Filmed in afghanistan's korengal valley during however interminable months it took for a small company of american soldiers to take back inches of following a brief introduction to a platoon of regular joes, obsessed with music, women and counting the days until the end of service, we watch as. The film had some competition throughout the year a room with a view (1986) was a critics darling from the beloved merchant-ivory team, james cameron's screenings of platoon (1986) began that fall, and by december the film was on the cover of time magazine, critics were talking great things, it. Platoon essay examples a review of platoon an american war film 522 words 1 page an essay on religion and oliver stone's war film platoon 767 words. Americans do kill americans, but stone has fooled us into accepting, or at least understanding the decisions these men make the vietnam war has been the basis to some of america's great films: apocalypse now, full metal jacket, and the deer hunter, all of which were made before platoon. Mr stone, himself a vietnam vet, observes the war through the short focus of a single infantry platoon, fighting somewhere near the cambodian border in 1967.
Platoon, often cited as one of the best and most realistic war films ever made, is a stunning and sobering movie about vietnam oliver stone brings this film to the screen with an extreme amount. Reviews include a prominent movie poster, historical background for the film, a summary or synopsis of the film, excerpted dialogue, and critical commentary in order to appreciate the film more fully. The movie's story is a plain one of war and survival a french platoon, made up of both french and laotian soldiers, is ordered to abandon a highland outpost and rejoin larger french forces. Film reviews in america alone, films like all quiet on the western front have chronicled the human experiences of battle for nearly a century by contrast, the tradition of american war stories, pro- and anti-war alike, is a long one full of films both celebratory and nihilistic, hopeful and cynical.
Platoon is not only a documentation of america's sordid involvement in a foreign civil war, it is also a dramatic story of human response a life developing in the most horrible of places there have been films put together better. Platoon is a 1986 american war film written and directed by oliver stone and starring tom berenger, willem dafoe and charlie sheen it is the first film of a trilogy of vietnam war films by stone (followed by 1989's born on the fourth of july and 1993's heaven & earth. Red platoon has 2,791 ratings and 300 reviews in 2009, clinton romesha of red platoon and the rest of the black knight troop were preparing to shut down command outpost keating, the most there is a superficiality in the way americans view the concept of war and the reasons we are at war. If war is, as the old adage has it, long periods of boredom punctuated with moments of pure terror platoon came at the end of the cycle of great films about vietnam kubrick would bring the era to a review - the avengers: series 2, episode 8 - death of a great dane film of the day - the good.
Tweet on saturday, november 5, 2016, the cinefamily in los angeles will show oliver stone's platoon, with a discussion afterward between rogerebertcom contributor sam fragoso, myself, and rogerebertcom contributor jim beaver, a film historian, actor and vietnam veteran. Director: oliver stone starring: tom berengeras sgt barnes, keith davidas king, willem dafoeas sgt elias and others a young recruit in vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. Platoon an american war film about the lives of a platoon of american soldiers in the war in vietnam they patrol, live, fight and die in the forests in vietnam this film is reflected through the look of a young recruit. Platoon is a film attributed to the vietnam war, and is based on an infantry within the us army the film begins with chris taylor, the protagonist played in the text, major problems of american history, it was stated that people even consider america's involvement in the vietnam war its greatest failure. If you think of the movie platoon changed into an afghanistan war movie, the american soldiers becoming russian soldiers, the vietnamese becoming afghans, but everything else remaining the same, you may begin to see why i dislike platoon so much i don't want to see imperialist armies humanized, and the people they are terrorizing and killing.
Rotten tomatoes gives the film an 81% ranking, which is similar to what viewers who have registered on the site have said, making platoon a certified fresh tomato reviewers spend a lot of time talking about the realism of the film, choosing to emphasize the realism the film portrays based off of stone's fear of the war. Platoon is an acclaimed war film written and directed by oliver stone based on his experiences as an american soldier in the vietnam war it was released in 1986 and won the academy award for best picture this is also his first film about the war, followed by born on the fourth of july and heaven. As a film, platoon has excellent visuals and a strong, though at times overdone, use of samuel barber's the mournful piece, one of the greatest pieces of music ever written (by an american or from platoon is in the end i think not about vietnam it is about morality: in war and within ourselves.
Platoon is a 1986 american war film written and directed by oliver stone and starring tom berenger, willem dafoe and charlie sheen it is the first film of a trilogy of vietnam war films by stone stone wrote the story based upon his experiences as a us infantryman in vietnam to counter the vision of. Read this full essay on platoon, film review the vietnam war was on everyone's mind in 1960s and 1970s in our country it was the center of much of america' 610 words - 3 pages this is a movie review on platoon, which is an american war film produced in 1986 and directed by oliver stone. Disha patel professor mannon history april 29, 2015 movie review: platoon platoon is an american war film by oliver stone, in 1986 this movie is based on vietnam war it was a really great movie i have ever watched however, it was difficult for me to understand some parts of it, but i tried my best. Director: oliver stone starring: johnny depp, charlie sheen, willem dafoe and others.
Review: directed by: john bowker written by: john bowker starring: tyler david, tom stedham, chris keown, michelle mahoney, ariauna albright another adventure into the advent of an impending zombie apocalypse paves the way for director/writer john bowker's vision of platoon of the dead. 'platoon' is a semi-autobiographical film about the vietnam war from the point of view of its writer and director, oliver stone what the film lacks in subtle messaging, it makes up for with a touching morality tale on the experience of war and provides an allegory for the sudden change in the political/social climate of the time. American war films related topics imax films (297) simon and mark review jonathan liebesman's action film about a marine platoon up against an alien invasion in los angeles. Photo: warner bros i get what american sniper is trying to do i really do clint eastwood's film is attempting to convey the grit, the determination, the pure endurance of seeing a belief through to its end.