Their portrayal in we were soldiers isn't balanced either, but after years of the dark vietnam movie, it's also somewhat refreshing which one you like more depends on whether you believe war makes men into heroes or monsters. A little theatrical at times, but we were soldiers is a great movie to see, which gives honor to the men who gave their lives in what turned out to be a divisive and politically driven war we were soldiers is considerably graphic at times and is not recommended for children or sensitive adults. The best thing about we were soldiers was to show what really happens in war when someone decides to be a hero or act like rambo and take on the enemy single handedly like most movies/shows would have you believe. Galloway and moore wrote a second book, we are soldiers still, which he said grew out of a journey back to the battlefields of vietnam 25 years later we went back and walked those old battlefields. The film is based on the book we were soldiers once and young written by journalist and military historian joe galloway and lieutenant general hal moore of the us army, whose younger self is.
Study focuses on war films and the heroic actions of the soldiers portrayed in those films the continuing, repeated themes lead one to believe that an observable portrayal of the heroic soldier exists within films over the decades. We were soldiers - original motion picture score licensed to youtube by sme (on behalf of columbia/legacy) união brasileira de compositores, sony atv publishing, aresa, and 4 music rights societies. We were soldiers is a fact-based tale of men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to and love for one another during one of the most savage military battles in us history.
We were soldiers is a must own for my new blu-ray collection this movie has been one of my favorites since the first viewing mel gibson may have lost popularity this past decade, but he can certainly act. Best portrayal of the battle: 'we were soldiers' (2002) a heroic portrayal of the first, and perhaps the worst, major battle of the vietnam war interlaced with the backstory of the families that are left behind, the movie follows 400 troopers from the us 7 th air cavalry surrounded by 2000 vietcong soldiers in the is dang valley. We, feel that some of the films were able to portray this due to the fact that not all of the soldiers in the movies were psychologically effected in a negative way, whereas in the psychological study, the information concentrated solely on these types of soldiers. According to we were soldiers once and young (1992), a nearly blow-by-blow account of the battle that moore co-wrote with galloway, 79 americans were killed and 121 were wounded at.
In the movie, we were soldiers, the vietnam war is beginning it starts off introducing the main characters and their families, resulting in a more emotional presence the americans get called off to battle into the enemies land. 10 questions for general hal moore by brian sobel an exclusive interview with the hero of the vietnam war's 1965 battle of the ia drang valley and co-author of we were soldiers once and young.
Hal moore, one of the most admired american combat leaders of the last fifty years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by mel gibson in the movie we were soldiers in this first-ever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of america's true military heroes. We see some similarities between this film and we were soldiers in the way the enemy is displayed they are at times mindless brutes driven by blind rage and out for blood, they are high in numbers and possess a crowd mentality. We were soldiers is a movie about the first american attack on the vietnamese a col rides into battle with his man and they have to encouter several attacks from the enemy it also tells the story from the wife of the col, who receives the telegrams of the dead soldiers. 9 great vietnam war movies lee ermey's portrayal of gunny hartman dominated the movie's first half hamburger hill stacks up to platoon, we were soldiers or.
A young marine goes into battle, 1965 by eddie adams/ap find this pin and more on defy, deny, rebel, repel by colin guthrie photos: haunting, rarely seen images from the battle lines of the vietnam war. I do not own the rights to this song, or any affiliation with the late sgt mackenzie or the movie we were soldiers just to be clear. It got close with we were soldiers, said retired col bob edwards of solebury township, bucks county, who was wounded in the harrowing ia drang battle that was the subject of a book in 1992 and. According to we were soldiers once and young (1992), a nearly blow-by-blow account of the battle that gen moore co-wrote with galloway, 79 americans were killed and 121 were wounded.
We were soldiers (2002) plot : the story of the first major battle of the american phase of the vietnam war and the soldiers on both sides that fought it reason to watch : mel gibson brilliantly portrays then-lt col hal moore as he leads his unit in the first major battle of the vietnam war. Mel gibson gives an accurate and passionate performance in his role as lt col harold g moore, the author of we were soldiers the emotions he had to portray ran the gamut from humor to pathos with every possible stop in between. John wayne would have been proud to be associated with we were soldiers, a movie designed to give the us military back its good name but the corn factor is very high.