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Annotated Bibliography of Vietnam War Film Criticism


Alternate chronological arrangement (through July 2003)

Compiled by John K. McAskill, Systems Librarian, La Salle University


This bibliography includes monographs, theses, chapters in books, articles in collections, periodical and newspaper articles, book reviews and World Wide Web sites which discuss three or more dramatic films related to Vietnam’s wars in the twentieth century. Sources which are more narrowly focused are included in a bibliography of film reviews and criticism grouped by specific film titles elsewhere on this site.

The scope of what constitutes a “Vietnam War” film for my purposes (and in the “Imaginative representations of the Vietnam War” Collection at La Salle) is intentionally broad. Essentially, I have included in this canon any dramatic film 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.

Most of the material in this bibliography is available in the La Salle collection either as an original document or photocopy. Any document preceded by an asterisk (*) was not available for review in its entirety and is, therefore, not available at La Salle.

Following the regular alphabetical bibliography is a chronological arrangement of the same citations


I would particularly like to thank Stephen Breedlove, Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Nancy Tresnan, and the rest of the dedicated ILL staff for their indispensable assistance over the years in deciphering obscure citations and in retrieving copies of this material.


Annotated bibliography of Vietnam War film criticis


Adair, Gilbert. Hollywood’s Vietnam : from the Green berets to Apocalypse now London ; New York : Proteus Books, 1981.

Vietnam on film

The Green berets

Apocalypse now

___________. Hollywood’s Vietnam London : Heinemann, 1989.

Adams, William. “Screen wars: The battle for Vietnam” Dissent 37 (winter 1980), p. 65-72.

Culture in an age of money : the legacy of the 1980’s in America

______________. “Still shooting after all these years” Mother Jones 13 (Jan 1988), p. 47-9.

|On the second wave of Vietnam War films with emphasis on Distant thunder, Bat 21, Good Morning Vietnam, and Off limits|

______________. “War stories: Movies, memory and the Vietnam War” Comparative social research 11 (1989), p. 165-83.

Adatto, Kiku. American fantasy : social conflicts and social myths in films of the 1970s Thesis (Ph.D.)–State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1982.

Ahlander, Lars. “Tran Vu, vietnamesisk film-veteran” Chaplin 22/1 |166| (Feb 1980), p. 31-2.

Aidan, Marceau. “Nantes 92 : le cinema vietnamien” Jeune cinema n.223 (Jul/Aug 1993), p. 43-4.

Alexander, William. “Vietnam: An appropriate pedagogy” Jump cut (Mar 31, 1986), p. 59-62.

Allen, Douglas (see under Coming to terms) Allen, Henry. “Images of the last real war: For the desert troops, battle visions shaped by Vietnam films” Washington post (Jan 3, 1991), p. C1, C13.

Alonge, Andrea Giaime. “Il tamburo e il televisore : riflessioni sul Vietnam movie e su Gardens of stone” in Vietnam e ritorno (p. 85-106)

Gardens of stone

America rediscovered : critical essays on literature and film in the Vietnam War (edited by Owen W. Gilman, Jr. and Lorrie Smith) New York : Garland, 1990.

American Film Institute catalog of motion pictures produced in the United States New York : R.R. Bowker, 1970-

Anderegg, Michael. “Hollywood and Vietnam: John Wayne and Jane Fonda as discourse” in Inventing Vietnam (p. 15-32)

Appelo, Tim. “Where the war goes on and on …: In books, movies, and television, we have tried both to face the war and to domesticate it” Entertainment weekly (Feb 23, 1990), p. 53-4.

*Asenas, Jennifer J. Redressing the Vietnam syndrome : the variations on a just war theme in three post-Vietnam World War II films Thesis (M.A.)—California State University, Long Beach, 2002.

Saving Private Ryan

The thin red line

Pearl Harbor

Aufderheide, Pat. “Inventing Vietnam : the war in film and television” Film quarterly 46/1 (fall 1992), p. 42-3.

________________. “Vietnam: Good soldiers” in Seeing through movies (edited by Mark Crispin Miller) New York : Pantheon, 1990. (p. 83-111)

________________. “The Vietnam of movies and TV” Canadian dimension 22/8 (Nov 1988), p. 8-11.

Dear America: Letters home from Vietnam

China Beach

Aulich, James (see under Vietnam images) Auster, Al and Quart, Leonard. “Hollywood and the Vietnam War” Democratic left 16/1 (Jan/Feb 1988), p. 13-14.

________________________. “Hollywood and Vietnam: The triumph of the will” Cineaste 9 (spring 1979), p. 4-9.

The deer hunter

________________________. How the war was remembered : Hollywood & Vietnam New York : Praeger, 1988.


Go tell the Spartans

The Deer hunter

________________________. “Man and superman : Vietnam and the new American hero” Social policy 11 (January/February, 1981), p. 60-64.

________________________. “The wounded vet in postwar film” Social policy (fall 1982), p. 25-31.

Coming home

Cutter’s way

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Badsey, Stephen. “The depiction of war reporters in Hollywood feature films from the Vietnam War to the present” Film history 14 (2002), p. 243-60.

Baltake, Joe. “The soldier’s story” Sacramento bee (Mar 6, 1988), Encore magazine, p. 16, 19.

Balzar, John. “Vietnam and culture; Lessons and legacies / 25 years after Vietnam; Coming home is never easy” Los Angeles times (Apr 16, 2000), Calendar, p. 4.

Born on the Fourth of July

Heaven and earth


Three seasons

Banh, Bao. “Film in Vietnam” Film und Fernsehen 16/4 (1988), p. 48-9.

_________ and Huu, Ngoc. L’itineraire du film de fiction Vietnamien : experiences vietnamiennes Hanoi : Editions en langues etrangers, 1984.

Banner, Fiona. The Nam London : Frith Street Books, 1997.

Apocalypse now

Apocalypse now

The Deer hunter

Hamburger Hill


Full metal jacket

Born on the Fourth of July

Barton, Kenneth G. The celluloid legacy : the Vietnam War portrayed in Hollywood films, 1977-1979 Thesis (M.A.)–Georgetown University, 1983. (xii, 106 leaves)

The deer hunter

The Green Berets

Hearts and minds

Bassan, Raphael. “Paris” revue du cinema n. 397 (1984), p. 85-6.

Bates, Milton J. “Men, women and Vietnam” in America rediscovered (1990) (p. 27-63)

The big chill

In country

Coming home

____________. The wars we took to Vietnam : cultural conflict and storytelling Berkeley, Calif. : Univ. of California Press, 1996. “A Battalion of films follows ‘Platoon'” World press review 34 (May 1987), p. 59.

The Guardian

Bayer, William. “Films in Vietnam” Film comment 5/2 (spring 1969), p. 46-80.

____________. “Letters” Film comment 6/2 (summer 1970), p. 56-8.

Bayles, Martha. “The road to Rambo III: Hollywood’s vision of Vietnam” New republic (Jul 19-25, 1988), p. 30-35.

The ugly American

Rambo III

Beattie, Keith. “The healed wound: Metaphor and the impact of the Vietnam War” Australasian journal of American studies 9/1 (1990), p. 38-48.

____________. “The Vietnam veteran as ventriloquist” Media international Australia no. 80 (May 1996), p. 46-52.

Beaver, Frank E. (see under “Professor rates movies…”) * Beck, Avenk C. Mythic structures in popular Vietnam combat movies Thesis (M.A.)– Columbia University, 1990. Bellamy, Michael. “Carnival and carnage: Falling like rock stars and second lieutenants” in America rediscovered (1990) (p. 10-15)

Born on the Fourth of July

The Deer hunter

Southern comfort

Apocalypse now


Bereznitskii, Ian. “Gollivud i uotergeit, ili kino dlia ‘Molchalivogo bol’shinstva'” Iskusstvo kino 2 (1982), p. 134-62.

Berg, Rick. “Losing Vietnam : Covering the war in an age of technology” Culture critique no. 3 (spring 1986), p. 92-125. Reprinted in Historical memory and representations of the Vietnam War (edited by Walter L. Hixson) New York : Garland, 2000. (p. 264-98)

________ (see also under James, David) Bernard, Gabrielle. “Letters: Vietnam movies: Quieting ghosts” New York times 139 (Jun 17, 1990), sec. 2, p. 3.

|Response to Thomas Bird’s article cited below|

Bernardoni, James. The new Hollywood : what the movies did with the new freedoms of the seventies Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1991.

American graffiti

Apocalypse now

Taxi driver


Berti, Raffaele de. “Il recupero del mito dell’identita nazionale americano nel Vietnam film” in Vietnam e ritorno (p. 51-72)

The Deer hunter

Casualties of war

Heaven and earth

Bertrand, Ina. “From silence to reconciliation: The representation of the Vietnam War in Australian film and television” Historical journal of film, radio and television 8/1 (1988), p. 75-89.

The odd angry shot

Sword of honour

Bird, Thomas. “Man and boy confront the images of war” New York times 139 (May 27, 1990), sec. 2, p. 11, 16.


Dear America

“Blacks blast movie and TV industries perpetuation of old stereotyped images” Jet 75 (Nov 28, 1988), p. 64.

Good times

Full metal jacket


Blake, Richard A. “The tide of pomp: Images of war in a season of peace” America 162/3 (Jan 27, 1990), p. 62-5.

Born on the Fourth of July


Henry V

Blas, Juan Antonio de. “Vietnam, Vietnam: Inventario de un desastre” Cuadernos del norte 7/35 (1986), p. 30-5.

The ugly American

Lost command

The A Team

Full metal jacket

Blaszczyna, Stanislaw. “Od zieleni beretow do wioski My Lai” Kino 25/1 |283| (Jan 1991), p. 12-17.

Blowen, Michael. “‘Platoon’ leads charge on war fantasies” Boston globe (Jan 4, 1987), Arts and films, p. B21-22.

Top gun



Missing in action

Heartbreak Ridge

The deer hunter

Go tell the Spartans

Apocalypse now

Bogle, Daniel. Blacks in American films and television : an encyclopedia New York : Garland, 1988.

Borg, Ed (see under Langman, Larry) Boulton, Mark. Repatriation through film ; the role of the American film industry in changing public perceptions about Vietnam soldiers and veterans since the late 1970s Thesis (M.A.)–University of Southern Mississippi, 1997. (xi, 129 leaves)

Bowen, Kevin. “Strange hells: Hollywood in search of America’s lost war” in From Hanoi to Hollywood (p. 226-35)


Bowles, Stephen E. The film anthologies index Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow, 1994. Bradley, Mark Philip. Contests of memory : war and remembrance in contemporary Vietnam |unpublished conference paper, 1998| (38 p.)

* Brennan, Raymond Joseph. Posttraumatic stress disorder in Vietnam veterans : cultural representation and therapeutic models Thesis (Ph.D.)–Washington State University, 1997. (vii, 267 leaves) Breteque, Francois de la. “L’Indochine au coeur d’une oeuvre: L’iliade et l’odyssee de Pierre Schoendoerffer” Cahiers de la cinematheque n.57 (Oct 1992), p. 74-83.

Dien Bien Phu

Brewin, Bob (Robert). “Hollywood takes on Vietnam: Filmmakers fictions bring the war home” Video (Oct 1987), p. 52-5, 112-13.

_________________. “TV’s newest villain: The Vietnam veteran” TV guide (Jul 19, 1979), p. 4-8.

Britton, Andrew. “Sideshows: Hollywood in Vietnam” Movie 27-28 (winter-spring 1980-81), p. 2-23.

The Deer hunter

Apocalypse now

Coming home

Brode, Douglas. Films of the sixties Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press, 1980.

Broeske, Pat H. “Jungle dreams” Stills 19 (May 1985), p. 27.

Brownlie, Tom. “Memories of Vietnam: We gotta get out of this place” Film |UK| 3/9 (Nov 1987), p. 9.

Full metal jacket

Hamburger Hill

Bruha, James Joseph. The Vietnam War in film from fiction : challenging the myth of Hollywood’s crusade against America’s longest war Thesis (M.A.)–Colorado State University, 1998. (vi, 83 leaves)

Budra, Paul. “Rambo in the garden: The POW film as pastoral” Literature/film quarterly 18/3 (Jul 1990), p. 188-92.

The Green Berets

Bui, Phu. “Nang tien bay tren que huong dat Viet” in his Dien anh qua nhung chang duong Ha Noi : Van Hoa, 1981.



Burnett, Robert P. “Real life, reel war” San Francisco chronicle (Feb 25, 1990), World, p. 20.

Burton, Jonathan. “The Vietnam Film Project” Nation 248 (Jun 12, 1988), p. 825-27.

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C., H.. (see under “Films voor Vietnam”) Cagin, Seth and Dray, Philip. Hollywood films of the seventies : sex drugs, violence, rock n’ roll and politics New York : Harper & Row, 1984.

Caldwell, Gail. “Vietnam in film; The catharsis continues” Boston globe (Aug 25, 1989), p. 71.

Casualties of war

Callaghan, David Scott. Representing the Vietnamese : race, culture, and the Vietnam War in American film and drama Thesis (Ph.D.)–City University of New York, 1998. (348 p.)

Calloway, Catherine. “American literature and film of the Vietnam War: Classroom strategies and critical sources” in The Vietnam War : teaching approaches and resources (edited by Marc Jason Gilbert) New York : Greenwood Press, 1991. (p. 139-59)

________________ “Vietnam War literature and film: A bibliography of secondary sources” Bulletin of bibliography 43/3 (Sep 1986), p. 149-58. Camacho, Paul. “The future of patriotism: The war film, the cinema industry, and the Vietnam veteran movement” New England journal of history 47/1 (1990), p. 32-42.

Canby, Vincent. “Hollywood focuses on Vietnam at last” New York times (Feb 19, 1978), sec. 2, p. 1+

A letter to Jane

Caparros Lera, Jose Maria. La Guerra de Vietnam, entre la historia y el cineBarcelona : Editorial Ariel, 1998.

Cardullo, Bert. “Vietnam revisited and recent fiction films about the Vietnam War” Hudson review 40/3 (1987), p. 459-64.


Go tell the Spartans

Casciato, Arthur D. “Teaching the literature of the Vietnam War” Review 9 (1987), p. 125-47.

Cavallero, Joseph. Reflections on a little war : the Vietnam conflict as portrayed in selected examples of art, literature, film, and popular music Thesis (M.A.)–Northwest Missouri State University, 1980.

The Green Berets

Coming home

The Deer hunter

Cawley, Leo. “Refighting the war: Why the movies are in Vietnam” Village voice 32/36 (Sep 8, 1987), p. 18, 20, 22-3.

_____________. “The war about the war: Vietnam films and American myth” in From Hanoi to Hollywood (p. 69-80)

|Revision of his 1987 Village Voice article|

Cerone, Daniel. “War & peace on Vietnam film front: Vietnamese-U.S. film symposium stirs passions” Los Angeles times (Apr 29, 1989), Calendar, p. 1.

Chang, Cha. “… O mire, o druzhbe” Iskusstvo kino n. 1 (1974), p. 124-6.

|In Russian|

Charlot, John. “Victims of a common tragedy: While Vietnam struggles to recover, its film industry works to heal and humanize those who were once on opposing sides of the war” Los Angeles times (Aug 26, 1990), Calendar, p. 5.

_____________. “Vietnamese cinema: First views” Journal of Southeast Asian studies 22/1 (Mar 1991), p. 33-62.

Colonialism and nationalism in Asian cinema

Historical memory and representations of the Vietnam War

_____________. “Vietnamese cinema, the power of the past” Journal of American folklore 102/406 (Oct-Dec 1989), p. 442-52.

Cheramy, Yann. La guerre du Viet-Nam et le traumatisme des Etats-Unis : une source d’inspiration inepuisable pour le cinema americain Thesis (Licence de Sociologie)-Universite de Nantes, 2002. (29, |16| leaves)

The deer hunter

Forrest Gump

Chi, Ngo Hieu. “Challenges to the National Film Collection in Vietnam” Journal of film preservation no. 60/61 (July 2000), p. 36-40.

Christensen, Terry. Reel politics : American political movies from Birth of a nation to Platoon New York : Blackwell, 1987.

Christopher, Renny. “Images of Vietnamese in American film: The Mafia and the super-capitalists” Viet Nam generation 7/1-2 (1996), p. 106-8.

Alamo Bay

Steele justice

Vietnam Texas

Gleaming the cube

__________________. The Viet Nam war/the American war : images and representations in Euro-American and Vietnamese exile narratives Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of California, Santa Cruz, 1992. (413 p.)


Chua, Lawrence. “Cinema now: Of love and war: Cinema of Vietnam” Village voice 39 (Jan 25, 1994), p. 56-7.

Em be Hanoi

Bao gio cho den thang muoi

Thi tran yen tinh

Anh va em

Co gai tren song

Chyong, Kha Suan. “… Svoe nepovtorimoe siovo : Nastoishoee iskusstvo ne stareet” Iskusstvo kino (1980) n. 1, p. 79-82.

Cielo, Silvana. “Saigon” Filmcritica 39/385-386 (Aug-Sep, 1988), p. 12-13.

Cieutat, Michel. “Hollywood et le Viet-nam : Ou les contours de le verite” Positif 320 (Oct 1987), p. 50-58.

“Cinema vietnamien” Cinethique (1974) (see under Fargier, J.-P.) Clark, Michael. “Remembering Vietnam” Cultural critique 3 (spring 1986), p. 46-78.

|Reprinted in The Vietnam War and American culture (edited by John Carlos Rowe and Rick Berg) New York : Columbia Univ. Press, 1991. (p. 177-207)

|Reprinted in Historical memory and representations of the Vietnam War (edited by Walter L. Hixson) New York : Garland, 2000 (p. 232-263)|

______________. “Vietnam : Representation of self and war” Wide angle 7/4 (1985), p. 4-11.

Comber, Michael and O’Brien, Margaret. “Evading the war : The politics of the Hollywood Vietnam film” History |London| 73/238 (Jun 1988), p. 248-60.

The Green Berets


Coming to terms : Indochina, the United States, and the war (edited by Douglas Allen and Ngo Vinh Long) Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1991.

The bulletin of concerned Asian scholars

Connolly, Keith. “Vietnam on film” Cinema papers n.21 (May-Jun 1070), p. 334-8.

Cook, David A. Lost illusions : American cinema in the shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979 New York : Scribner’s, 1999. (scattered sections)

Corliss, Richard. “Guns and buttered popcorn : Vietnam movies” New times (Mar 20, 1978), p. 65-8.

How I won the war


A bridge too far

The boys in Company C

Coming home

Cosford, Bill. “Realism, not art, has become yardstick for Vietnam movies” Miami herald (Aug 28, 1987), Amusements, p. 1D.

* Cotterill, Steven. Hollywood remembers? A critical analysis of the film industry’s portrayal of the Vietnam War Thesis (M.A.)–Central Connecticut State University, 1992. (iii, 101 leaves)

Covino, Michael. “Vietnam : The movies” Express|Berkeley| 10/26 (Apr 8, 1988), p. 9-14.

Cultural legacies of Vietnam : Uses of the past in the present (edited by Richard Morris and Peter Ehrenhaus) Norwood, N.J. : Ablex Pub. Corp., 1990.

Cunningham, Ann Marie. “Films and Vietnam: Looking away: Hollywood and Vietnam by Julian Smith” Progressive (Oct 1975), p. 58-9.

Curley, Stephen J. (see under Wetta, Frank Joseph) D Dan, Le (see Le, Dan) Danh muc phim truyen Viet Nam, 1987-1997 = Catalogue of Vietnamese feature films Ha Noi : Vien nghe thuat va luu tru dien anh Viet Nam, 1999.




Daniel, Joseph. Guerre et cinema : grandes illusions et petites soldats 1895-1971 Paris : Colin, 1972.

Davidson, James West and Lytle, Mark Hamilton. “Where trouble comes” |Chapter 15| in After the fact : the art of historical detection 3rd ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1992. (p. 356-86)

Davis, John Edward. Explorations of the counterfeit : an interpretation of Apocalypse now, Platoon, and Full metal jacket Thesis (M.A.)–University of Wyoming, 1991. (xx, 143 leaves)

Apocalypse now


Full metal jacket

De Berti, Raffaele (see Berti, Raffaele de) De la Breteque, Francois (see Breteque, Francois de la) Delmas, Ginette and Tournes, Andree. “Semaine vietnamienne” Jeune cinema n.161 (Oct 1984), p. 16-18.

Pour l’avenir

Le village d’Antan

Delmeulle, Frederic. “Fiction cinematographique et guerre d’Indochine” Cahiers de la cinematheque n.57 (Oct 1992), p. 62-72.

DeMarco, Darcy. “The missing image of Black vets in Nam” In these times 11/37 (Sep 30-Oct 6, 1987), p. 20.

______________. “Nam as it really was? Blacks in the new Vietnam movies” Black film review 3/4 (fall 1987), p. 10-12.

Demeter, John. “(It’s) good mourning Vietnam!” Radical America 22/1 (Jan-Feb 1988), p. 6-16.

Deming, Angus and Ivry, Benjamin. “Love, sex and lost causes: French movies confront the nation’s colonial past” Newsweek 120 (Aug 24, 1992), p. 52.



Dien Bien Phu

Denisoff, R. Serge and Romanowski, William R. “Goooood morning, Vietnam!” in their Risky business : Rock in film New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, 1991. (p. 605-51)

____________________________________________. “The Pentagon’s top guns : Movies and music” Journal of American culture 12 (fall 1989), p. 67-8.

The Green Berets

Top gun


DeRose, David J. “A dual perspective : First person narrative in Vietnam film and drama” in America rediscovered (p. 109-19)

Desser, David. “‘Charlie don’t surf’ : Race and culture in the Vietnam War films” in Inventing Vietnam (p. 81-102)

_____________ (see also under Studlar, Gaylyn) Devine, Jeremy M. Vietnam at 24 frames a second : A critical and thematic analysis of over 400 films about the Vietnam War Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1994, c1995.

Di Francesco, Anthony R. Vietnam journey : Psychohistorical contexts of post traumatic stress as reflected by myth in film Thesis (Ph.D.)–California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, 1984.

Diem, Chin Mai. “Vsegda s naradom” Iskusstvo kino (1981) n.5, p. 138-46.

|In Russian|

Dionisopoulos, George N. “Images of the warrior returned : Vietnam veterans in popular American film” in Cultural legacies of Vietnam (1990) (p. 80-98)

Dittmar, Linda and Michaud, Gene. “America’s Vietnam War films : Marching toward denial” Introduction to From Hanoi to Hollywood (p. 1-15)

___________ (see also under From Hanoi to Hollywood) Do, Duc Thao. “Vietnamese cinema in 1986” Vietnamese studies n. 19 (1988), p. 129-31.

Do, Lai Thuy. “Cinema” Vietnamese studies n. 31 (1991), p. 97-99.

Loi lam

Dang sau canh cua

Dem hoi Long Tri

* Dobenecker, Julie Lyn. Focusing on the Vietnam War : the use of film in shaping American perceptions of the Vietnam War Thesis (B.A.)–James Madison University, 1992. (101 leaves) Dodd, Jan. “Vietnam in the movies” in his Vietnam, the rough guide London : Rough Guides, 1996. (p. 462-7)

Rough guide to Vietnam

Red dust

Dogliani, Patrizia. “La memoria collettiva della guerra del Vietnam nella societa Americana oggi” Passato e presente no. 14-15 (1987), p. 171-94.


Dollar, Steve. “Films provide views of life in Vietnam” Atlanta constitution (Oct 4, 1989), p. D3.

Dolmatowskaja, Galina. Listki lunnogo kalendria : Agressia SShA vo Vetnamei mirovoi ekran Moscow : Iskusstvo, 1985. (239 p.)

Vietnamkrieg und seine Darstellung

_____________________. “Der Vietnamkrieg und seine Darstellung im internationalen Film” Beitrage zur Film-und-Fernsehwissenschaft 25/3 (1984 special issue), p. 7-211.

_____________________. “Das Vietnamsyndrome” Beitrage zur Film-und-Fernsehwissenschaft 24/3 (1983), p. 95-114.

Coming home

The Deer hunter

Apocalypse now

The Stuntman

Donald, Ralph R. “Conversion as persuasive convention in American war films” in Beyond the stars : Studies in American popular film. Vol. 2. Plot conventions in American film Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State Univ. Popular Press, 1991. (p. 36-52)

_______________. “The ugly American syndrome in films of the Vietnam War” in Beyond the stars : studies in American popular film. Vol. 5. Themes and ideologies in American popular film. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State Univ. Popular Press, 1996. (p. 87-101)

The ugly American

Dougall, Lucy. War/peace film guide Berkeley, Calif. : World Without War Council, 1970.

_____________. War/peace film guide 2nd ed. Chicago, Ill. : World Without War Publications, 1973. Douglass, Wayne J. “The criminal psychopath as Hollywood hero” Journal of popular film 8/4 (winter 1981), p. 30-9.


Dirty Harry

Taxi driver

Dowling, John. War/peace film guide 3rd ed. Chicago, Ill. : World Without War Publications, 1980.

Downey, Sharon D. “Top guns in Vietnam : The pilot as protected warrior hero” in War and film in America : historical and critical essays (edited by Marilyn J. Matelski and Nancy Lynch Street) Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2003. (p. 114-33)

_______________ (see also under Rasmussen, Karen)

Doyle, Jeff, and Grey, Jeffrey. “Australia and the Vietnam War – a select bibliography” Vietnam generation 3/2 (1991), p. 126-66.

_________. “Dismembering the Anzac legend : Australian popular culture and the Vietnam War” Vietnam generation 3/2 (1991), p. 109-25.

The odd angry shot

Sword of honour


Doyle, Robert C. “Unresolved mysteries : The myth of the missing warrior and the government deceit theme in the popular captivity culture of the Vietnam War” Journal of American culture 15 (summer 1992), p. 1-18.

Draper, Ellen. “Finding a language for Vietnam in the action-adventure genre” in Inventing Vietnam (p. 103-13)



Dray, Philip (see under Cagin, Seth) Duc, Kon. Tieu luan phe binh dien anh Thanh pho Ho Chi Minh : Tre, 1996.

Durgnat, Raymond. “True grit and friendly fire” Monthly film bulletin 54/646 (Nov 1987), p. 326-8.

* Durkin, Andrew. Vietnam War films in a postfeminist age Thesis (B.A.)–Drew University, 1993. (102 leaves)




Early, Emmett. The war veteran in film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2003.

Easthope, Anthony. “Realism and its subversion : Hollywood and Vietnam” in Tell me lies about Vietnam (p. 30-49)

Odd angry shot

The sands of Iwo Jima

Edelman, Rob. “Viet vets talk about Nam films” Films in review 30/9 (Nov 1979), p. 539-42.

____________. “The shot heard round the heart: Ten years later, the wounds haven’t healed from America’s most traumatic war: Vietnam” Video times (May 1985), p. 81-3.

____________. “Vietnam on film” Sightlines 21/2 (winter 1987/88), p. 8-11.

____________. “Vietnam War films” in The political companion to American film (edited by Gary Crowdus) Chicago : Lake View Press, 1994. (p. 444-54)

Ehrenhaus, Peter (see under Cultural legacies of Vietnam) Eisner, Joel. Television comedy series : an episode guide to 153 TV sitcoms in syndication Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1984. Ellis, Caron Schwartz. Romancing the land : American land-based mythology and the Vietnam War Thesis (M.A.)–University of Colorado, 1990. Emerson, Gloria. “Forum: How films lie about Vietnam” National Catholic reporter 17 (Nov 14, 1980), p. 7-9.

Engelhardt, Tom. “Ambush at Kamikaze Pass (III) : Vietnam movies” in his The end of victory culture : Cold war America and the disillusioning of a generation New York : BasicBooks, 1995. (p. 275-80)

Enjuto, Esther (see under Llacer, Eusebio V.) Erickson, Hal. Syndicated television : the first forty years, 1947-1987 Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1989. Evans, Ben. The aesthetics of violence in films about Vietnam Thesis (M.A.)-University of London, Birkbeck College, 1998. (36 p.)

Eysakkers, Harry. “Hollywood in Vietnam” Andere sinema 15 (Jan 1980), p. 32-8.




Farber, Stephen. “Movies from behind the barricades” Film quarterly 24/2 (winter 1970-71), p. 24-33.

The strawberry statement

Getting straight

The pursuit of happiness

Farenick, Sarah. “Television and the Vietnam War” Chap. 17 in The Vietnam War : handbook of the literature and research (edited by James S. Olson) Wesport, CT : Greenwood Press, 1993. (p. 363-379)

Fargier, Jean-Paul, et al. “Cinema vietnamien” Cinethique n.17-18 (1974), p. 108-15.

Farocki, Harun. “Hund von der Autobahn” Filmkritik 26/1 (1982), p. 5-32.

Felchner, William J. “Hollywood presents the Vietnam War” Movie collector’s world no. 630 (May 25, 2001), p. 33-7.

Fernandez, Enrique. “Damned Yankees : How Hollywood fights the good fight” Village voice 31/48 (Dec 2, 1986), p. 73-4, 78.

Ferrario, Davide. “Qui e altrove” Cineforum n.195 (Jun 1980), p. 350-59.

Apocalypse now

The Deer hunter

Coming home

Go tell the Spartans


Who’ll stop the rain

Fiedler, Leslie A. “Mythicizing the unspeakable” Journal of American folklore 103 (Oct-Dec 1990), p. 390-400.

Apocalypse now

The Deer hunter


Film review annual Englewood, N.J. : J.S. Ozer, 1981-

Film u. Fernsehen in Vietnam, 1920-1974 : Dokumentation : ausfuhrliche Darstellung der Vietnam-Berichterstattung des Westdeutschen Fernsehens 2., verb. Aufl. Koln : Initiativkomitee fur die Starkung des Vietnamesischen Film- und Fernsehwesens, |1974?|

“Films from North Vietnam and the NLF” Film comment 5/2 (spring 1969), p. 85.

“Films voor Vietnam” Skrien n.34-35 (May/Jun 1973), p. 37-9.

Flatley, Guy. “Film : Of women and Vietnam” New York times (Aug 28, 1977), sec. 2, p. 1, 13.

“Flicks against the war” Augur |Eugene, Or.| 2/7 (Jan 14, 1971), p. 18.

Foll, Jan A. “Melodram o deziluzi vietnamske valky” Film a doba 26 (May 1980), p. 291.

Forbes, Tessa and Madden, Jackie. Vietnam War : Films and the media : Information source pack London : British Film Institute, 1993. (16 leaves)

Ford, Jesse Hill. “Face-off: ‘Casualties of war’; Stop overreacting to Vietnam films” USA today (Aug 29, 1989), p. A10.

August moon

Casualties of war

Fore, Steven James. The perils of patriotism : Hollywood war films as generic and cultural discourse Thesis (Ph.D.) — University of Texas at Austin, 1986.

The Dirty dozen

Ulzana’s raid

Southern comfort

Uncommon valor

________________. (see also review essay under From Hanoi to Hollywood) Franklin, H. Bruce. “Mythmaking in America” chap. 4 in his M.I.A. or mythmaking in America Brooklyn, N.Y. : Lawrence Hill Books, 1992. (p. 127-65)

Freedberg, Louis. “War means Hollywood to many U.S. youths: They forsee quick victory in any gulf clash” San Francisco chronicle (Aug 25, 1990), p. A1, A17.

Top gun


From Hanoi to Hollywood : the Vietnam War in American film (edited by Linda Dittmar and Gene Michaud) New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers Univ. Press, 1990.

Film quarterly

Literature/film quarterly

Journal of American culture


Fuchs, Cynthia J. “Film: Repeaters” Vietnam generation newsletter 3/2 (Jun 1991), p. 26-8.

_____________. “‘Put your mouth on this’ : the homosocial paradox in Vietnam films”|unpublished paper, Nov. 1989| (25 p.)

The Deer hunter


Full metal jacket

Casualties of war

_____________. “Sex acts” in The Viet Nam Generation big book (edited by Dan Duffy and Kali Tal) Woodbridge, Conn. : Viet Nam Generation, 1994. (p. 221-25)

_____________. “Vietnam and sexual violence : The movie” in America rediscovered (p. 120-33)

Full metal jacket

_____________. “War movies” City paper|Philadelphia| n.282 (Jan 5-12, 1990), p. 6-7.

Fuller, Graham. “How Hollywood learned to love the war” Listener 118/3023 (Aug 6, 1987), p. 30.

____________. “A story that’s dying to be told” Listener 122/3144 (Dec 14, 1989), p. 36-7.




* Garcia Tsao, Leonardo. “Las guerras ya no son como antes: Viet-Nam derrota a Hollywood” Imagenes 1/9 (Oct 1980), p. 47-54.

Gauthier, Guy. “Indochine, reve d’empire” Revue du cinema n.483 (Jun 1992), p. 50-61.


Dien Bien Phu


___________. “Naissance d’un genre” in “Retour au Viet-nam” |special section| Revue du cinema n.438 (May 1988), p. 65-72.

Geerling, S., et al. “Films voor Vietnam” Skrien n.34-35 (May/Jun 1973), p. 17-19.

Gelman, David. “Ideas: Vietnam comes marching home” Newsweek (Feb 13, 1978), p. 85-6.

Ghislotti, Stefano. “Il cinema americano e la guerra del Vietnam” in Vietnam e ritorno (p. 15-42)

The Green Berets

Hamburger Hill

Coming home

Taxi driver

The Deer hunter

Apocalypse now


Full metal jacket

Gardens of stone

__________________ (see also under Vietnam e ritorno) Giachetti, Romano. “Il cinema americano e la guerra nel Vietnam” Cinema nuovo 22 (Nov/Dec 1973), p. 440-45.

Gianakos, Larry James. Television drama series programming Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1980- |1987|

Gibson, James William. “Paramilitary culture” Critical studies in mass communication 6/1 (Mar 1989), p. 90-94.

__________________. “Paramilitary fantasy culture and the cosmogonic mythology of primeval chaos and order” Vietnam generation 1/3-4 (1989), p. 12-32.

Soldier of fortune

_____________________. Warrior dreams : paramilitary culture in post-Vietnam America New York : Hill and Wang, 1994.

Gillmor, Don. “Acetate flash: The sixties are coming soon to a theater near you” Rolling stone (Sep 22, 1988), p. 37, 112.


Gilman, Owen W., Jr. “Vietnam, chaos and the dark art of improvisation” in Inventing Vietnam (p. 231-50)

Good morning, Vietnam

________________. (see also under America rediscovered) Gitlin, Todd. “Shifting right: yesterday’s Vietnam, today’s FBI” chap. 11 in his Inside prime time New York : Pantheon Books, 1983. (p. 221-246)

except M*A*S*H

Gottschalk, Earl C., Jr. “After long study movie makers find a new war to fight: At least 8 films will break former taboo – Vietnam. But will flicks bomb?” Wall Street journal (Nov 1, 1977), p. 1, 36.

Greenberg, Harvey Roy. “Dangerous recuperations: Red dawn, Rambo and the new Decaturism” Journal of popular film and television 15/2 (summer 1987), p. 60-70.

Screen memories : Hollywood cinema on the psychoanalytic couch

Greenberg, James. “Bringing it all back home” American film 13 (Sep 1988), p. 54-6.

_________________. (see also under Hoberman, J.) Greenhill, Stephen J. “The Vietnam War on the screen” Military illustrated n. 34 (March 1991), p. 30-37 and n. 35 (April 1991), p. 32-38.

* Greenhouse, Lee. Hollywood’s wartime depiction of Vietnam Honors thesis–Harvard College, 1978. Grelier, R. “Le cinema vietnamien : Entretien avec Le Van Ky et Vu Nam” Image et son n.297 (Jun/Jul 1975), p. 17-26.

Grey, Jeffrey (see under Doyle, Jeff) Griesmann, Leah. “Vietnamese filmmakers make inroads” United Press International (Mar 21, 1996)


Gruner, E. G. (Elliot G.). Prisoners of culture : Representing the Vietnam POW New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers Univ. Press, 1993.

Guide to foreign government loan film (16 mm) (compiled by Daniel Sprecher) Alexandria, Va. : Serina Press, 1969-

Guindon, Kurt. “Good, bad & ugly: Vietnam in the movies” Vietnam (Aug 1996), p. 34-40, 56.

Green Berets

Heaven and earth




H. C. (see under “Films voor Vietnam”) Ha, Xuan Truong. “V’etnamskow kino i idei Oktiabria” Iskusstvo kino n.12 (1977), p. 90-106.

_______________ (see also under Film u. Fernsehen in Vietnam, 1920-1974) Hagopian, Patrick. The social memory of the Vietnam War Thesis (Ph.D.)–Johns Hopkins University, 1994. (633 p.)

Haines, Harry William. Mediated Vietnam : The politics of postwar representations Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Utah, 1987.

_____________________. “The pride is back : Rambo, Magnum PI, and the return trip to Vietnam” in Cultural legacies of Vietnam (p. 99-123)

_____________________. “They were called and they went : The political rehabilitation of the Vietnam veteran” in From Hanoi to Hollywood (p. 81-97)

Hasford, Gustav. “Vietnam means never having to say you’re sorry” Penthouse 18/11 (Jul 1987), p. 96-7, 138.

Heilbronn, Lisa M. “Coming home a hero : The changing image of the Vietnam vet on prime time television” Journal of popular films and television 13/1 (1985), p. 25-30.

Magnum, P.I.

Hellmann, John. American myth and the legacy of Vietnam New York : Columbia Univ. Press, 1986.

______________. “Rambo’s Vietnam and Kennedy’s new frontier” in Inventing Vietnam (p. 140-152)

______________. “Vietnam and the Hollywood genre film : Inversions of American mythology in The Deer hunter and Apocalypse nowAmerican quarterly 34/4 (1982), p. 418-39.

Hennebelle, Guy. “Le cinema vietnamien” Ecran 14 (Apr 1973), p. 29-32.

_____________. “Decouverte du cinema vietnamien” Ecran 5 (May 1972), p. 22-4.

_____________. Guide des filmes anti-imperialistes Paris : Editions du Centenaire, 1975.

_____________. Quinze ans du cinema mondiale, 1960-1975 Paris : Cerf, 1975. Hey, Kenneth R. “The reel world: Nostalgia and dis-history” USA today 116 (Nov 1987), p. 93.

Hibbin, Nina. “Hollywood-filmen och kriget i Vietnam” Chaplin 22/6 |n.171| (1980), p. 238-42.

Custer’s last stand

Castle keep

Hiebert, Murray. “Vietnamese films return to the American war” Far Eastern economic review 141 (Jul 14, 1988), p. 50-51.

World press review


Hilbish, Dadney Melissa. Relax, it’s only a movie : representations of war in the Vietnam combat film Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Maryland, 1990. (iv 384 leaves)

The Green Berets


Hill, George H. (see under Parish, James Robert) Hillstrom, Kevin and Hillstrom, Laurie Collier. The Vietnam experience : a concise encyclopedia of American literature, songs, and films Wesport, CT : Greenwood, 1998.

Hillstrom, Laurie Collier (see under Hillstrom, Kevin) Hinson, Hal. “Vietnam: The movies’ coming of age: In the ’80s, shifting from regrets to rehabilitation” Washington post (Jul 5, 1987), p. F1, F4-5.


Full metal jacket

Apocalypse now

Hitchens, Gordon R. “Filmmaking under the bomb” Film comment 5/2 (spring 1969), p. 86-7.

Hoang, Nhuan Cam (see under Do, Lai Thuy) Hoberman, J. and Greenberg, James. “America dearest” American film 13/7 (May 1988), p. 30-45, 54-5.

Dear America

___________. “Film: Mekong Delta blues” Village voice 34 (Apr 11, 1989), p. 61.

___________. “Vietnam: The remake” in Remaking history (edited by Barbara Kruger and Phil Mariani) Seattle : Bay Press, 1989. (p. 174-96)

The Green Berets

Born losers

Holden, Todd Joseph Miles. “Hollywood invades Vietnam: the second American reconstruction” Journal of American and Canadian studies |Japan| 10 (1992), p. 45-70.

Holzl, Gebhard and Peipp, Matthias. Fahr zur Holle, Charlie! : der Vietnamkrieg im amerikanischen Film Munchen : Heyne, 1991.

Houston, Velina Hasu. “To the colonizer goes the spoils: Amerasian progeny in Vietnam War films and owning up to the gaze” Amerasia journal 23/1 (spring 1997), p. 69-85.

China gate


Heaven and earth

Howell, Amanda. “Lost boys and angry ghouls: Vietnam’s undead” Genders 23 (1996), p. 297-334.

Bodies of writing, bodies in performance



Jacob’s ladder

Universal soldier

_____________. No place like home : fantasy, family, and Vietnam on screen Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Rochester, 1996. (vi, 318 leaves)

_____________. “Susan Jefford’s The remasculinization of America : gender and the Vietnam War (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989)” Camera obscura 27 (Sep 1991), p. 166-73.

Huber, Jorg. “Was Hollywood mit Vietnam verband: Beschreibung eines Klimas” Cinema |Zurich| 25/3 (1979), p. 5-16.

Hug, W. J. “Images of the western in selected Vietnam films” in Continuities in popular culture : the present in the past & the past in the present (edited by Ray B. Browne, et al.) Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State Univ. Popular Press, 1993. (p. 176-90)

The deer hunter

Apocalypse now

Full metal jacket

Contemporary literary criticism. 1995 yearbook

Hunter, Jack. “Gun crazy: Vietnam veteran films” in Search & destroy : |an illustrated guide to Vietnam war movies| (edited by Jack Hunter) |London| : Creation Books, 2003, c2002. (Chap. 7, p. 91-138)

__________. “No civil disobedience” in Search & destroy : |an illustrated guide to Vietnam war movies| (edited by Jack Hunter) |London| : Creation Books, 2003, c2002. (Chap. 12, p. 207-216)

__________. “Search and destroy: Vietnam combat films” in Search & destroy : |an illustrated guide to Vietnam war movies| (edited by Jack Hunter) |London| : Creation Books, 2003, c2002. (Chap. 1, p. 19-28)

__________. (see also under Search & destroy : an illustrated guide to Vietnam war movies)

* Huu, Ngoc. “Phim My ve Viet Nam” Tap chi dien anh 76 (1991), p. 22-3.

__________. (see also under Banh, Bao)




Ibragimov, Azbar. “Oderzhav istoricheskuiu pobedu …” Iskusstvo kino (1983) no. 4, p. 138-44.

Ignatovski, Vladimir. “Novite izmereniia na vietnamskiia sindrom … ” Kinoizkustvo 35/9 (Sep 1980), p. 20-29.


Apocalypse now

Initiativkomitee fur die Starkung des Vietnamesischen Film- und Fernsehwesens (see under Film u. Fernsehen in Vietnam, 1920-1974) International dictionary of films and filmmakers Chicago, Ill, : St. James Press, 1984-1986. International dictionary of films and filmmakers 2nd ed. Chicago, Ill, : St. James Press, 1990- International film guide New York : A.S. Barnes, 1964-|1990| Inventing Vietnam : the war in film and television (edited by Michael Andregg) Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press, 1991.

Young, Marilyn B. “Book reviews: Inventing Vietnam…” Cineaste 19/2-3 (1992), p. 85-6.

Isaacs, Arnold R. “GIs as murderers: The fallacy in the Vietnam movies” Washington post (Dec 13, 1989), p. A25.

Tour of duty

Ishimov, Vladimir. “Sever-IUg: Cherez dva goda posle pobedy” Iskusstvo kino (1978) no. 6, p. 121-46.

* Iturrate, L. F. Vietnam en el cine (1975-1993) Thesis (Ph.D.)–Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, 1994.

Ivry, Benjamin (see Under Deming, Angus)




Jacobsen, Kurt. “Grunts and grosses” Guardian (Aug 31, 1989), p. 23.

Jacobson, Harlan. “Thunder on the right” Film comment 19 (Jul/Aug 1983), p. 9-11, 74.

Star wars

Apocalypse now

The Deer hunter

Coming home

Jaehne, Karen. “Cinema in Vietnam: When the shooting stopped and the filming began” Cineaste 17/2 (1989), p. 32-7.

_____________. “Speak your peace” Film comment 25/2 (Mar/Apr 1989), p. 14.

Jaffe, Maggie. Rifle, dope & camera : the “grunt” filmmaker 1997. (37 leaves)

James, David and Berg, Rick. “College course file: Representing the Vietnam War” Journal of film and video 41/4 (winter 1989), p. 60-74.

James, David E. “Rock and roll in representations of of the invasion of Vietnam” Representations 29 (1990), p. 78-89.

Power misses : essays across (un)popular culture

Jason, Philip K. “The Vietnam War in literature and film” Contemporary literary criticism. 1995 yearbook Detroit, MI : Gale, 1996. (vol. 91, p. 383-437)

Apocalypse now

The deer hunter

Full metal jacket

The Green Berets


Jeancolas, Jean-Pierre. “La guerre d’Indochine dans la cinema francais” positif n.375-376 (May 1992), p. 86-8.

Jeffords, Susan. “Debriding Vietnam: The resurrection of the white American male” Feminist studies 14/3 (fall 1988), p. 525-43.

_______________. “Friendly civilians: Images of women and the feminization of the audience in Vietnam films” Wide angle 7/4 (1985), p. 13-22.

Film genre reader II

Apocalypse now

Coming home

First blood

_______________. Hard bodies : Hollywood masculinity in the Reagan era New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers Univ. Press, 1994.

_______________. “Masculinity as excess in Vietnam films: The father/son dynamic of American culture” Genre 21/4 (winter 1988), p. 487-515.

Feminisms : an anthology of literary theory and criticism

_______________. “The new Vietnam films: Is the movie over?” Journal of popular film and television 13/4 (1986), p. 186-94.

_______________. “Point blank: Shooting Vietnamese women” Vietnam generation 1/3-4 (1989), p. 152-67.

_______________. “Rape and the Winter Soldier” in The Viet Nam Generation bib book (edited by Dan Duffy and Kali Tal) Woodbridge, Conn. : Viet Nam Generation, 1994. (p. 152-4)

_______________. The remasculinization of America : gender and the Vietnam War Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana Univ. Press, 1989.

_______________. “Reproducing fathers: Gender and the Vietnam War in U.S. culture” in From Hanoi to Hollywood (p. 203-16)

The remasculinization of America

_______________. “Vietnamese films of the American war” Reflex 3/5 (Sep-Oct 1989), p. 14-15.

_______________. “Women, gender and the war” Critical studies in mass communication 6 (Mar 1989), p. 83-91.

Historical memory and representations of the Vietnam War

* Jensen, K. B. “Gensyn med Vietnam” Levender billeder 10 (Jun 12, 1984), p. 8-9. Johnson, Brian D. “Hollywood’s new vision” Maclean’s 100 (May 11, 1987), p. 58-9.

Johnson, Malcolm. “Despite claim, We were soldiers not first to get it right” Hartford courant (Mar 10, 2002), Arts, p. G1.

We were soldiers…

Jordens, Ann-Mari. “Cultural influences: The Vietnam War and Australia” Journal of the Australian War Memorial no. 15 (Oct. 1989), p. 3-14.

* Jove Gonzalez, Neysa M. La vision etnocentrice estadounidense de la guerra de Vietnam a traves del cine de Hollywood Thesis (B.A.)–Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1992. (81 leaves) Just, Ward S. “Images of war: How America re-creates the ‘blood and darkness'” TV guide (Jan 29, 1983), p. 2-4.




Kagan, Norman. Greenhorns : foreign filmmakers interpret America Ann Arbor, Mich. : Pierian Press, 1982.

Made in U.S.A.

The model shop

Taking off

Zabriskie point

Kasindorf, Martin. “A platoon of war movies” Newsday (May 3, 1987), pt. II, p. 3, 23.


Katzman, Jacob. “From outcast to cliche: How film shaped, warped and developed the image of the Vietnam veteran, 1967-1990” Journal of American culture 16/1 (spring 1993), p. 7-24.

Historical memory and representations of the Vietnam War

Born losers

Born on the Fourth of July

Kehr, Dave. “Movies: Winning the war: 20 years after Tet, Hollywood triumphs in Vietnam” Chicago tribune (Feb 21, 1988), Arts, p. 16.

Kellner, Douglas (see under Ryan, Michael) Keramitas, Dimitri. “Nam forever” in “Retour au Viet-nam”|special section| Revue du cinema n.438 (May 1988), p. 53-59.

Kern, Louis J. “MIAs, myth and macho-magic: Post-apocalyptic cinematic visions of Vietnam” in Search and clear (p. 37-54)

Kerr, Paul. “The Vietnam subtext” Screen 21/2 (summer 1980), p. 67-72.

Kieffer, Anne. “Sur le cinema vietnamien: Un entretien avec Tham Vo Hoang” Jeune cinema 141 (Mar 1982), p. 13-16.

|Difficulties of filmmaking in Vietnam in time of war and current handicaps. In French|

Kilday, Gregg. “Inside moves: The business of show business: … Rambo’s children” Esquire 104 (Oct 1985), p. 122-3.

“Kill Cong” Nation 204 (Apr 10, 1967), p. 453.

The Green Berets

King, Danny R. Film as suasory discourse : rhetorical analysis of Vietnam films Thesis (M.A.)–Baylor University, 1988. (iv, 70 leaves)


Hamburger Hill

King, Geoff. Spectacular narratives : Hollywood in the age of the blockbuster London : I.B. Taurus, 2000.

Apocalypse now


Independence day

Kinney, Judy Lee. “Gardens of stone, Platoon, and Hamburger Hill: Ritual and remembrance” in Inventing Vietnam (p. 153-65)

_____________. “The mythical method: Fictionalizing the Vietnam War” Wide angle 7/4 (1985), p. 35-40.

Apocalypse now

Who’ll stop the rain

The Deer hunter

Klein, Michael and Weiner, Peter. “A filmography of oppositional politics and culture in the Vietnam era, 1963-1974” Historical journal of film, radio and television 11/1 (Mar 1991), p. 59-72.

Klein, Michael L. “Cultural narrative and the process of re-collection: Film, history and the Vietnam era” in The Vietnam era : media and popular culture in the US and Vietnam (p. 3-37)

_____________. “Historical memory, film, and the Vietnam era” in From Hanoi to Hollywood (p. 19-40)

_____________ (see also under The Vietnam era : media and popular culture in the US and Vietnam) * Klubertz, Frank. Zur Aufarbeitungen des Vietnamkrieges im amerikanischen Spielfilm Thesis (M.A.)–Aachen, 1987. Kobak, Stuart J. “Vietnam: the Hollywood pariah” Films on disc features |website| (c. 1998) |5 p.|

Apocalypse now

The deer hunter

Go tell the Spartans

Konig, Hans. “Films and plays about Vietnam treat everything but the war” New York times (May 27, 1979), sec. 2, p. 1, 23.

The Deer hunter

Coming home

Friendly fire

G.R. Point

Kopkind, Andrew. “Hollywood politics: Hearts, minds, and money” Ramparts (Aug 1975), p. 45-8.

Kranz, Rachel C. “Apocalypse now and The Deer hunter: The lies aren’t over” Jump cut 23 (Oct 1980), p. 18-20.

Krohn, Bill. “Le Vietnam … encore: Coppola tourne Gardens of stoneCahiers du cinema n.387 (Sep 1986), p. viii.

Gardens of stone

Kuehn, Detlef. “Wann wird der 10. Mond kommen? Eine Reportage aus Vietnam” EPD Film 3/11 (Nov 1986), p. 7-9.

Kyle, Cynthia (see under Sanoff, Alvin P.)




La Breteque, Francois de (see Breteque, Francois de la) Lam, Toi (actor). “Sobytie v istorii v’etnamskogo kino” Iskusstvo kino (1981), no. 11, p. 17-19.

Landon, Philip J. “Marginal males: Working class heroes in recent fiction and films” Studies in the humanities 20/2 (Dec 1993), p. 138-53.

Landry, Robert J. “Vietnam once no. 1 avoidance theme for U.S. films emerging, as ‘adjustment problem’ cycle” Variety 288 (Oct 26, 1977), p. 4.

Lane, William K., Jr. “Vietnam vets without Hollywood, without tears” Wall Street journal (Jul 26, 1988), p. 32.

Reader’s digest

Langman, Larry and Borg, Ed. Encyclopedia of American war films New York : Garland, 1989.

Lanning, Michael Lee. Vietnam at the movies New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1994.

Le, Dan. “Le cinema vietnamien: Des hautes et des bas” Cinema Quebec 3/9-10 (Aug 1974), p. 77-8.

Leagan, Kristen Suzann. Coming home : the Trojan War nostoi in American Vietvet cinema Thesis (M.A.)-Regent University, 2000. (v, 121 leaves)

Leepson, Marc. “Perspectives: Hollywood’s portrayal of Vietnam has been confusing. But they’ve stopped blaming the warrior for the war” Vietnam 3/5 (Feb 1991), p. 58, 60-62.

Lefevre, Raymond. “Le Vietnam, c’est aussi l’Amerique” Cinema 73/178-179 (Jul/Aug 1973), p. 236-8.

Lembcke, Jerry. “Myth, spit, and the flicks: Coming home to Hollywood” in his The spitting image : myth, memory, and the legacy of Vietnam New York : New York Univ. Press, 1998. (p. 144-82)

Coming home

Lenihan, John H. “Cold war-path,” chapter 3 in his Showdown : confronting modern America in the western film Urbana, Ill. : Univ. of Illinois Press, 1980. (p. 24-54)

Leydon, Joe. “Focus on ‘Nam: Vietnam Veterans’ Film Festival captures soldiers from all angles” Houston post (Nov 5, 1989), p. H15.

* Limsky, Drew M. Cynical and pessimistic tendencies in films of the Vietnam War-era, 1976-1977 Honors thesis–Emory University, 1987.

|Lindsey, Robert|. “Hollywood tackles the Vietnam War” New York times (Aug 2, 1977), p. 24.


______________. “Vietnamese refugees find work in a war movie” New York times (Oct 4, 1977), p. 39-40.

Linenthal, Edward Tabor. “From hero to anti-hero: The transformation of the warrior in modern America” Soundings 63/1 (1980), p. 79-93.

Llacer, Eusebio V. and Enjuto, Esther. “Coping strategies: Three decades of Vietnam War in Hollywood” Film-historia 8/1 (1998), p. 3-27.

Lococo, Mark Edward. “Burned behind my eyes” : the dissolution of invincibility through performance of the Vietnam War Thesis (Ph.D.)–Northwestern University, 1995. (xxiii, 291 leaves)

|Includes a brief examination of the genre of the war film, with concentration placed on the influence of John Wayne on the medium. The Green Berets is examined closely as an example of one of the few films to be released during the years of the war. The deer hunter and Apocalypse now are then examined as examples of works derived from prior literary antecedents. Also addresses the filmic treatments of veteran memoirs using the work of Oliver Stone in Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July. Bibliography|

Louvre, Alf. “Warring fictions” Sight and sound 1/7 (nov 1991), p. 34-5.

|Review essay on The Vietnam War and American culture)|

___________. (see also under Tell me lies about Vietnam) Luckett, Perry D. :The Black soldier in Vietnam War literature and films” War, literature and the arts 2/1 (1989-90), p. 1-27.

Apocalypse now

The boys in Company C


Ludecke, Willi (see under Film u. Fernsehen in Vietnam, 1920-1974) Ly, Thai Bao. “30 nam nganh dien anh, Xiet bao gian kho nhung rat tu hao” Tap chi dien anh 33 (Jan-Feb 1983), p. 2-5. Lyons, Paul. “Vietnam: Ambiguous reconciliation” Socialist review 18 (Apr-Jun 1988), p. 55-71.

Lytle, Mark Hamilton (see under Davidson, James West)




MacDonald, Lawrence. “Vietnam movies distort reality and erase identities” Chicago tribune (Aug 1, 1990), Friday, p. 55.

MacFadden, Patrick. “The jaundiced screen” Take one 1/1 (Sep-Oct 1966), p. 8-10.

To the shores of Hell

Madden, Jackie (see under Forbes, Tessa) Madsen, Axel. “Big silence: The Vietnam War” Sight and sound 37/1 (winter 1967-68), p. 18-19.

The Green berets

___________. “Vietnam and the movies” Cinema 4/1 (spring 1968), p. 10-13.

The Green berets

Loin de Vietnam

Vivre pour vivre

Malo, Jean-Jacques. Apocalypse in Vietnam : a selected critical filmography of the war in Southeast Asia Thesis (M.A.)–Universite de Nantes (1992)

Vietnam War films

______________. “Les filles de l’Oncle Sam et les filles de l’Oncle Ho: La femme dans le cinema sur les guerres du Viet-Nam” in Femmes, identities plurielles (Colloque “Femmes” de l’Universite de Nantes (Nantes : 1999)) (edited by Joelle Deniot |et al.|) Paris : Harmattan, c2001. (p. 159-173)

______________. From Saigon to Paris : French cinema and the Vietnam Wars 1992.

______________. Vietnam War filmography : a critical overview and a continuing search for the genre 1991.

______________. (see also under Vietnam War feature filmography and Vietnam War films) Man, Glenn. “Marginality and centrality: The myth of Asia in 1970s Hollywood” East-West film journal 8/1 (1994), p. 52-67.

McCabe and Mrs. Miller


The Deer hunter

The Deer hunter

Marin, Peter. “Coming to terms with Vietnam: Settling our moral debts” Harper’s (Dec 1980), p. 41-56.

Marshall, Fred. “Viet war zones and films” Variety 279 (May 14, 1975), p. 83.

___________. “Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand: An update of war-ravaged lands – contrasting film enterprise of Burma and Thailand” Variety 295 (May 9, 1979), p. 375, 404. Martin, Andrew. Critical approaches to American cultural studies : the Vietnam War in history, literature, and film Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Iowa, 1987. (217 leaves)

_____________. Receptions of war : Vietnam in American culture Norman, Okla. : Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1993.

China Beach

Tour of duty

_____________. “Vietnam and melodramatic representation” East-West film journal 4/2 (1990), p. 54-68.

Maslin, Janet. “Why movies are only movies and a real war is a war” New York times (Jan 23, 1991), p. C11, C13.

Maude, Colette. “On ’60s spirit” Time out n.979 (May 24, 1989), p. 37, 39.


Running on empty

Return of the Secaucis 7

The big chill

Maxwell, Richard. “Film: Military movies and the contradictions of American culture: The crazed war veteran has transcended his ideological origins and become a film staple” Cressett 44/9 (1981), p. 24-6.

Escape from New York

Breaker Morant

Cutter’s way

McAdams, Frank. “Vietnam: The emerging counterculture” and “The Vietnam era: A campus in O-hio” published as Chap. 7 and 8 in his The American war film : history and Hollywood Westport, CT : Praeger, 2002.

Green Berets

McCaffrey, Donald W. “War and holocaust for some painful laughter” Chap. 3 in his Assault on society : satirical literature to film Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1992. (p. 36-67)

McCombie, Brian. “Warriors on the silver screen” VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars magazine 84/6 (February 1997), p. 16+

McConnell, Frank D. “Media: A name for loss: memorials of Vietnam” Commonweal 112 (August 9, 1985), p. 441-2.

McInerney, Peter. “Apocalypse then: Hollywood looks back at Vietnam” Film quarterly 33/2 (winter 1979/80), p. 21-32.


The deer hunter

Apocalypse now

Mechling, Elizabeth Walker and Mechling, Jay. “Vietnam and the second American inner revolution” in Cultural legacies of Vietnam (p. 171-98)

Metcalf, Greg. “Discounting the ’60s : Hollywood revisits the counterculture” in Beyond the stars : studies in American popular film. Vol. 5. Themes and ideologies in American popular film. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State Univ. Popular Press, 1996. (p. 265-280)

Metrak, Krzysztof. “Poklosie tej wojny” Kino 14/12 (Dec 1979), p. 58-61.

Metress, Christopher. “Hopeless tatters: The American movie tradition and Vietnam in Stephen Wright’s Meditations in greenStudies in the humanities 16/2 (1989), p. 111-20.

Michaud, Gene (see under Dittmar, Linda and From Hanoi to Hollywood) Mikhailov, Bozhidar. “Vietnamskogo kino dnes” Kinoizkustvo 37 (Dec 1982), p. 66-70.

Miller, Daniel Lee Thompson. The popular media reconstruction of the Vietnam War : texts and contexts Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Oregon, 1994. (ix, 336 leaves)


Mills, Nicolaus. “Movies: Memories of the Vietnam War” Dissent 26/3 (1979), p. 334-7.

|Analysis of the first wave of Vietnam War films concentrating on Who’ll stop the rain, Coming home, and The Deer hunter|

Minganti, Franco. “Pop goes Vietnam: cultura musicale giovanile e storie de guerra” in Vietnam e rittorno (p. 201-220)

Minh, Chi. “Trung doi: Bo phim My moi ve chien tranh Viet Nam bang lam nao bong bu luan My” Nghe thuat dien anh 59 (1987), p. 49-50. Minton, Torri. “Why can’t we get out of Vietnam. 20 movies depict the war. 7,000 Nam books have been published. Nam is now a video, a comic book, a beer mug. Next year, Nam will enter high school classrooms. A nation’s morbid fascinations and guilty pleasures” San Francisco chronicle (Apr 17, 1990), p. B3.

Moberg, Virgil Boyd. Foreign correspondent films : a form for “knowing” America Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of South Florida, 1995. (211 leaves)

The year of living dangerously

Under fire

The killing fields


Modleski, Tania. “A father is being beaten: Male feminism and the war film” in her Feminism without women : culture and criticism in a “postfeminist” age New York : Routledge, 1981. (p. 61-75)

|Uses Full metal jacket, Heartbreak Ridge, Lethal weapon, Platoon and Top gun as examples. Bibliographical references and index|

_____________. “A rose is a rose? Real women and a lost war” in The new American cinema (edited by Jon Lewis) Durham : Duke Univ. Press, 1998. (p. 125-45)


Moncino, Elaine. A study to compare and analyze Vietnam War television and film programs presented in docudrama form Thesis (M.A.)–San Diego State University, 1987. (227 leaves)

Apocalypse now

Hamburger Hill

The Hanoi Hilton


Unnatural causes

Monterde, Jose Enrique. “La guerra de Vietnam en el cine” Historia y vida |Spain| 19/224 (1986), p. 110-25.

Morris, Peter (see under Cultural legacies of Vietnam) Morrow, Lance. “Nation: Viet Nam comes home: Two winning films signal the struggle to learn from a lost war” Time (Apr 23, 1979), p. 22-4, 27-8.

Coming home

The Deer hunter

Mortimer, Barbara Anne. From Monument Valley to Vietnam : revisions of the American captivity narrative in Hollywood film Thesis (Ph.D.)–Emory University, 1990. (176 p.)

Taxi driver

Moser, Richard. “Vietnam: War and legacy” Radical history review no. 58 (winter 1994), p. 175-77.

Motion picture guide (edited by Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross) Chicago : Cinebooks, 1985. (14 v.) Motion picture guide … annual (edited by Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross) Chicago : Cinebooks, 1986 – |1993| Movshovitz, Howie. “Pain not politics marks Viet films: War’s reality, aftermath still lure Hollywood” Denver post (Oct 15, 1989), Lively arts, p. D1, D8.

Muraire, Andre. “A propos du Vietnam: Crise de la representation dans le film de guerre americain” La licorne n. 36 (1996), p. 79-102.

____________. “Du guerrier a l’androgyne : sexe et “gender” dans le cinema americain de la guerre du Vietnam aux annees quatre-vingt-dix: Tentative synthese” Cycnos 13/1 (1996), p. 99-120.

____________. “La guerre du Viet-nam a travers le western” CinemAction n. 86 (1er trimestre, 1998), p. 122-27.

Soldier blue

Little Big Man

Chato’s land

Ulzana’s raid

____________. “La guerre du Vietnam dans la cinema Americain” in L’opinion americaine devant la guerre du Vietnam (edited by Jean-Robert Rougle) Paris : Presses de l’Universite de Paris-Sorbonne, 1992. (p. 141-55)

____________. “John Rambo ou la quete du sacre” Ideologies dans le monde anglo-saxon 5 (1992), p. 137-59.

____________. “Paradigms of resistance: The ‘Vietvet’ from ‘Nam’ to the American ‘jungle’” Cycnos 19/1 (2002), p. |145|-158.

Soldiers in hiding

Distant thunder


Murdoch, Blake. “‘Nam battle refought by rival producers” Variety 344 (Sep 16, 1991), p. 36.

Murolo, Priscilla. “Remembering Vietnam” Radical history review 33 (Sep 1985), p. 182-85.

Muse, Eben J. “From Lt. Calley to John Rambo: Repatriating the Vietnam War” Journal of American studies (Great Britain) 27/1 (1993), p. 88-92.

Rambo: First blood, part II

____________. The land of Nam : the Vietnam War in American film Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow, 1995.

____________. One epic narrative : the Vietnam War in American film 1948-90 Thesis (Ph.D)–State University of New York at Buffalo, 1992. (321 p.)

____________. “Romance, power, and the Vietnam War : romantic triangles in three Vietnam War films” Durham University journal 86/2 (July 1994), p. 307-13.

Coming home

The deer hunter

Who’ll stop the rain

Mydans, Seth. “In Hanoi, an austere film diet: Disciplined by censors, the Vietnamese do make movies, but they prefer pirated Western ones on video” New York times (Sep. 1, 1996), sec. 2, p. 20.





Napalm. “Army flicks” Great speckled bird 3/50 (Dec 14, 1970), p. 6. Nave, Bernard. “Le Vietnam dans le cinema politique americain” Jeune cinema n.89 (Sep-Oct 1975), p. 12-16.

Hearts and minds


____________. “Vietnam et fiction dans le cinema americain” Jeune cinema n.126 (Apr-May 1980), p. 6-13.

Neale, Steve. “War films” in his Genre and Hollywood London, New York : Routledge, 2000. (p. 125-33)

Nepoti, Roberto. “Il Vietnam ‘minore’ : documentari e b-movies” in Vietnam e ritorno (p. 73-84)

Newsinger, John. ” ‘Do you walk the walk?’: Aspects of masculinity in some Vietnam War films” in You Tarzan : masculinity, movies, and men (edited by Pat Kirkham and Janet Thumim) New York : St. Martin’s Press, 1992. (p. 126-36)

Apocalypse now


Full metal jacket

Casualties of war

Neyt, Geert (see under Pede, Ronnie) Nghe thuat dien anh


Hanoi : Hoi Dien Anh Viet Nam, 19–?- Nghi, Pham Thanh (see Pham, Thanh Nghi) Ngo, Manh Lan. “The new changes of Vietnamese feature films in 1990” FilmVietnam no. 3 (1991), p. 1-3.

____________. Phim hoat hoa Viet Nam Ha-noi : Van Hoa, 1977.

____________. “Vietnamese films with today’s renovations” FilmVietnam 1 (1989), p. 1-5.

Ngo, Vinh Long (see under Coming to terms) Nguyen, Diep Hoa. “Sacmau chien tran cua Holiut” Nghe thuat dien anh 60 (Jan 1988), p. 52-4.

Nguyen, Duy Can (see under Lich su dien anh cach mang Viet Nam) Nguyen, Thi Nam. “Cinema and video, 1992” Vietnamese studies n. 37 (1993), p. 119-20.

______________. “Cinema 1994” Vietnamese studies n. 46 (1995), p. 108-110.

______________. “Cinema 1995” Vietnamese studies n. 49 (1996), p. 144-47.

Nguyen, Thu. “The cinema in Vietnam” Cinema India 4/1 |n.13| (1987), p. 118.

Nichols, Bill. “Dear Vietnam: Shadows of forgotten warriors” Cinemaya no. 17-18 (autumn-winter, 1992-93), p. 10-14.

Niogret, Hubert and Yann, Tobin. “Nantes 1992: 14e festival des 3 continents: Du Viet-nam au mambo” Positif n.391 (Sep 1993), p. 63-5.

Nobile, Vincent. Political opposition in the age of mass media: G.I.’s and veterans against the war in Vietnam. Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of California, Irvine, 1987. (xv, 349 leaves)

Noel, Benoit. “Comment en sortir” in “Retour au Viet-nam” |special section| Revue du cinema n.438 (May 1988), p. 50-52.

Norden, Martin F. The cinema of isolation : a history of physical disability in the movies New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers Univ. Press, 1994. (p. 265-76, 299-302, 310-11)

________________. “The disabled Vietnam veteran in Hollywood films” Journal of popular film and television 13/1 (1985), p. 16-23.

_______________. “The fantasy films of post-Vietnam America” Focus : teaching English language arts 10 (fall 1983), p. 70-8.

Norindr, Panivong. “Filmic memorials and colonial blues: Indochina in contemporary French cinema” chapter 6 of his French colonial ideology in architecture, film, and literature Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press, 1996. (p. 131-54)

Cinema, colonialism, postcolonialism : perspectives from the French and francophone world

Novelli, Martin. “Hollywood and Vietnam: Images of Vietnam in American film” in The Vietnam era (p. 107-24)




O’Brien, Margaret (see under Comber, Michael) O’Brien, Tom. “Patriotism” Chap. 8 in his The screening of America : movies and values from Rocky to Rain man New York : Continuum, 1990.

Olla, Gianni. “Vietnam: Politica e sentimenti” Cineforum 23/226 (Jul-Aug 1983), p. 18-25.

O’Nan, Stewart. “First wave of major films” and “Second wave of major films” in Vietnam reader : the definitive collection of American fiction and nonfiction on the war (edited by Stewart O’Nan) New York : Anchor Books, 1998. (p. 257-77 and 439-56 respectively)

The Deer hunter

Coming home

Apocalypse now


Full metal jacket

Osborne, Bob. Propaganda tool : the Hollywood war movie and its usurpation by TV Carlisle Barracks, Pa. : U.S. Army War College, 1990.




Palmer, William J. The films of the eighties : a social history Carbondale and Evansville, Ill. : Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1993.

_____________. The films of the seventies : a social history Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1987.

Go tell the Spartans

Apocalypse now

_____________. “The Vietnam War films” Film library quarterly 13/4 (1980), p. 4-14.

Taxi driver

Rolling thunder

The Deer hunter

Apocalypse now

Pareles, Jon. “The 60s reinvented : only the beat goes on” New York times (Feb 5, 1989), sec. 2, p. 1 ,21.

Paris, Michael. “The American film industry and Vietnam” History today 37 (Apr 1987), p. 19-26.

Parish, James Robert and Hill, George H. Black action films : plots, critiques, casts and credits for 235 theatrical and made-for-television releases Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1989.

Pasick, Adam. “Straight from the soundtrack : the music of Vietnam via Hollywood” |1994?| (4 p.) originally from but printed from: (site defunct)

Patterson, Robert L. “Teaching the Vietnam War” in Proceedings and papers of the Georgia Association of Historians 12 (1991), p. 115-125.

Peake, Louis A. The United States in the Vietnam War, 1954-1975 : a selected, annotated bibliography New York : Garland, 1986.

Pearce, Kevin Jeffrey. Vietnam and the American war movie Thesis (M.A.)–San Diego State University, 1994. (v, 106 leaves)

Peary, Danny. Cult movies New York : Dell, 1981.

____________. Cult movies 2 New York : Dell, 1983.

Pede, Ronnie and Neyt, Geert. “Dageraad van de vernietiging?” Film en televisie |Belgium| n.368 (Jan 1988), p. 13-15.

Peipp, Matthias (see under Holzl, Gebhard) Penn, Stanley. “Focusing on youth: A new breed of movie attracts the young, shakes up Hollywood: Low cost films win raves: Dramas portray rebels’ battles against society” Wall Street journal (Nov 4, 1969), p. 1, 27.

Easy rider

Alice’s restaurant

Perloff, James. “Anti-communist movies” New American 5/11 (May 22, 1989), p. 19-26.

Pham, Ngoc Truong. “Dang sau nguoi hung Rambo” Nghe thuat dien anh 54 (Apr 1986), p. 38-40.

________________. “Der neue Mensch im vietnamesischen Spielfilm” Beitrage Film und Fernsehen 27/5 (1986), p. 173-81.

________________. “Dien anh o Viet Nam truoc cach mang thang tam” Dien anh 28/2 (Apr 1982), p. ?


Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia

________________. “Su ra doi cua dien anh dan toc 1945-1953” Tap chi dien anh 31 (Sep-Oct, 1982), p. 4-5.

Pham, Thanh Nhgi. “The rise of cinema in South Vietnam = L’essor du cinema dans la Republique du Sud-Viet-Nam” Young cinema and theatre 4 (winter 1974), p. 7-10.

_______________. “Vietnamese cinema – from its origins to 1945” Framework 25 (1984), p. 64-70.

Phan, Dinh Mau. “Reality of war through Vietnamese films” (typescript, probably a translation of an article first published in Vietnamese, 198-?)

Vietnam War feature filmography

Vietnam War films

Piedra, Marin. “La cicatrizacion de las heridas” Cine cubano 94 (1979), p. 104-6.

Pietlock, S. (see under Sheehan, C.)

Plazewski, J. “Wietnam w obiektywach filmowcow amerykanskich” Kino 25 (Jan 1991), p. 16-17.

Podhoretz, John. “The talkies: Twenty years too late” American spectator 18 (Aug 1985), p. 26-7.

Portes, Jacques. “Hollywood et Viet-Nam: Des filmes loin de la guerre” Cahiers de l’Institut d’Histoire du Temps Present 34 (1996), p. 197-210.

_______________. “Le Vietnam des ecrans” in his Les Americains et la guerre du Vietnam Brussells : Editions Complexe, 1993. (p. 310-18, 354)

Powers, Stephen (see under Rothman, Stanley) Prager, Emily. “View from the top: Vietnam for kids” Penthouse 19 (Jun 1988), p. 35.

Pratt, John Clark. “Film and the Vietnam experience” in Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War : a political, social and military history (edited by Spencer C. Tucker) Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 1998. (v. 1, p. 211-213)

* Preston, Ann E. Application of ethology to the motion picture portrayal of disabled Vietnam veterans Conference paper–Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 1995. (15 leaves) Prince, Stephen. A new pot of gold : Hollywood under the electronic rainbow, 1980-1989 New York : Scribner’s, 1999. (p. 329-35+)

“Professor rates movies mirror of society: Films on Viet war, family problems beat ‘Raging bull'” Detroit news (Nov 25, 1989), p. B4.

Raging bull

“Propaganda and films about the war in Vietnam” Film comment 4/1 (fall 1966), p. 4-39.

Why Vietnam?

Noi gio

Days of protest

While brave men die

Purvis, Hoyt. “Vietnam re-viewed: The media and selective history” Commonweal 112 (May 31, 1985), p. 325-6.

|General description of media coverage on the tenth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and misrepresentation of opposition to the war|




Quart, Leonard. “Hollywood discovers Vietnam” USA today 107 (May 1979), p. 65.

____________ (see also under Auster, Albert)




Rachleff, Owen S. “Vietnam in living color” Midstream 26/1 (Jan 1980), p. 41-5.

Apocalypse now

The Deer hunter


Randles, Billy. Ideological film : a rhetorical construction of history Thesis (M.A.)–Baylor University, 1986. (v, 127 leaves)

The Green berets

Apocalypse now

Rambo: First blood part 2

Rasmussen, Karen and Downey, Sharon D. “Dialectical disorientation in Vietnam War films: Subversion of the mythology of war” Quarterly journal of speech 77 (1991), p. 176-95.

The deer hunter

Apocalypse now


Full metal jacket

Rasmussen, Karen; Downey, Sharon D.; and Asenas, Jennifer. “Trauma, treatment and transformation : The evolution of the Vietnam warrior in film” in War and film in America : historical and critical essays (edited by Marilyn J. Matelski and Nancy Lynch Street) Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2003. (p. 134-58)

Reinecke, Stefan. Hollywood goes Vietnam : der Vietnamkrieg im US-amerikanischen Film Marburg : Hitzeroth, 1993.

The Green Berets

Coming home

The deer hunter


Reitinger, Douglas W. “Paint it black: Rock music and Vietnam War film” Journal of American culture 15 (fall 1992), p. 53-9.

Full metal jacket

Apocalypse now

Relin, David Oliver. “Hollywood’s war: After years of ignoring the war, Hollywood is now usimg Vietnam to win hearts, minds, and money” Scholastic update |Teacher’s ed.| 122 (Apr 6, 1990), p. 24-5.

“Retour au Viet-nam”

|special section|

Revue du cinema n.438 (May 1988), p. 49-72.

Good morning, Vietnam


Richardson, Granette Lyndon. Voices and Vietnam : a study of varying ideological perspectives in American fiction and film, 1975-1982 Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1994. (v, 273 leaves)

The deer hunter

Go tell the Spartans

Apocalypse now

Richman, Liliane G. Themes and ideology in the Vietnam films 1975-1983 Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Texas, Dallas, 1984. (vii, 306 leaves)

Ringe, Paul. “Films: Vietnam – a bust at the boxoffice too” Show 3 (Apr 1973), p. 50-51.

Ringnalda, Donald. “Unlearning to remember Vietnam” in America rediscovered (p. 64-74)


Ripmaster, Terence (see review essay under From Hanoi to Hollywood) Roberts, Randy. “Film and the Vietnam War” Chap. 19 in The Vietnam War : handbook of literature and research (edited by James S. Olson) Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 1993. (p. 401-25)

Rodney. “Vietnam films” Great speckled bird 5/23 (Jun 12, 1972), p. 6.

Rollins, Peter C. “United States – Vietnam reconciliation in 1994. What do our feature films tell us?” National forum 74/4 (fall 1994), p. 30+ |4 p.|

Apocalypse now


Hanoi Hilton

The killing fields

Heaven and earth

____________. “Vietnam and American culture” Journal of American culture 14 (winter 1991), p. 77-84.

Fourteen landing zones

From Hanoi to Hollywood

America rediscovered

From Hanoi to Hollywood

____________. “The Vietnam War: Perceptions through literature, film and television” American quarterly 36/3 (1984), p. 419-32.

Romanowski, William D. (see under Denisoff, R. Serge) Rosen, Miriam. “Comprehending the Vietnam War: An interview with Ho Quang Minh” Cineaste 17/2 (1989), p. 38-9. Rosenbaum, Jonathan. “Vietnam dispatches : Vietnam was the great crisis of conscience in modern American history, but its meaning has continued to be evaded by Hollywood” in The world at war (edited by Ann Lloyd) London : Orbis ; New York : RCA Direct Marketing, 1982. (p. 79-82)

Rosso, Stefano (see under Vietnam e ritorno) Rothman, David J. (see under Rothman, Stanley) Rothman, Lynn. “Location shots: Maneuvering with the military” Action 11/9 (Nov-Dec 1978), p. 13-15.

Rothman, Stanley, Rothman, David J., and Powers, Stephen. “Hollywood views the military” Society 28/1 (Nov./Dec. 1990), p. 79-84.

Hollywood’s America : social and political themes in motion pictures

Rambo II

Top gun

Rouse, Sarah. “South Vietnam film legacy” Historical journal of film, radio and television 6/2 (1986), p. 211-22.

Rowe, John Carlos. “‘Bringing it all back home’: American recyclings of the Vietnam War” in The violence of representation : literature and the history of violence (edited by Nancy Armstrong) New York : Routledge, 1989. (p. 197-218)

First blood


Southern comfort

Miami vice

_______________. “From documentary to docudrama: Vietnam on television in the 1980s” Genre 21/4 (winter 1988), p. 451-77.

Tour of duty

China Beach

Roy, Andre. “La guerre n’est pas finie: Les annees Reagan” 24 images n.49 (summer 1990), p. 24-7.

Roy, Jean. “Memories of bitter-sweet years: France looks back at Indochina” Cinemaya no. 17-18 (autumn/winter 1992/1993), p. 4-9.


Dien Bien Phu


“Rozhdennaia v. bor’be: K 30-letiu v’etnamskoi kinematograffi” Iskusstvo kino (1983) n.4, p. 133-8.

Rudnick, Paul. “Oh what a lovely war: Vietnam tonight” Premiere 1 (Jan 1988), p. 82.

Russell, Jamie. Vietnam war movies Harpenden |England| : Pocket essentials, 2002.

Full metal jacket


First blood

Apocalypse now

The Green Berets

Rambo II

The deer hunter

Hamburger Hill

Ryan, Desmond. “How Hollywood fought the war : while the battles raged, filmmakers dodged the action. Now that the war is history, thaey are anxious to tell its stories” Inquirer magazine (Jan 31, 1988), p. 18, 34.

_____________. “Video Vietnam: ‘Born on the Fourth of July,’ now out on tape, and other films have taken on the injurious war – and won hearts and praise” Philadelphia inquirer (Aug 9, 1990), p. 1E-2E.

Ryan, Michael and Kellner, Douglas. Camera politica : the politics and ideology of contemporary Hollywood film Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana Univ. Press, 1988.




Salminen, Kari. “Vietnam: Kulttuurisen sodan viidakoissa” Filmihullu 3 (1990), p. 22-9.

Saltzman, Joe. “The lively arts: Apocalypse again” USA today 114 (Sep 1985), p. 47.

Sanjek, David. “Apocalypse then : apocalyptic imagery and documentary reality in films of the 1960s” in Sights on the sixties (edited by Barbara L. Tischler) New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers Univ. Press, 1992. (p. 135-47)

Sanoff, Alvin P. and Kyle, Cynthia. “Vietnam comes of age: From romanticism to realism – in films and textbooks” and “View from the trenches: ‘Platoon’ leads a new wave of movies” US news and world report 102 (Feb 2, 1987), p. 58-59.

Sargeant, Jack. “Sticks and bones: Weapons and training” in Search & destroy : |an illustrated guide to Vietnam war movie| (edited by Jack Hunter) |London| : Creation Books, 2003, c2002. (Chap. 13, p. 221-232)

Sarris, Andrew. “The screen at the end of the tunnel” Village voice 32/36 (Sep 8, 1987), p. 19, 26, 28-9.

Savran, David. “The sadomasochist in the closet: White masculinity and the culture of victimization” Differences 8/2 (summer 1996), p. 127+ |ca. 17 p.|


The Green Berets

Sayre, Nora. “At war in the movies: Film teaches us – sometimes – to know our enemies or ourselves” Progressive 44/2 (Feb 1980), p. 51-4.

* Scarrow, Simon. The Vietnam combat film : the construction of a sub-genre Thesis (M. Phil.)-University of East Anglia, School of English and American Studies, 1991. (216 leaves)

The Green Berets


Schechter, Harold and Semerks, Jonna G. “Leatherstocking in ‘Nam: Rambo, Platoon and the American frontier myth” Journal of popular culture 24/4 (spring 1991), p. 17-25.

Movies and politics : the dynamic relationship

Rambo: First blood part II


Schelbert, Corinne. “Welcome to Viet Nam, the movie, oder: Der Vietnamkrieg ist endlich bewaltigt” Cinema |Zurich| 34 (1988), p. 51-63.

Schepelern, Peter. “Amerika i tusmorket” |America in the twilight: The Vietnam War and its echo in American culture, especially in film| Kosmorama 32/178 (1986), p. 18-29.

Scheurer, Timothy E. “Myth to madness : America, Vietnam, and popular culture” Journal of American culture 4 (summer 1981), p. 149-65.

Apocalypse now

Coming home

Deer hunter

Go tell the Spartans

Who’ll stop the rain

Friendly fire

Schoenecke, Mike. “Images of NCO’s in war film” in Beyond the stars : stock characters in American popular film Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State Univ. Popular Press, c1990. (v. 1, p. 146-55)

Full metal jacket

Gardens of stone


Schwenk, Melinda. “The Vietnam veteran in four films released between 1969 and 1973” Unpublished paper – Annenberg School for Communication, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1995. (13 leaves) |in the Viet Nam Generation archives|

The big bounce

Clay pigeon

Glory boy (My old man’s place)

Two people

Vietnam War films

Search and clear : critical responses to selected literature and films of the Vietnam War (edited by William J. Searle) Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State Univ. Popular Press, 1988.

Search & destroy : |an illustrated guide to Vietnam war movies| (edited by Jack Hunter) |London| : Creation Books, 2003, c2002.

Searle, William J. (see under Search and clear) Seate, Mike. Two wheels on two reels : a history of biker movies North Conway, N.H. : Whitehorse Press, 2000.

Selig, Michael. “Genre, gender, and the discourse of war: The a/historical and Vietnam films” Screen 34/1 (spring 1993), p. 1-18.

______________. “History and subjectivity: What we won’t learn from the Hollywood-style Vietnam War film” in The Viet Nam Generation big book (edited by Dan Duffy and Kali Tal) Woodbridge, Conn. : Viet Nam Generation, 1994. (p. 236-40)

Semerks, Jonna G. (see under Schechter, Harold) Seesslen, Georg. “Von Stahlgewittern zur Dschungelkampfmaschine : Veranderungen des Krieges und des Kriegsfilms” in Kino und Krieg : von der Faszination eines todlichen Genres (Ernst Karpf, editor) (Arnoldshainer Filmgesprache ; Bd. 6) Frankfurt am Main : Gemeinshaftswerk der Evangelishen Publizistik, c1989. (p. 15-32)

Sessums, Kevin. “New recruits” Andy Warhol’s interview 17 (Jan 1987), p. 82-3.

Shain, Russell Earl. An analysis of motion pictures about war released by the American film industry, 1930-1970 New York : Arno, 1976.

______________. |Smith, Julian. Looking away : Hollywood and Vietnam.| Journalism quarterly 52 (winter 1975), p. 783.

Sharbutt, Jay (see under Webb, James H., Jr.) Sharpe, George. “Letters: Vietnam movies: Recollections of a combat medic” New York times 139 (Jun 17, 1990), sec. 2, p. 3.

Shaw, Robert G. Vietnam revisited : a study of the evolution of the Vietnam War combat film Thesis (M.A.)–Dartmouth College, 1992. (109 leaves)

Sheehan, C. and Pietlock, S. “Use of film in world resistance” Amex-Canada 2/4 (Jun 1970), p. 26+

* Sherry, Douglas Marshall. Vietnam veterans and American mass media : the politics of the image Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Maryland, 1995. (ii, 248 leaves)

Billy Jack

Coming Home


Born On the Fourth of July

Forrest Gump

Shute, Jennifer P. “Film review: Framing Vietnam” Tikkun 4 (Mar-Apr 1989), p. 83-5.

|Revised and reprinted as “Framing Vietnam” in Bulletin of concerned Asian scholars|

|Twentieth anniversary issue|

21/2-4 (Apr-Dec 1989), p. 144-46; and in Coming to terms (1991), p. 267-74.|

Silber, Irwin. “Revolting isn’t revolution” Guardian |New York| 23/15 (Jan 9, 1971), p. 13.

Strawberry statement

Zabriske Point

Silberman, Rob. “The art of war: Vietnam terminable and interminable” Afterimage 16 (Sep 1988), p. 10-13.

Simons, Jan. “Het Vietnamslagveld in Hollywood” Skrien n.162 (Oct 1988), p. 56-9.

Sinclair, Quentin (Quentin Bernard). The back-to-Vietnam films vs. bureaucracy and technology Thesis (M.A.)–Ohio State University, 1988. (80 p.)


First blood, part II

Siskel, Gene. “Hollywood escalates Viet Nam war and the conflict is booming” Chicago tribune (Jun 3, 1979), Arts and fun, p. 3, 8.

Slotkin, Richard. Gunfighter nation : the myth of the frontier in twentieth-century America New York : Atheneum, 1992. (chapters 14-17, p. 441-623)

The Green Berets

The Magnificent seven


The Wild bunch

Small, Linda. “Grave goods and social identity at the Vietnam War Memorial” Studies in popular culture 16/2 (1994), p. 73-84.

|Study of the popular reconstruction of the social identity of a generation of Americans looking back at 1968. This reconstruction is based on mythical history and image. Identifies The Deer hunter, Platoon, Rambo and Full metal jacket and other films dealing with the frontier hero myth as contributing to the reconstruction. Bibliography|

Smith, Claude J., Jr. “Clean boys in bright uniforms: The rehabilitation of the U.S. military in films since 1978” Journal of popular film and television 11/4 (winter 1984), p. 144-51.

Smith, Julian. “Between Vermont and violence: Film portraits of Vietnam veterans” Film quarterly 26 (summer 1973), p. 10-17.

___________. “Look away, look away, look away, movie land” Journal of popular film 2/1 (1973), p. 29-46.

___________. Looking away: Hollywood and Vietnam New York : Scribner’s Sons, 1975.

Smith, Lorrie (see under America rediscovered)

Sorfa, David. “Helicopters in the mist” in Search & destroy : |an illustrated guide to Vietnam war movie| (edited by Jack Hunter) |London| : Creation Books, 2003, c2002. (Chap. 14, p. 233-249)

Spark, Alasdair. “The soldier at the heart of the war: The myth of the Green Beret in the popular culture of the Vietnam era” Journal of American studies 18/1 (1984), p. 29-48.

The deer hunter

Apocalypse now

_____________. “Vietnam films and public opinion” |Letter| History today 38 (Jan 1988), p. 61.

Green Berets

Springer, Claudia. “Antiwar film as spectacle: Contradictions of the combat sequence” Genre 21/4 (winter 1988), p. 479-86.


_______________. “Rebellious sons in Vietnam combat films: A response” Genre 21/4 (winter 1988), p. 517-22.



Stanislawska, Olga. “Indociny w perspektywie spomnien” Kino no. 26 (Nov 1992), p. 32-3.

Stasio, Marilyn. “Vietnam on the boards” Penthouse 8 (Aug 1977), p. 36-8.

Stephens, Philip (see under Thompson, Lawrence)

Stevenson, John. “Recent Vietnam films” Enclitic 10/1 |n.19| (1988), p. 41-51.

Gardens of stone


Full metal jacket

Stora, Benjamin. Imaginaires de guerre : Algerie, Viet-Nam, en France et aux Etats-Unis Paris : Editions La Decouverte, 1997.

Stringer, Kenneth Thompson. A substitute for victory? : fictional portraits of the American soldier and combat in Vietnam Thesis (Ph.D.)–American University, 1984.

Studlar, Gaylyn and Desser, David. “Never having to say you’re sorry: Rambo’s rewriting of the Vietnam War” Film quarterly 62/1 (fall 1988), p. 9-16.

Bulletin of concerned Asian scholars

|Twentieth anniversary issue|

21/2-4 (Apr-Dec 1989), p. 147-55; in From Hanoi to Hollywood (1990), p. 101-12; and in Coming to terms (1991), p. 275-88.

Suid, Lawrence. The film industry and the Vietnam War Thesis (Ph.D.)–Case Western Reserve University, 1980. (vii, 288 leaves)

Dr. Strangelove

Fail Safe

Seven Days in May

____________. “Hollywood and Vietnam: So you want to make a Vietnam war movie? And you want the Pentagon to help? Then make sure your script’s politics are ‘realistic and acceptible'” Film comment 15/5 (Sep/Oct 1979), p. 20-5.

____________. “Hollywood and Vietnam” Journal of American culture 4/2 (1981), p. 136-48.

The Green Berets


Coming home

The boys in Company C

Go tell the Spartans

The deer hunter


Apocalypse now

Summitt, Mary J. (see under Summitt, Paul M.) Summitt, Paul M. and Summitt, Mary J. “Perspectives: Does Hollywood’s ‘Vietnam music’ reflect the tastes of those who dodged the war more than those who fought it?” Vietnam 9/5 (February 1997), p. 58, 60.

China Beach

Tour of Duty

Sutherland, Dennis Alan. Splinters : American film heroes and the Vietnam War Thesis (M.A.)–Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1992. (vii, 74 leaves)


Hamburger Hill

84 Charlie Mopic

Svendsen, John. “Welcome to Vietnam, the movie” American studies in Scandinavia |Norway| 21/2 (1989), p. 96-108.

Hollywood’s Vietnam

Swenson, Catherine Kitty Clayton. Vietnam : coming to terms through the mediums of art Honors thesis–University of Utah, 1987. (50 leaves)

Szamuely, George. “Hollywood goes to Vietnam” Commentary 85 (Jan 1988), p. 48-53.




Tal, Kali. “War looking at film looking at war: Vietnam War novels” Jump cut 36 (May 1991), p. 19-24.

Talbot, Stephen. “60s something” Mother Jones 16 (Mar/Apr 1991), p. 46-9, 69-70.

Tasker, Yvonne. “Masculinity, politics and national identity” (chap. 5) in her Spectacular bodies : gender, genre, and the action cinema London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. (p. 91-109) * Taylor, Mark. The Vietnam war in history, literature and film. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2003.

Tell me lies about Vietnam : cultural battles for the meaning of the war (edited by Alf Louvre and Jeffrey Walsh for E.V.A.C. Research Group) Milton Keynes |England|; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1989.

Thanh, Kim. “Vietnamese cinematography and the war theme” Historical journal of film, radio and television 8/1 (1988), p. 96-8.

30 years of Vietnam’s cinema art Ha Noi : The Vietnam Film Archives, 1983. (64 p.)

Thomas, Kevin. “‘Free fire zone’ opens ‘Vietnam Film Project'” Los Angeles times (Apr 1, 1989), Calendar, sec. V, p. 9.

The abandoned field – free fire zone

When the tenth month comes

Brothers and relations

A quiet little town

Fairy tales for 17-year-olds

Thompson, Lawrence; Welch, Richard and Stephens, Philip. “A Vietnam filmography” Journal of popular film and television 9/1 (spring 1981), p. 61-7.

Thomson, David. “The end of the American hero” Film comment (Jul/Aug 1981), p. 13-17.

Zabriskie Point

Taxi driver

Thu, Nguyen (see Nguyen, Thu) Tillman, Lynne. “The war in Vietnam on film” Elle 4 (Apr 1989), p. 94, 96.

Toi, Lam (see Lam, Toi) Tongeren, Phil van. “De voorgangers van John Rambo: De Veteranenziekte” Skoop 21/6-7 (Sep-Oct 1985), p. 48-9.

The deerhunter

Comimg home

Rolling thunder

Tournes, Andree (see under Delmas, Ginette) Tra, Giang (see under Wikarska, Carol) Tracey, Grant. Filmography of American history Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.

Tran, Dac. “Vietnamese feature film in renovation” FilmVietnam 1 (1989), p. 6-8. Tran, John. “Vietnamese cultural production during the American war” in The Vietnam era (p. 199-211)

Art and youth

Nixon and the hornet’s nest

Tran, Tini. “Vietnam’s dilemma: Global interest grows as domestic audience shrinks” Associated Press |Lexis-Nexis| (Feb 7, 2000), BC cycle.

Traube, Elizabeth G. “Redeeming images: The wild man comes home” Persistence of vision n.3-4 (summer 1986), p. 71-94.

Dreaming identities : class, gender, and generation in 1980s Hollywood movies

|Examines Uncommon valor, Rambo, and Missing in action as films which substitute fantasy for historical fact. Bibliographical references|

Travers, Peter. “People picks & pans: Video” People weekly 23 (Jun 24, 1985), p. 10.

|Survey of Vietnam War films available on video on the 10th anniversary of the end of the war|

Trinh, Mai Diem. The Vietnam Film Archives : 10th anniversary of the founding (1979-1989) |Ha Noi : The Archives, 1989?| Trudeau, G. B. (Garry B.) “Showtime in the tunnelplex” Time 148 (Jul 15, 1996), p. 73.

Trullols, Fernando. “Vietnam en el cine: Quatro visiones de un mismo inferno” Film-historia 6/1 (1996), p. 17-36.

The deer hunter

Apocalypse now


Full metal jacket

Trung Son. Cau chuyen lam phim ve Bac Ho Hanoi : Van Hoa, 1983.

Truong, Chinh (see under Film u. Fernsehen in Vietnam, 1920- 1974) Truong, Toan. “Hollywood’s Vietnam, not mine” New York times 139 (Feb 19, 1990), p. A17.

|Reprinted in the Miami herald (Feb 20, 1990), p. 15A; Star tribune |Minneapolis| (Feb 23, 1990), p. 15A.


Tsao, Leonardo Garcia (see Garcia Tsao, Leonardo) Tuchman, Mitchell A. “Celluloid Vietnam” New republic 172/22 (May 31, 1975), p. 28-30.


__________________. Structure of cinematic thought : American political films 1968-1971 Thesis (Ph.D.)–Yale University, 1973.

Tucker, Ken. “Vietnam War as show biz” Philadelphia inquirer (Jan 8, 1989), p. L1.

China Beach

Tour of duty

Turan, Kenneth. “Vietnam and culture; Lessons and legacies / 25 years after Vietnam; The horror, the madness, the movies” Los Angeles times (Apr 16, 2000), Calendar, p. 7.

Apocalypse now

Born on the Fourth of July

Coming home

The Deer hunter

The Green Berets


Turner, Fred. Echoes of combat : the Vietnam War in American memory New York : Anchor Books, 1996.

Star wars


Turner, Jenny. “Nambuster” City limits n.439 (Mar 1-8, 1990), p. 18-19.

Born on the Fourth of July

Turner, Richard. “Worst years of our lives: you lost the war, now see the movie” New times (Mar 20, 1978), p. 54-64.




Ulstein, Stefan. “Arts: Missing from action” Christianity today 31/14 (Oct 2, 1987), p. 70, 72.

“La USIS en Vietnam: Entrevista con un ex-oficial de cine del gobierno de los Estados Unidos” Cine cubano n.86-88 (1974), p. 109-32.




Vernaglione, Paolo. “Le vittime e la guerra” Filmcritica n.403 (Mar 1990), p. 104-7.

Viet Nam war films II (edited by Jean-Jacques Malo and Tony Williams) |draft| (1996?) | in Viet Nam Generation archives| (90 leaves)

“Viet war films get marching orders: Coppola sparks other projects” Variety (Aug 10, 1977), p. 7, 31.

Apocalypse now

“Vietnam disillusionment fading, new war film cycle appears” Variety 283 (Jun 16, 1976), p. 22.

Apocalypse now

Vietnam e ritorno : la “guerra sporca” nel cinema, nella narrativa, nel teatro, nella musica e nella cultura bellica degli Stati Uniti (edited by Stefano Ghislotti and Stefano Rosso) Milan : Marcos y Marcos, 1996.

Vietnam era : media and popular culture in the US and Vietnam (edited by Michael L. Klein) London ; Winchester, Mass. : Pluto Press, 1990.

Vietnam images : war and representation (edited by Jeffrey Walsh and James Aulich) Basingstoke, Hants. : Macmillan, 1989.

“Vietnam movies finally look on the dark side of war” New York times (May 1, 1995), p. A3.

You’ll come back

People looking for the past

The Vietnam War and American culture (edited by John Carlos Rowe and Rick Berg) New York ; Columbia University Press, 1991.

|Review essays

Young, Marilyn B. “Book reviews: … The Vietnam War and American culture” Cineaste 19/2-3 (1992), p. 85-6. |

Vietnam War feature filmography (edited by Jean-Jacques Malo and Tony Williams)


Seattle, Wash. : J.J. Malo, 1992.

Vietnam War films : over 600 feature, made-for-TV, pilot and short movies, 1939-1992, from the United States, Vietnam, France, Belgium, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Great Britain and other countries (edited by Jean-Jacques Malo and Tony Williams) Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1994.

Vietnam War on film (compiled by Chuck Shapiro and DeAvian Shipes) Los Angeles : American Film Institute, 1988.

“View from the trenches : ‘Platoon’ leads a new wave of movies” US news and world report 102 (Feb 2, 1987), p. 59 (see under Sanoff, Alvin P.)

* Viguier, Jacques. Films americains sur la guerre du Vietnam Thesis (Ph.D.)–Toulouse, 1981.

_______________. “La guerre du Vietnam au cinema” Cinema 82 n.281 (May 1982), p. 16-29.

Virilio, Paul. “Le propagande-fiction” Cahiers du cinema n.378 (Dec 1985), p. xv.

Von Beltz, Jeff. “The neverending story” The journal |Writers Guild of America, West| 7 (Feb 1994), p. 37.




Walker, Mark Edward. The representation of the Vietnam veteran in American narrative film Thesis (Ph.D.)–Northwestern University, 1989.

___________________. Vietnam veteran films Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow, 1991.

Wallace, Charles P. “A filmmaker’s struggle to capture the ‘real’ Vietnam” Los Angeles times (Mar 30, 1990), Calendar, p. F4.

Walsh, Jeffrey (see under Tell me lies about Vietnam and Vietnam images) Wapshott, Nicholas. “Oh what a lovely war” Times educational supplement n.3281 (May 26, 1978), p. 22.

Hearts and minds

A face of war

War and memory : in the aftermath of Vietnam : September 15/December 19, 1987 Washington, D.C. : Washington Project for the Arts, 1987.

Webb, James H., Jr. “One writer’s view of the Vietnam movies” |interview by Jay Sharbutt| Los Angeles times (Jan 22, 1989), Calendar, p. C30.

* Weigel-Klinck, Nicole. Die Verarbeitung des Vietnam-Traumas im US-amerikanischen Spielfilm seit 1968 Alfeld : Coppi-Verlag, 1996.

Welch, Richard F. “Using film to teaching the Vietnam War” in Proceedings and papers of the Georgia Association of Historians 12 (1991), p. 98-114.

_______________ (see also under Thompson, Lawrence) Westelaken, Gijs van de. “Hoe Amerika onder John Wayne en Audie Murphy de Vietnamese jungle intuinde” Skoop 12 (Jan 1976), p. 14-17.

Hearts and minds

Looking away : Hollywood & Vietnam

* Wethe, Kimberly Milliken. Cynicism in American film : the World War II era to the Vietnam War era Thesis (B.A.)-James Madison University, 2000. (viii, 40 leaves)

Wetta, Frank Joseph and Curley, Stephen J. Celluloid wars : a guide to film and the American experience of war New York : Greenwood Press, 1992. Whaley, Donald M. “Editorial: The hero-adventurer in the land of Nam” Literature/film quarterly 20/3 (1992), p. 169-71.

Whillock, David Everett. “Defining the fictive American Vietnam War film : in search of a genre” Literature/film quarterly 16/4 (1988), p. 244-50.

Contemporary literary criticism

___________________. “The fictive American Vietnam War film: A filmography” in America rediscovered (p. 303-312)

The Green Berets

___________________. The fictive American Vietnam War film : a structural analysis of myth based on the theories of Claude Levi-Strauss Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Missouri, Columbia, 1986.

The Green Berets

Apocalypse now

The killing fields

White, Susan. “Re-viewing Vietnam: Dire notes on dreadful films” Social anarchism n.10 (1985), p. 3-13.

* Whiteman, Y. “Vietnam on film” Films 1/5 (Apr 1981), p. 18-21.

Wierzewski, Wojciech. “Filmowe echa studenckiej rewolty” Kino 16/2 (Feb 1981), p. 33-6.

Wiese, Ingrid. “Filmblikk pa Vietnam” Z Filmtidsskrift 8/2 |n.32| (1990), p. 28-9.

Wiesner, Peter (see under Klein, Michael) Wikarska, Carol. “Interview with Tra Giang at the Moscow Film Festival” Women and film 1/5-6 (1974), p. 45-7, 110.

Williams, Tony. “Far from Vietnam: The family at war” in his Hearths of darkness : the family in the American horror film Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press ; London : Associated Universities Press, 1996. (p. 129-154)

______________. “Narrative patterns and mythic tragectories in mid-1980’s Vietnam movies” in Inventing Vietnam (p. 114-39)

______________. “Representations of the Vietnamese in 80s and 90s Hong Kong cinema” |paper read at the 8th Annual Cultural Studies Symposium, Kansas State University, March 13, 1999| (17 leaves)

______________. (see also under Viet Nam war films II, Vietnam War feature filmography and Vietnam War films) Wilmington, Michael. “The reel legacy of Vietnam: A battalion of films showed us that war was indeed hell” Chicago tribune (Dec 19, 1993), Arts, p. 5, 28-29.

Green Berets

Heaven and earth

Wilson, James C. Vietnam in prose and film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1982.

Winkler, Karen J. “Television and film ignored Vietnam until the late 1960’s, scholars argue” Chronicle of higher education (Nov 20, 1985), p. 5, 9.

* Woodman, Brian J. The Vietnamese enemy through the Hollywood lens : using the enemy to explore America’s war experience in Vietnam Thesis (M.A.)—University of Kansas, 2002.

The Green Berets

The deer hunter

Uncommon valor

Rambo: first blood part II

Go tell the Spartans

Apocalypse now

Hamburger Hill


Full metal jacket

*______________. “Represented in the margins: Images of African American soldiers in Vietnam War combat films” Journal of film and video 53/2-3 (summer/fall 2001), p. 38-60.

The Green berets

The boys in Company C

Apocalypse now


Hamburger Hill

Worthy, Kathleen Marie. Ideological complicity in Vietnam War narratives from The quiet American to Miss Saigon Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992. (200 p.)

The quiet American

Worthy, Kim. “Worn down poets : seven Vietnamese feature films after Doi Moi, 1987-1995” (unpublished conference? paper from the Viet Nam generation archive) |1998?| (15 leaves)




Xuan, Lam. “Organization of the Cinema and Television Branch in Vietnam”





Yann, Tobin (see under Niogret, Hubert) Young, Marilyn B. “Book reviews: … From Hanoi to Hollywood: The Vietnam War in American film…” Cineaste 19/203 (1992), p. 85-6.

|Review essay on Inventing Vietnam; From Hanoi to Hollywood; and The Vietnam War and American culture)|

_______________. “The Vietnam War in American memory” in The Vietnam War : Vietnamese and American perspectives (edited by Jayne S. Warner and Luu Doan Huynh) Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 1993. (p. 248-57)




Ziem, Chin Mei (see Diem, Chin Mai) Zimmer, Jacques. “Les apocalypses du Vietnam” Revue du cinema n.343 (Oct 1979), p. 27-36.

Apocalypse now



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