Saturday, July 25, 2009

Good Morning, Vietnam

I hardly feel any need to expound on this Robin Williams blockbuster. Sure, the reality of it is pretty thin, there was a DJ named Adrian Cronauer but by his own admission he is nothing like the Williams portrayed character and would have had his ass subject to a court-martial if he were. So what. Why let the truth get in the way of a good story and it is a good story, well directed and paced with a great cast. Because of marketing few were aware of just how serious it is and there a scenes here which will still shock. Hard to imagine but had it not been for GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM an entire generation wouldn't know who Louis Armstrong was and the soundtrack still sells well. Always worth another look if you haven't seen it in some time even if the twist is ruined.


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