but most notably ''The Things They Carried.''''Literature/TheThingsTheyCarried''. It's a memoir of his time in the Vietnam War, and discusses the realities and sentiments of his platoon.



* ''Literature/TheThingsTheyCarried''. It's a memoir of the narrator's time in the Vietnam War, and discusses the realities and sentiments of his platoon.
17th Nov '16 6:34:46 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* ''Go Tell The Spartans'', Creator/BurtLancaster's character leads U.S. advisers in attached to an ARVN unit and [[HomegUard Popular Force troops]] in 1964 Vietnam and their mission is to help them create a defensible outpost in Muc Wa.
31st Oct '16 4:36:30 AM NWolfman
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* Paul Hardcastle's [[OneHitWonder lone hit single]] from 1985 was a [[StupidStatementDanceMix remix of narration and interviews]] from a documentary about Vietnam. The title comes from one sample stating that the average age of a soldier was 19, compared to 26 in UsefulNotes/WW2. This is slightly inaccurate, as the average age in the Vietnam War was closer to 22, but this is still very young[[note]]Plus, "t-t-t-t-t-twenty three" isn't as catchy[[/note]].

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* "19," Paul Hardcastle's [[OneHitWonder lone hit single]] from 1985 1985, was a [[StupidStatementDanceMix remix of narration and interviews]] from a documentary about Vietnam. The title comes from one sample stating that the average age of a soldier was 19, compared to 26 in UsefulNotes/WW2. This is slightly inaccurate, as the average age in the Vietnam War was closer to 22, but this is still very young[[note]]Plus, "t-t-t-t-t-twenty three" isn't as catchy[[/note]].
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