The Vietnam War and The Media by BarkerC

Champion(s):

Egantx7


Runner(s)-Up:

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following things related to depictions of the Vietnam War and veterans of the war in the popular media. These depictions may be either fictionalized or documentary.

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Questions:

This 2002 film, starring Mel Gibson as Lt. Col. Hal Moore, the commander of an air cavalry unit that saw the first major combat action for the U.S. Army in Vietnam at the Ia Drang Valley in 1965. The film is based on Moore's 1992 book which has the longer title [BLANK] [BLANK] [BLANK] Once...and Young

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We Were Soldiers

What 1984 film tells the story of a Colonel Braddock, played by Chuck Norris, a Vietnam veteran who had successfully escaped a POW camp who went back "in country" to rescue other POWs "left behind" by the U.S. government?

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Missing in Action

What 1979 retelling of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness opens with Willard saying "Saigon... sh*t; I'm still only in Saigon..."

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Apocalypse Now

During the late 1980s, while China Beach used "Reflections" by Diana Ross and the Supremes as its theme music, what CBS Vietnam drama used the Rolling Stones' "Paint It, Black" as its theme song?

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Tour of Duty

This 2003 Oscar-winning documentary by Errol Morris dives deep with Robert McNamara on many topics from his life, but specifically about McNamara's time as Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War.

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The Fog of War

What crack commando unit was tasked by Col. Morrison to steal 10 million piasters ($1 million) on January 27, 1971 from the Bank of Hanoi? This plan did not come together in part because Col. Morrison was killed the night of the robbery and could not verify the order.

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The A-Team

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: Oliver Stone made a trilogy of Vietnam films, the first of which, Platoon, won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1986. Name BOTH of the other films, one from 1989 starring Tom Cruise and one from 1993 starring Tommy Lee Jones, which complete Stone's Vietnam trilogy.

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Born on the Fourth of July AND Heaven and Earth

The 1982 ABC documentary Vietnam Requiem focused on the post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by many Vietnam veterans. The narration of Peter Thomas, however, is better remembered for being sampled in what 1985 track by British musician Paul Hardcastle?

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19

Fill in the name of the 1995 film redacted from this excerpt from a Roger Ebert review: "I am not asking that [BLANK] [BLANK] [BLANK] be hard-edged realism. It's not that kind of movie. I'm not even very bothered by the scene where the elephant's chute doesn't open, and Liotta goes into free-fall to save it. (No, he doesn't grab the elephant and open his own chute so they can ride down together.) What bothers me is that a chapter of our history is being rewritten and trivialized, as we win in the movie theaters a war that did not, in fact, turn out very well for us."

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Operation Dumbo Drop

No one really remembers the Matthew Modine being "In Country" in this 1987 film as a reporter for Stars and Stripes, just the first 46 minutes of the psychological battle between Gunny Hartman and Private Lawrence, bka Private Pyle.

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Full Metal Jacket

Controversy arose in October 2004 when Sinclair Broadcast Group ordered all of its stations to air this documentary, which featured interviews with American men who were prisoners of war in North Vietnam, who contended that they suffered increased maltreatment while prisoners as a direct result of John Kerry's Fulbright Hearing testimony in April 1971.

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Stolen Honor

In 1963's Tales of Suspense #39, what man travels to Vietnam to conduct a field inspection of his company's latest ordinance, only to be captured by North Vietnamese warlord Wong-Chu, who offers to remove shrapnel from his chest in exchange for his designing a weapon for the NVA?

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Tony Stark