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Annotated Bibliography of Vietnam War Film Criticism Chronological Arrangement by Decade

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


1966

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

To the shores of Hell

 

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

Noi gio

Days of protest

While brave men die

 

 


1967

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

The Green Berets

 

 


1968

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

 

 


1969

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

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

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

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

 

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1970

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

Connolly, Keith. “Vietnam on film” Cinema papers n.21 (May-Jun 1970), p. 334-8.

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

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

Napalm. “Army flicks” Great speckled bird 3/50 (Dec 14, 1970), p. 6. Pietlock, S. (see under Sheehan, C.) Sheehan, C. and Pietlock, S. “Use of film in world resistance” Amex-Canada 2/4 (Jun 1970), p. 26+

 

 


1971

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

Shain, Russell Earl. An analysis of motion pictures about war released by the American film industry, 1930-1970 Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1971.

A Yank in Vietnam

The Green Berets

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

Strawberry statement

Zabriske Point

 

 


1972

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

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

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

 

 


1973

C., H.. (see under “Films voor Vietnam”)
Dougall, Lucy. War/peace film guide 2nd ed. Chicago, Ill. : World Without War Publications, 1973.

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

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

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

H. C. (see under “Films voor Vietnam”)
Hennebelle, Guy. “Le cinema vietnamien” Ecran 14 (Apr 1973), p. 29-32.

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

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

Two people

Limbo

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.

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

 

 


1974

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

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

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|?

Ha, Xuan Truong (see under Film u. Fernsehen in Vietnam, 1920-1974)
Initiativkomitee fur die Starkung des Vietnamesischen Film- und Fernsehwesens (see under Film u. Fernsehen in Vietnam, 1920-1974)
Le, Dan. “Le cinema vietnamien: Des hautes et des bas” Cinema Quebec 3/9-10 (Aug 1974), p. 77-8.

Ludecke, Willi (see under Film u. Fernsehen in Vietnam, 1920-1974)

Nghi, Pham Thanh (see Pham, Thanh Nghi)

Pham, Thanh Nghi. “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.

Truong, Chinh (see under Film u. Fernsehen in Vietnam, 1920- 1974)
“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.

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

 

 


1980

Ahlander, Lars. “Tran Vu, vietnamesisk film-veteran” Chaplin 22/1 166|

(Feb 1980), p. 31-2.

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.

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 hunte

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

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

Emerson, Gloria. “Forum: How films lie about Vietnam” National Catholic reporter 17 (Nov 14, 1980), p. 7-9.

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

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

Apocalypse now

The Deer hunter

Coming home

Go tell the Spartans

Tracks

Who’ll stop the rain

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

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

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

Custer’s last stand

Castle keep

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

Hair

Apocalypse now

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Taxi driver

Rolling thunder

The Deer hunter

Apocalypse now

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

Apocalypse now

The Deer hunter

Hair

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.

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

Tsao, Leonardo Garcia (see Garcia Tsao, Leonardo)

 


1981

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

Reprinted as: Vietnam on film New York : Proteus, 1981; and in a revised and updated edition as Hollywood’s Vietnam London : Heinemann, 1989.

Apocalypse now

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

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

Cinemasia

Framework

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

Douglass, Wayne J. “The criminal psychopath as Hollywood hero” Journal of popular film 8/4 (winter 1981), p. 30-9.

Targets

Dirty Harry

Taxi driver

Lam, Toi (actor). “Sobytie v istorii v’etnamskogo kino” Iskusstvo kino (1981), no. 11, p. 17-19.

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

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)

Full metal jacket

Heartbreak Ridge

Lethal weapon

Platoon

Top gun

Quart, Leonard (see under Auster, Albert)
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

Stephens, Philip (see under Thompson, Lawrence)

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

The Green Berets

Limbo

The boys in Company C

Go tell the Spartans

The deer hunter

Hair

Apocalypse now

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

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

Welch, Richard (see under Thompson, Lawrence)

* 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.

 

 


1982

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.

Auster, Al and Quart, Leonard. “The wounded vet in postwar film” Social policy (fall 1982), p. 25-31.

Coming home

Cutter’s way

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

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

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

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

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

Mikhailov, Bozhidar. “Vietnamskogo kino dnes” Kinoizkustvo 37 (Dec 1982), p. 66-70.

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

 

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

Quart, Leonard (see under Auster, Al)

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)

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

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

 

 


1983

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 Green Berets

Hearts and minds

Bui, Phu. “La settima dea” in Mostra internazionale del nuovo cinema (19th : 1983 : Pesaro, Italy). Cinemasia. Venice : Marsillo, 1983.

Dien anh qua nhung chang duong

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

Coming home

The Deer hunter

Apocalypse now

The Stuntman

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

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

Apocalypse now

The Deer hunter

Coming home

Just, Ward S. “Images of war: How America re-creates the ‘blood and darkness’” TV guide (Jan 29, 1983), p. 2-4.

 

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.

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

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

Pham, Ngoc Truong. “Cinema Vietnamita dalle origini al 1945” in Mostra internazionale del nuovo cinema (19th : 1983 : Pesaro, Italy). Cinemasia. Venice : Marsillo, 1983. (v. 1. Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, p. 16-21). Filmography|

 

“Rozhdennaia v. bor’be: K 30-letiu v’etnamskoi kinematograffi” Iskusstvo kino (1983) no. 4, p. 133-8.

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

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

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

Cinemasia

 

 


1984

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

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

Bui, Phu. “The seventh goddess” Framework 25 (1984), p. 70-93.

Cagin, Seth and Dray, Philip. Hollywood films of the seventies : sex drugs, violence, rock n’ roll and politics New York : Harper & Row, 1984.

Delmas, Ginette and Tournes, Andree. “Semaine vietnamienne” Jeune cinema n.161 (Oct 1984), p. 16-18.

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.

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

Huu, Ngoc (see under Banh, Bao)

* Jensen, K. B. “Gensyn med Vietnam” Levender billeder 10 (Jun 12, 1984), p. 8-9.

Nghi, Pham Thanh (see Pham, Thanh Nghi)

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

Quart, Leonard (see under Auster, Al)

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

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

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.

Officer and a gentleman

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

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

Tournes, Andree (see under Delmas, Ginette)

 

 


1990

Adams, William. “Screen wars: The battle for Vietnam” Dissent37 (winter 1990), p. 65-72.

Reprinted as: “Vietnam screen wars” in Culture in an age of money : the legacy of the 1980’s in America (edited by Nicholas Mills) Chicago : Dee, 1991. (p. 156-84)

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.

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.

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

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

The big chill

In country

Coming home

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

* 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 (p. 10-15)

Born on the Fourth of July

The Deer hunter

Southern comfort

Apocalypse now

Americana

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

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

Dear America

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

Glory

Henry V

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

Platoon’s

Broyles, William, Jr. “Vietnam, how the war became the movie” Smartno. 11 (July-August 1990), p. |81|

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

The Green Berets

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Desser, David (see under Studlar, Gaylyn)

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

Ehrenhaus, Peter (see under Cultural legacies of Vietnam)

Ellis, Caron Schwartz. Romancing the land : American land-based mythology and the Vietnam War Thesis (M.A.)–University of Colorado, 1990.

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

Apocalypse now

The deer hunter

Rambo

Freedberg, Louis. “War means Hollywood to many U.S. youths” San Francisco chronicle (Aug 25, 1990), p. A1, A17.

Top gun

Rambo

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.

Fuchs, Cynthia J. “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.

Gilman, Owen W., Jr. (see under America rediscovered)

Haines, Harry William. “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)

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

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

Platoon

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

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

Cultural legacies of Vietnam

The remasculinization of America

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)

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

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

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

Michaud, Gene (see under Dittmar, Linda)

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.

Morris, Richard (see under Cultural legacies of Vietnam)

 

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

Ngo, Manh Lan. “The new changes of Vietnamese feature films in 1990” FilmVietnam 3 (1991), p. 1-3.

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

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

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

Powers, Stephen (see under Rothman, Stanley)

Relin, David Oliver. “Hollywood’s war: After years of ignoring the war, Hollywood is now using Vietnam to win hearts, minds, and money” Scholastic update

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

Rothman, David J. (see under Rothman, Stephen)

 

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

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

Ryan, Desmond. “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.

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

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

Platoon

Sharpe, George. “Letters: Vietnam movies: Recollections of a combat medic” New York times 139 (Jun 17, 1990), sec. 2, p. 3.

Smith, Lorrie (see under America rediscovered)

Studlar, Gaylyn and Desser, David. “Never having to say you’re sorry: Rambo’s rewriting of the Vietnam War” in From Hanoi to Hollywood (1990), p. 101-12.

Coming to terms

Tran, John. “Vietnamese cultural production during the American war” in The Vietnam era (p. 199-211)

Truong, Toan. “Hollywood’s Vietnam, not mine” New York times 139 (Feb 19, 1990), p. A17.

Miami herald

Star tribune

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

Born on the Fourth of July

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

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

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

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

The Green Berets

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

 

 


1991

Adams, William. “Vietnam screen wars” in Culture in an age of money : the legacy of the 1980’s in America

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.

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

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

Blaszczyna, Stanislaw. “Od zieleni beretow do wioski My Lai” Kino 25/1 |283|

(Jan 1991), p. 12-17.

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)

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

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

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

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

Platoon

Full metal jacket

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)

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)

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

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)

Downey, Sharon D. (see 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

Vietnam

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

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

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

Good morning, Vietnam

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.

Grey, Jeffrey (see under Doyle, Jeff)

Hoang, Nhuan Cam (see under Do, Lai Thuy)

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

Howell, Amanda. “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.

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

Inventing Vietnam : the war in film and television (edited by Michael Andregg) Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press, 1991.

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

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.

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.

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

Malo, Jean-Jacques. Vietnam War filmography : a critical overview and a continuing search for the genre 1991.

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

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

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

Peipp, Matthias (see under Holzl, Gebhard)

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

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

Platoon

Full metal jacket

Rollins, Peter C. “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

Romanowski, William R. (see under Denisoff, R. Serge)

* 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

Platoon

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.

Rambo: First blood part II

Platoon

Shute, Jennifer P. “Framing Vietnam” in Coming to terms, p. 267-74.

Semerks, Jonna G. (see under Schechter, Harold)

Studlar, Gaylyn and Desser, David. “Never having to say you’re sorry: Rambo’s rewriting of the Vietnam War” in Coming to terms (1991), p. 275-88.

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.

The Vietnam War and American culture (edited by John Carlos Rowe and Rick Berg) New York ; Columbia University Press, 1991.
Walker, Mark Edward. Vietnam veteran films Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow, 1991.

Weiner, Peter (see under Klein, Michael)

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.

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

 

 


1992

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

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.

Christopher, Renny. 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.)

|Published, Amherst, MA: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1995.|

|Chiefly an analysis of literary representations with references to film in her chapter 4, “Euro-American representations of the Vietnamese.” Bibliography|

* 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)

Curley, Stephen J. (see under Wetta, Frank Joseph)

Davidson, James West and Lytle, Mark Hamilton. “Where trouble comes”

After the fact : the art of historical detection

Revised: 4th ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2000.

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

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.

L’amant

Indochine

Dien Bien Phu

* 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)

 

Doyle, Jeff. “Missed Saigon: Some recent film representations of Vietnam” in Crossing cultures : essays on the displacement of western civilization (edited by Daniel Segal) Tucson : Univ. of Arizona Press, 1992. (p. 91-99)

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.

Fore, Steven James. “From Hanoi to Hollywood: The Vietnam War in American film” Film quarterly 45/4 (summer 1992), p. 43-4.

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)

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

L’amant

Dien Bien Phu

Indochine

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

Ivry, Benjamin (see under Deming, Angus)

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

* 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)

 

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

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

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

______________. (see also under Vietnam War feature filmography)

 

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)

Muraire, Andre. “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.

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

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

Platoon

Full metal jacket

Casualties of war

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

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

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

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)

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

Rambo

The Wild bunch

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

L’amant

Indochine

Dien Bien Phu

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

Platoon

Hamburger Hill

84 Charlie Mopic

Traube, Elizabeth G. “Redeeming images: The wild man comes home” in her Dreaming identities : class, gender, and generation in 1980s Hollywood movies Boulder : Westview Press, 1992. (p. 39-66)|Reprint of Traube, 1986 |

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

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.

Williams, Tony (see under Vietnam War feature filmography)

 

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.)

Young, Marilyn B.

Cineaste

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

 

 


1993

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

|Reviews Vietnamese films shown at the festival. In French|

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

 

|Describes how television entertainment programs in three distinct eras (1965-73, 1973-83, and the mid-80s to date) have reflected changing American public opinion about the Vietnam War and veterans. Bibliography|

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

|Annotated bibliography of books and articles|

 

Greenberg, Harvey Roy. “Dangerous recuperations: Red dawn, Rambo and the new Decaturism” in his Screen memories : Hollywood cinema on the psychoanalytic couch New York : Columbia Univ. Press, 1993. (p. 93-110)

|Reprint of Greenberg, 1987|

 

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

|Studies how we have made sense of the competing images of the Vietnam POW and how myths surrounding the POW experience exclude some of its aspects. References to 40 films and television programs. Bibliography and index|

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

|Reprinted in Jason, 1996|

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.

 

Born on the Fourth of July

|Reprinted as Katzman, 2000|

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

|Discusses eleven films with Vietnam veteran characters. Bibliographical references|

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

|Revision of thesis (1987). Cinematic representations of the war have molded contemporary understanding of the Vietnam War. Chapter 4, “Vietnam in Hollywood,” discusses eight major films. Chapter 5, “Melodramatic excess: The body in/of the text,” examines the television series China Beach and Tour of duty. Bibliographical references and index|

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.

|Describes 1980s filmmakers rejection of the Calley image of the American male psyche run amok. First they portrayed Vietnam veterans as warrior-heroes who became scapegoats thru no fault of their own. Finally with Rambo: First blood, part II they avoided reality, romaticized the warrior, mythologized warfare, and reestablished American soldiers as geopolitical giants. Bibliographical references|

Nguyen, Thi Nam. “Cinema and video, 1992” Vietnamese studies n. 37 (1993), p. 119-20.

|Reviews the state of Vietnamese film production with brief reference to selected fiction titles|

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

|Brief notes on Vietnamese films shown at the festival with a general overview of the state of Vietnamese film production. In French|

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

|Includes two chapters (“2. The Vietnam War as film text” and “3. The ‘Coming home’ films”) which focus on the war and its aftermath in the U.S. and discuss eleven films in detail. Index|

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

|Vietnam War films are most often the result of the initiative of individual directors and producers rather than the big studios. Analyzes the chronology of the major films. In French|

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

|Divides American Vietnam War films into four chronological phases: the 1960s thru the end of the war, characterized almost exclusively by the propagandistic The Green Berets; the moral renewal of the Carter administration characterized by mentally or physically crippled heros (Coming home and The deer hunter); the Reagan administration characterized by the comic book hero (Rambo); and the post-Reagan Bush administration, characterized by the second wave of Vietnam War films. After the second wave, the Vietnam War theme began to diffuse into other genres. The 1991 war with Iraq, which Bush declared had overcome the ignominy of Vietnam, seemed to bring an end to the Vietnam War in the movies. Filmography and bibliography. In German|

Roberts, Randy. “Film and the Vietnam War” in The Vietnam War : handbook of literature and research (edited by James S. Olson) Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 1993. (p. 401-25)

|In World War II, the government and Hollywood cooperated to produce blatant propaganda. After that war, red scares and structural changes in the industry made Hollywood more conservative and less political. Industry leaders were generally unwilling to court controversy. The struggle of Americans to come to terms with the Vietnam War was thus largely contested outside the Hollywood studios. Analyzes films produced during the war as well as the first and second wave of films after the war. “The confusing war and its ambiguous results, it seems, will continue to occupy moviemakers for the next generation” (p. 419). Bibliography|

Schechter, Harold and Semerks, Jonna G. “Leatherstocking in ‘Nam: Rambo, Platoon and the American frontier myth” in Movies and politics : the dynamic relationships (edited by James Combs) New York : Garland, 1993. (p. 115-27)|

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

Semerks, Jonna G. (see under Schechter, Harold)
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)

 

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

Yann, Tobin (see under Niogret, Hubert)

 

Young, Marilyn B. “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)

 

 


1994

Charlot, John. “Vietnamese cinema: First views” in Colonialism and nationalism in Asian cinema (edited by Wimal Dissanayake) Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana Univ. Press, 1994. (p. 105-40)

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

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.

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

Fuchs, Cynthia J. “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)

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

Hagopian, Patrick. The social memory of the Vietnam War Thesis (Ph.D.)–Johns Hopkins University, 1994. (633 p.)

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

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

___________. “Rape and the winter soldier” in The Viet Nam Generation big book (edited by Dan Duffy and Kali Tal) Woodbridge, Conn. : Viet Nam Generation, 1994. (p. 152-4)

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

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

Chinatown

The Deer hunter

The Deer hunter

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)

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

Muse, Eben J. “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

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)

Pasick, Adam. “Straight from the soundtrack : the music of Vietnam via Hollywood” |1994?| (4 p.) originally from Foxnews.com but printed from: http://www.ourolympics.com/national/vietnam/index_spirit.sml

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

Phan, Dinh Mau. “Reality of war through Vietnamese films” (typescript, probably a translation of an article first published in Vietnamese, 198-?), 3 leaves.

Vietnam War films

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

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

Platoon

Hanoi Hilton

The killing fields

Heaven and earth

Selig, Michael. “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)

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

The Deer hunter

Platoon

Rambo

Full metal jacket

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.

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

Heaven and earth

 

 


2000

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

Platoon

Three seasons

Berg, Rick. “Losing Vietnam : Covering the war in an age of technology” in Historical memory and representations of the Vietnam War (edited by Walter L. Hixson) New York : Garland, 2000. (p. 264-98)

Charlot, John. “Vietnamese cinema: First views” in Historical memory and representations of the Vietnam War (edited by Walter L. Hixson) New York : Garland, 2000 (p. 189-218)

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

Clark, Michael. “Remembering Vietnam” in Historical memory and representations of the Vietnam War (edited by Walter L. Hixson) New York : Garland, 2000 (p. 232-261)

Davidson, James West and Lytle, Mark Hamilton. “Where trouble comes” |Chapter 15| in After the fact : the art of historical detection 4th ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2000. (p. 364-95)

Dodd, Jan. “Vietnam in the movies” in his Rough guide to Vietnam 3rd ed. London : Rough Guides, 2000. (p. 482-7)

Jeffords, Susan. “Women, gender, and the war” in Historical memory and representations of the Vietnam War (edited by Walter L. Hixson) New York : Garland, 2000 (p. 89-96)

Katzman, Jacob. “From outcast to cliche: How film shaped, warped and developed the image of the Vietnam veteran, 1967-1990” in Historical memory and representations of the Vietnam War (edited by Walter L. Hixson) New York : Garland, 2000 (p. 219-231)

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

Apocalypse now

Platoon

Independence day

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

Lytle, Mark Hamilton (see under Davidson, James West)
Neale, Steve. “War films” in his Genre and Hollywood London, New York : Routledge, 2000. (p. 125-33)

The World War II combat film : anatomy of a genre

Rowe, John Carlos. “From documentary to docudrama: Vietnam on television in the 1980s” in Historical memory and representations of the Vietnam War (edited by Walter L. Hixson) New York : Garland, 2000 (p. 299-326)

Seate, Mike. Two wheels on two reels : a history of biker movies North Conway, N.H. : Whitehorse Press, 2000.

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

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

Platoon

* 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)

 

 


2001

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

Malo, Jean-Jacques. “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)

Woodman, Brian J. “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

Platoon

Hamburger Hill

 

 


2002

* 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

_______________. (see also under Rasmussen, Karen)

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

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

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

Soldiers in hiding

Distant thunder

Sons

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

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

Full metal jacket

Platoon

First blood

Apocalypse now

The Green Berets

Rambo II

The deer hunter

Hamburger Hill

Tracey, Grant. Filmography of American history Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.

* 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

Platoon

Full metal jacket

 

 


2003

* 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

_______________. (see also under Rasmussen, Karen)

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)

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

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)

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)

Sargeant, Jack. “Sticks and bones: Weapons and training” in Search & destroy : |an illustrated guide to Vietnam war movies|

(edited by Jack Hunter) |London|

: Creation Books, 2003, c2002. (Chap. 13, p. 221-232)

Search & destroy : |an illustrated guide to Vietnam war movies|

(edited by Jack Hunter) |London|

: Creation Books, 2003, c2002.

Sorfa, David. “Helicopters in the mist” in Search & destroy : |an illustrated guide to Vietnam war movies|

(edited by Jack Hunter) |London|

: Creation Books, 2003, c2002. (Chap. 14, p. 233-249)

* Taylor, Mark. The Vietnam war in history, literature and film. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2003.

 

 

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