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Old 10-15-08, 06:58 AM
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Best Vietnam Doc.?

I am looking for a Vietnam documentary without the left anti-war slant.

My nephew wants to learn more about the conflict but I want him to get the straight story.

I saw one a few years back that was atleast 5-6 hours long, might have been HC, not sure.
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Old 10-15-08, 07:14 AM
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I prefer docs like In the Year of the Pig and Hearts and Minds, but I think Vietnam - A Television History may be what you're looking for, or perhaps even the History Channel's The Vietnam War.
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Thx, I will check those out. If I can find a good deal on that HC one, I will probably get that.
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Definitely check out Hearts and Minds. Amazing film.
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Hearts & Minds
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Not exclusively about Vietnam, but Errol Morris' The Fog of War is essential viewing.
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Old 10-16-08, 08:39 AM
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Has anyone seen the 6 hour history channel doc? I heard it was good but really want to make sure there are just facts, and no political slant.
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You might also consider "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092851/
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Cast my vote for The Fog of War it brought me to tears on something's I never knew about are country in 50's and 60's.
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Old 10-16-08, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by leahcim View Post
Has anyone seen the 6 hour history channel doc? I heard it was good but really want to make sure there are just facts, and no political slant.
I've seen most of it. If you're looking for just facts and no slants, that's a good choice. Hearts and Minds is a great movie but has a definite bias.
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