Wednesday, 9 March 2016

'Good Morning Vietnam' 1987

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Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn't we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.? 'Cause of the leaks to the V.C. he could end up M.I.A., and then we'd all be put out in K.P.

The depiction of the Vietnam 'Conflict', starring Robin William (1987), became a silver screen sensation, due to the infusion of satirical comedy and the maintenance of the taboo subject of the Vietnam war in the 1960's. The film is centered around Robin William's character  'Armed Forces Radio disc jockey (Adrian Cronauer) whose manic, hilarious delivery from a studio in 1965 Saigon gives U.S. troops in the field a morale boost (while upsetting military brass)'1. Although the 80's era, had begun to produce some of the most significant and hard hitting Vietnam films, such as Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Born on the Foruth of July,. 'Good Morning Vietnam', altered as it depicted an alternative perspective; in that it was show from behind the front lines, thus making the audience begin to analysis the alternative (depicted) reality. 

One of the key themes is the use of satirical humor and emphasis on maintaining an attitude of disregard for superiority. This style of cinema, during this era, is interesting as is is an approach to the ideas of patriotism, and conformity, countering the presented ideaologies of the Regan period, where the same ideological conflict presided, the 'war on drugs' established i a 'front line' insight for average Americans, to experience, (an alternative and tuned down) form of violence and blood shed. 



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