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Veterans of the Vietnam War tell about their experiences. The disasters but also the glorious moments of war. The central figure in the documentary is the scenario writer of Full Metal Jacket, Michael Herr. The veterans describe how it felt to kill for the first time and how those feelings still hunt them. Written by spijker_nl

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Michael Herr: It's the ultimate bloodsport, and it would be, not useful to pretend to anyone, that it isn't exciting. That it doesn't really turn people on, always has done and always will. It can't be an accident that the bloodiest century in history was also the century of the movie camera.
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Journey Into the Dark Side of the Human Psyche
29 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I stumbled on this film while browsing YouTube. The documentary is brilliantly and provocatively shot as it ventures into the dark journey for many American GI's that was Vietnam. The innate instinct to kill is explored with brutal honesty. At times, the film suggest an almost moral relativism "on killing" - in that moral choices become the product of time, place, circumstances and the unique experience of every individual. Without moral judgment, the film explores and suggests the genetic memory that lives within us all, a capability to kill that implies consequences far outside the Vietnam experience. This is a must watch film.


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