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Compiled by John K. McAskill, La Salle University
This bibliography includes citations for reviews and criticism of all known theatrical films, television movies, and television drama series related to the Vietnam War. PDF files with bibliographic citations for individual films or television programs are accessible via the hypertext links in the title list below. This title list includes the original film or television program title with cross references from television series episode titles and foreign language or other title variations on the original title of the work.
For my purposes, the scope of what constitutes a “Vietnam War” film is intentionally broad. I have included in this canon any dramatic film or television program which: (1) describes events in Vietnam preceding or contributing to American involvement; (2) depicts war related events during the period of active American involvement (1961-1975); or (3) shows the continuing effects of the war in Vietnam and elsewhere since 1975. I have included full episode title coverage of television series where a major character is a Vietnam veteran. Though only a few episodes in these series may reference the Vietnam War explicitly, the development of known ‘veteran’ characters may be of interest to Vietnam War studies. For series where only selected episodes mention Vietnam, only the relevant episodes have been listed.
A complimentary “Annotated Bibliography of Vietnam War Film Criticism,” available elsewhere on this site, includes citations to general sources which discuss three or more dramatic films related to Vietnam's wars in the twentieth century. Where these sources have been cited in the specific film review and criticism bibliographies, their publication information has been abbreviated to [GB] i.e. [general bibliography]. Full citations for these works may be retrieved from the annotated general bibliography. This bibliography has been compiled over a period of fifteen years from a variety of sources. It is meant to be exhaustive, but is inevitably limited by the (chiefly American) print and online sources which have been accessible to me.
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