The we live film family is celebrating the month of february by reviewing films that have taken home the academy award for best picture each day from now ti. Platoon directed by: oliver stone starring: charlie sheen, willem dafoe, tom berenger genres: war, drama rated the #16 best film of 1986, and #843 in the greatest all-time movies (according to rym users. (originally published by the daily news on dec 19, 1986 this story was written by kathleen carroll) there are no grandstanding john wayne heroics in oliver stone's “platoon” no backpatting reassurances that the vietnam war was ever remotely considered a noble cause this film is an act of courage. 'platoon' (r) by paul attanasio washington post staff writer january 16, 1987 platoon is a triumph for oliver stone, a film in which a visceral approach to violence, which has always set him apart, is balanced by classical symmetries and a kind of elegiac distance this is not the vietnam of op-ed writers, rabble- rousers or. Nothing that oliver stone has done before - including ''midnight express,'' for which he wrote the screenplay, and ''salvador,'' which he wrote and directed - is preparation for the singular achievement of his latest film, ''platoon,'' which is possibly the best work of any kind about the vietnam war since.
Read the empire review of platoon find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. When platoon was first getting started, i didn't really think there was going to be much of a plot to it i thought it was just going to meander through the war and by doing so tell us that it didn't have much point however, there was a central story to the film and even though the vietnam war as a whole was not. Platoon (united states, 1986) a movie review by james berardinelli since the end of the vietnam war in the early 1970s, numerous motion pictures have attempted, with varying degrees of success, to capture one or more aspects of the most contentious american conflict of the 20th century from this crop, three stand out. Platoon movie reviews & metacritic score: a young recruit in vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
We review the vietnam war classic platoon for it's 30th anniversary this oliver stone classic starring willem dafoe, tom berenger and charlie sheen has been. Platoon is a 1986 american war film written and directed by oliver stone one of the most strongest realistic anti war films of all time it is one of the best vietnam war films i have ever seen that won the academy award for best picture of 1986 and best director for oliver stone, as well as best sound mixing and best film. In this essay on oliver stone's film platoon, reprinted below, cawley points out that the authors of nineteenth-century realist novels, writing in the era of the industrial revolution and triumphalist capitalism, sought to tell their readers what quotidian life and work was like to the extent that they achieved that,.
Setting the jungles of vietnam and the vietnam war most of platoon takes place in the jungles of vietnam okay, technically it's the philippines where the film was shot, but it's supposed to be vietnam th. Stone's vietnam film is a savage yet moving account of a 19-year-old's baptism under fire: clambering out of a transport plane, sheen is soon plunged into the b. However, by the end of the film, we sense that chris doesn't still hold to the same basic ideals as when he first arrived in vietnam the war forced chris to experience and do things that he's not proud of at all, like his platoon's involvement in the my-lai-esque pillage and destruction of a vietnamese village, and the climatic.
As a young and naive recruit in vietnam, chris taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. 'platoon', directed by oliver stoneit's very hard to make an anti-war film that successfully gets its message across the temptation is to show all the horrors of war—the blood, brutality, boredom and battles but films that glorify war do that as well. Platoon platoon details: 1986, usa, cert 18, 120 mins direction: oliver stone genre: action / drama summary: a 19 year-old is plunged into the bloody chaos of combat in the vietnam war when his sergeant orders a massacre of villagers with: charlie sheen, forest whitaker, john c mcginley, tom berenger and.