Vietnam War | Critical Essay by David E. Whillock

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Vietnam War.
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SOURCE: "Defining the Fictive American Vietnam War Film: In Search of a Genre," in Literature/Film Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1988, pp. 244-50.

[In the following essay, Whillock analyzes themes and images in Vietnam combat films and points out the disparities between these films and World War II combat films.]

What should the Vietnam War look like on film? What were the motifs, visual, and thematic, that would emerge as dominant, that would reappear in film after film—with greater or lesser variations—to evolve into a codified 'Vietnam style'?

                     Gilbert Adair Vietnam on Film

The "visual style" that Adair alludes to...

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