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Hearts and Minds (1974)

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A documentary of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam war.

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J. William Fulbright ...
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This film recounts the history and attitudes of the opposing sides of the Vietnam War using archival news footage as well as its own film and interviews. A key theme is how attitudes of American racism and self-righteous militarism helped create and prolong this bloody conflict. The film also endeavors to give voice to the Vietnamese people themselves as to how the war has affected them and their reasons why they fight the United States and other western powers while showing the basic humanity of the people that US propaganda tried to dismiss. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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17 November 1975 (Sweden)  »

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$8,556 (USA) (22 October 2004)

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$28,287 (USA) (12 November 2004)
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After the movie won its Academy Award, the next Oscar presenter, Frank Sinatra, denounced it. See more »

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George Coker: If it wasn't for the people, it
[Viet Nam]
George Coker: would be very pretty
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29 April 2004 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

Hearts and Minds holds much relevance for the post- Sept-11 world.

Although this film concerns itself with the Vietnam War, it is really about war in general. It explores the reasons America behaves the way it does towards other countries and towards itself, without having to come right out and tell you. It is the old writers credo, "Show, don't tell." The film bears multiple viewings, and you discover something new every time. Anybody who has loved ones in the military, and anybody who is "involved" in politics will be interested in watching this.


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