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In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 26 February 1969 (USA)
Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Harry S. Ashmore ...
Himself - Chairman: Center for Democratic Institutions
Daniel Berrigan ...
Himself
Joseph Buttinger ...
Himself - France
William R. Corson ...
Himself - USMC, CIA
Philippe Devillers ...
Himself - France
...
Himself - New York Times
Roger Hillsman ...
Himself - Asst. Secretary of State
Jean Lacouture ...
Himself - France
Kenneth P. Landon ...
Himself - State Dept
Thruston B. Morton ...
Himself - US Senator
Paul Mus ...
Himself - Yale University
Charlton Osburn ...
Himself - State Dept., 1946
Harrison Salisbury ...
Himself - New York Times
Ilya Todd ...
Himself - Reporter: Le nouvel observateur
John Toller ...
Himself - Green Berets, Deserter
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, Underground) assembles period interviews with journalists, politicians, and key military personnel and international newsreel and archival footage to create a scathing chronicle of America's escalating involvement in this divisive conflict. The savage and horrific images speak for themselves in perhaps the most controversial film of de Antonio's career, and the film he cites as his personal favorite. Written by Anonymous

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The poster for the documentary was used as the cover of the Smiths album Meat Is Murder with the slogan on the helmet changed to the album's title. See more »

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Michael Moore must have picked up on this one.
11 July 2004 | by (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

...Michael Moore's FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is making huge waves as I write this, and yet IN THE YEAR OF THE PIG proves that the concept Moore used was nothing new. Back when the war against Vietnam was being waged by LBJ, this Emile de Antonio classic connected the dots on what had actually been happening in Vietnam since the Japanese occupation forces of World War Two left. In fact, a few years later HEARTS AND MINDS used much of the same material (that time in color) but not with nearly as much historical background as de Antonio does here. This is a harrowing collection of fact, a heartbreaking showcase of official ethnic disrespect, and one of the few true staples of the '60s counterculture that neither originated from its own ranks nor is dated in its technique (black and white cinematography notwithstanding)...


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