Skip to comments.The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick (vanity)
Posted on 07/14/2018 12:04:36 PM PDT by eastforker
Ken Burns and Lynn Novicks ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sidesAmericans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
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Ken Burns is a liberal hack and nothing he does is worth watching. His Vietnam film is totally liberal biased.
Will Burns call the TET Offensive a disaster for the the US and ARVN or what it really was, the suicidal destruction of the Vietcong.
Ken Burns is such a leftist l am skeptical of any thing he does his track record is not good
No, not at all, he states how the North was defeated and their heavy losses. And yes SD, it is well worth the time to watch it.
When referencing Ken Burns’ Vietnam, I always think of “Professor Turgeson” from “Back to School”
Much of the movie is documented history. Many interviews with the NVA, VC, ARVN, and US Military.Well worth watching.
This is a very biased story of the Vietnam War. It parrots the Left Wing view of the war and has little to do with what really happened. Most of the veterans that appear in the series are followers of a Lawrence, KS commie war protester. I know some of the people that appear, and they are not happy about what happened in the editing room.
The North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong were not the national liberators that Ken Burns want us to believe.
Been there, done that...Don’t need to see the film...
(I see it enough in my sleep at times)
Yes I am sure many would find fault, I did not. It also portrayd much of what life was like for all sides.
Charlton Heston’s two-hour refutation of the 14-hour PBS series on Vietnam is a gold mine of information left-out or misrepresented in the original series. Heston’s documentary was sponsored by Accuracy in Media.
“Ken Burns is a liberal hack and nothing he does is worth watching. His Vietnam film is totally liberal biased.”
Bingo. Most of Burns stuff is unwatchable, if you know history at all. The one he did on the Civil War was especially egregious.
At least for the most part, by the mid-80s, the Vietnamese leaders realized that Communism doesn’t work, and now Vietnam is pretty much only Communist in name.
They did a survey of countries, and they found that amongst the population, that Vietnam was actually the most pro-Capitalist country on the planet, at least amongst the population.
I missed it, went to Germany instead.Many of my fellow soldiers had just returned, any real info I have is their stories.
Then that can be filled in what this film may be lacking. I still believe it is worth watching.
I was never ordered there so it could be argued that my opinion is essentially worthless.However,I have an opinion...regardless of its worth...and that is if it’s Ken Burns doing it and PBS showing it I can have no doubt that it’s the worst “the evil superpower attacking the peace loving leaders of the People’s Really Swell Democratic Republic of Vietnam” piece of garbage imaginable.
Ken Burns does this very well. He takes documented history and distorts it to says what he wants to say and this is a warped account. Don’t believe me, read what Gen Giap had to say about how close they came to losing everything and credits their victory with Walter Cronkhite, the rest of the press, and the Left Wing politicians in the U.S.
You need to educate yourself.
Up to about 2/3 of the way, he documented pretty well that there were two sides in the war and what they went through. So OK, for a documentary.
Then his tone changed and he went very patriotic - for the Viet Cong, American protestors and what ill mannered, imperialists we were.
I could not finish it.
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