You got no proof man. The day after suffering its most severe casualties, the platoon and several companies are sent right back into the same enemy-saturated area. The word's widespread use in the film and in the war testifies to the racial hostility of the soldiers towards their enemy and their general willingness to include everybody enemy and non-enemy alike in that category. Barnes demands that no one in the platoon, including Chris, is to fall asleep on his shift. Check out the acting by the villagers. It seems odd that Stone would have any hopes of Morrison appearing in his movie considering that singer died 15 years before the film came out, but at one time it was a real possibility. A booby trap and a mutilation death put the men in a foul mood when they storm into the nearby ville.
Most of the platoon represents the lower class cannon fodder sent by rich people to fight their ideological war. And we are finally left with not only the platoon, but almost the entire 25th infantry, overrun by the enemy sustaining enormous loss of lives. This sight directly contradicts Sgt. After the release of and , the studios then cited the perception that these films were considered the pinnacle of the Vietnam War film genre as reasons not to make The Platoon. Some veterans and pro-war types took offense to the negative portrayal of the soldiers and their actions.
The film was nominated for eight at the , and won four including , for Stone, and. Past Overall Story Benchmark Events that have already happened are used as a yardstick to measure the progress toward the goal. Break featured several characters who were the seeds of those he developed in Platoon. Relationship Story Backstory Chris Taylor is from a wealthy and privileged background. You fuck up in a fire fight and I goddamn guarantee you a trip out of the bush, in a body bag! On one side is Sgt.
Bolt's rigorous approach rubbed off on Stone. Oliver Stone harnessed these experiences to make Platoon; a film where he could illustrate to everyone what Vietnam was like from his perspective. More than those other films, it impacted the movie-going public and Vietnam War veterans. Elias, he begins to consider Chris as another crusader that wants to challenge his authority. Stone has been described as difficult to work with even under the best of circumstances, and the grueling Platoon shoot—10 weeks in the miserable Philippine jungle—was in another category. Conceptualizing Overall Story Preconditions Barnes and Elias continually criticize Lieutenant Wolfe for not having planned maneuvers properly, and Elias and Barnes argue with each other over the way they each plan for the platoon. .
Barnes commits causes Chris to abruptly regain his senses. After the end of his shift, he wakes Junior, who falls asleep instead of manning his post. In contrast, the guys that gravitate towards Barnes O'Neill and Bunny especially are not into smoking marijuana at all, and actually speak out against it Bunny in particular. Instead, they are written as individuals. Live up to what Grandpa did in the First War and Dad the Second.
Speech and Dialogue It's not enough for the soldiers in Platoon to just look like soldiers. Progress for the platoon continues in a devastating downward spiral. You were there Rhah - I know what you were thinking. They seek direction and guidance for the way they need to function in order to stay alive in Vietnam. Proven Overall Story Solution If the U. Eventually, the entire perimeter is overrun, and many of the platoon's members are killed in the chaos Wolfe, Bunny, and Junior are among them.
This is a great movie and still the best Vietnam War movie. The film was shot in sequence and this began immediately after the boot camp for the actors. Overwhelmed, Taylor sobs as he glares down at multiple craters full of corpses. Barnes declares that he will go back to find Elias. Francis, who survived the battle unharmed, deliberately stabs himself in the leg and reminds Taylor that because they have been twice wounded, they can return home. Barnes is enraged, as are the others. The movie rewards repeat viewings to really get to know the men.
Just keep your pecker up and your powder dry, things change. At the base, Taylor attempts to talk his group into Barnes in retaliation when Barnes, having overheard them, enters the room and mocks them. Anyone good at context clues should not be too lost. He has become so dehumanized and corrupted by the experiences of the war, he is willing to shoot his own men to prevent them from challenging his way of war. Barnes is running the platoon. I have to say that in the case of Vietnam War movies, Military History magazine has not upset me.