The Things They Carried is a work of fiction; however, it was based on actual events from the author, Tim O’Brien’s time in Vietnam. In a collection of short stories about soldiers in the Vietnam War, O’Brien tells a story that reveals Vietnam’s effects. The best thing about this novel is the author’s writing style; he writes like he’s sharing memories. There are time jumps and events that take place out of order to convey this unique type of storytelling. This novel leaves the reader feeling like they, too, carry a piece of Vietnam.
With an impressive cast,
The El Royale Hotel was once a hot celebrity getaway, frequented by the likes of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Its days of glory are over, however, as a series of strangers check in to an otherwise empty hotel. There's a priest (Bridges), a vacuum salesman (Hamm), a singer (Erivo), and a woman
We watch many movies each year and most of them are forgotten in few weeks. But a few of them we remember for a long time. The Fog of War is one of these movies. This two-hour documentary is a cut from a twenty-four hour interview with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Mostly made in black and white to add drama, the movie is about the life and times of this once-feared, unfeeling, unsmiling , cold and arrogant “Mac the Knife”. It analyzes his decisions and the days of the “Vietnam War chess-master McNamara, who stops just short from apologizing for some of controversial
I have added a new name to my list of heroes - Daniel Ellsberg. As a child, I remember hearing his name and knew that he was in some way connected with the Vietnam War and what was referred to as the Pentagon Papers. The Most Dangerous Man in America, (on DVD) tells the story of Daniel Ellsberg and the pivotal role he played in American history.
in the 1950s, Ellsberg served as a Marine Corps officer, then went to work for the Rand Corp, a military thinktank. He earned a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard in 1962 and then worked at the Pentagon under Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and