Originally Posted by Charlie Bronson
Saw Quentins interview at the press conference at the BAFTAS, he hinted at a trilogy of revisionist history films with one more to follow Basterds and Django. He wouldn't give any details, but on the poll I voted Vietnam War as the event I wanna see him tackle the most. It won with a landslide, I think Quentin getting his hands on a Vietnam War movie would just be badass as hell. One can only hope.
somewhat on this topic
my gf is currently studying the Vietnam war and has somehow never seen most of the cinematic masterpieces inspired by it so im getting a list together for a blitz.
Nam was a perfect canvas for the new school of 70s and 80s directors to get political themes across, it was also the rock n roll war, when I hear the word Vietnam I instantly picture lush jungles being turned into a carpet of napalm to the sweets sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Motown and the End by the Doors. all these movies have great soundtracks. So Im thinkin...
Essentials, top tier - Full Metal Jacket, Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now
also great - Platoon, Killing Fields
flawed but worth a look - Casualties of War, Heaven and Earth, Tigerland, Born on 4th july
and then a bonus 'coming home' from war few - First Blood, Coming Home, Jacobs Ladder
Ive never seen Hamburger Hill or We Were Soldiers and cant think of any others. Would love to see a Tarantino take on the genre.