Skip to comments." We Were Soldiers" IA DRANG Battle in Viet Nam
Posted on 09/07/2001 12:51:59 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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Not familiar with the Director, Randall Wallace...what else has he been associated with? Good to see Mel Gibson producing, though, I tend to like just about everything he's done.
Were you at the 4th Division fire base,"Mary Lou"?
If Gibson is behind the production of this one, it will be the best Nam flick yet - dozing and burying the lefties idiotic cinematic slurs. These days I'm never in the position of saying I can't wait' for a coming movie - but this is one I will certainly watch for my chance to get a copy of.
I remember when Gladiator came along, and the lefties did their best to hide and throw rocks at it, and I thought it was going to be big stuff - and it was. After reading your post, SB - I think this might be big stuff too. But, watch the upcoming antics of the left-weirdie critics' - they just can't stand Gibson - poor little bastardy they.
But, it may help them, by giving them some kind of idea of what war is really like, especially one being fought on two fronts, the one around you and the one at home.
Once this film is released, I would be most interested in hearing from true vets who saw action in Nam. I do pray this film will be more in line with the truth, and I do apologize for sounding doubtful, but, I have yet to see a film about subs, attack or boomers, that came even close to being anything other than an out and out lie.
That was Squirrel Sprouse and his recon team,and I THINK it was in 1968. That's not a trick I would want to have to try. Besides the minefield,the cliff was steep enough it was almost impossible to climb. I was up there once on radio watch,and setting on the berm and looking into the valley. If you haven't been in a area like that,it's hard to imagine how quiet it is,or how far sound travels in the wilderness.I was just sitting there daydreaming,when all of a sudden I hear "clatter,clatter,ding,clatter,ding,ding,BOOM!" My best guess is the NVA had been trying to get a mortar team close enough to toss a few at us,and they fell down the hill while setting up. We laughed our asses off!
If Gibson and Wallace tell it right, there won't be a dry eye anywhere near that movie.
MANY THANKS for the bump.
Mel is one of my favorite Hollywood folks. Seems to pick projects emphasizing the concept of freedom to an increasingly uncaring, unconcerned citizenry.
I'm working on a screenplay myself I'd like to run by him on one of the most under-discussed topics in the country today.
Was an AF instructor between '62 -'66 and never got to Nam myself, but have a number of friends' names on THE WALL in DC.
Still can't bring myself to go there.
One final thought. Knowing about Joe G., he is not going to let Hollywood get away with too much. I don't think his soul is for sale.
Thank you. I like the profile on your home page, and welcome home.
I can bet...I wasn't even in Nam and never lost a friend or relative there, but just reading his words had me choked up.
"Thinking about the guys I left there I have cried many times since then after re-reading his speech. Very seldom do I measure up, but I try to live by the words he spoke that day."
Thank you and all those who sacrificed so much in the defense of all that we hold dear in this Country. Anybody who believes America could have ever won the Cold War without making the stand we did in Viet Nam is crazy!! Future generations will come to realize this much more than many of the Sheeple now do!!
"One final thought. Knowing about Joe G., he is not going to let Hollywood get away with too much. I don't think his soul is for sale."
Has he retained an appreciable editing role and power over the final product? All I know is that he was wise to hook up with Mr. Gibson, one of the few Hollywood folks I really respect.
BTW..."Prince William County, VA"...Howdy, Neighbor!!!
Tears are streaming down my face.
I just read your profile page, Snow Bunny: You are AMAZING!
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