In yesterday’s post I mentioned MEDIUM COOL – a 1969 movie written and directed by Haskell Wexler and focusing on the anti-war protests that led to violence at the Democratic National Convention in August of 1968. I suggested putting the title on Netflix if you’ve never seen the film.
And I’ve previously mentioned GOOD MORNING VIETNAM starring Robin Williams as an Air Force disk jockey in
I’d like to now mention two of my favorite
The first one is the 1987
The second one is the 2000 TIGERLAND – in which Colin Farrell gives an amazing performance as a rebellious army private training in 1971 at
Both these films, although about the Vietnam War, speak to similar events happening today. (Yes, the one major difference is that in TIGERLAND the men are mostly drafted, while today it’s an all-volunteer army.) For those of you with no personal knowledge of the military, both these films would be enlightening.
I have a friend who is currently a social worker at the VA hospital here in
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