Platoon is a 1986 american war film written and directed by oliver stone one of the most strongest realistic anti war films of all time platoon is the film that not only put director oliver stone well and truly on the hollywood map, its huge critical and commercial success also would set the vietnam war film cycle into. The final section of this essay emphasizes the shift in critics' response to platoon (1986) instead of focusing on the inaccuracies presented in the film, newspaper critics largely praised it as the first real attempt at a vietnam war film since this essay is not a filmography, numerous films are not mentioned in detail the three. Firefighters in his platoon are worried about accusations by councilwoman macaluso, who is running for re-election, that firefighters have bullied her during the campaign councilwoman macaluso, a vocal critic of the fire department, also accused the union of embarking on a smear campaign to get her. Platoon, stone's first venture into vietnam, may still be the director's career peak in terms of critical acceptance the film won four academy awards in 1986, including best picture, and was almost universally praised 14 years later, chicago tribune critic michael wilmington summed up the film's reception. Nothing that oliver stone has done before - including ''midnight express,'' for which he wrote the screenplay, and ''salvador,'' which he wrote and directed - is preparation for the singular achievement of his latest film, ''platoon,'' which is possibly the best work of any kind about the vietnam war since. Platoon comprehensive storyform the following analysis reveals a comprehensive look at the storyform for platoon unlike most of the analysis found here—which simply lists the unique individual story appreciations—this in- depth study details the actual encoding for each knowledge: main character critical flaw.
Critic reviews 100 chicago sun-times - roger ebert · it was francois truffaut who said that it's not possible to make an anti-war movie, because all war movies , with their energy and sense of adventure, end up making combat look like fun if truffaut had lived to see platoon, the best film of 1986, he might have wanted to. Critics have faulted platoon for the college-literary symbolism of the plot and for its romanticization of violence this is true, but it misses the point of this movie and most movies it is film and television that tell us what life is like in a submarine or at the bottom of a mine or in an igloo the task of the realist. Oliver stone's film, platoon tells the story of a young soldier who arrives in vietnam in 1968 with all of the thoughts that stone himself had as a soldier in the same period in the same war it is too easy to say that platoon is simply an autobiographical film what it contains is stone's view of his experiences nearly twenty.
But, based on the strength of his writing in platoon, stone was hired to write the screenplay for midnight express (1978) the film was a critical and commercial success, as were some other stone films at the time, but most studios were still reluctant to finance the platoon, because it was about the unpopular vietnam war. As soon as platoon, oliver stone's movie about the vietnam war, was released a year ago, it was showered with praise critics commended it for its unsparing realism columnists exulted over the coincidence of its timing, just at a nadir in the fortunes of the reagan presidency editorial writers applauded its rejection of the. Platoon, american war film, released in 1986, that was written and directed by oliver stone and was regarded by many critics as one of the best of the movies about the vietnam war platoon won the academy award for best picture and the golden globe award for best drama platoonoliver stone (second from left) during.
I then turn toward an analysis of the film's promotion and reception, revealing how diverse critics sought to appropriate the film to tell their own histories of the vietnam war and the 1960s finally, i examine the film's most recent dvd release, platoon: 20th anniversary edition (2006) the extra materials. Platoon is an intense but artistically distanced study of infantry life during the vietnam war writer-director commercial prospects look okay, better than that if it reaps some strong critical notices unfortunately, the analysis here goes no further than that better if stone had stuck to combat basic cart.
Movie review : 'platoon': it's war at ground zero december 19, 1986|sheila benson | times film critic in platoon, (ua coronet, odeon showcase), writer- director oliver stone drops us as he drops his autobiographical 19-year-old, chris taylor (charlie sheen), into life with the 25th infantry in vietnam it's a war where. Free platoon papers, essays, and research papers platoon a film that portrays the vietnam war - platoon is perhaps the most influential example of the vietnam war it is multi-faceted , it can assume all critical tasks and duties of the reconnaissance platoon while having the same capabilities and principles. (originally published by the daily news on dec 19, 1986 this story was written by kathleen carroll) there are no grandstanding john wayne heroics in oliver stone's “platoon” no backpatting reassurances that the vietnam war was ever remotely considered a noble cause this film is an act of courage.
Thus the classic movie platoon (oliver stone, 1986) was born, a box office sensation and award winner that brought the war in vietnam home to america critics and vietnam veterans quickly praised platoon for its unflinching portrayal of the realities of the war, although dissent was heard from both the left and the right2. Top critic platoon is filled with one fine performance after another, and one can only wish that every person who saw the cartoonish war fantasy that was rambo would buy a ticket to platoon and bear witness to something closer to the truth february 19, 2013 | rating: 4/4 | full review gene siskel.