Tuesday, October 2, 2007
By Micheal Herr. After reading half this book, I realized I've seen half the scenes in Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket, Herr cowrote the screnplays for both. The book is based on Herr's accounts as a war correspondent in the early years of the Vietnam War. His writing style and the outrageousness of what he recounted, and it being the 60s and there being a whole lot of drugs makes his retelling almost unbelievable. But after reading it, pretty much every vietnam war movie you've ever seen from Full Metal Jacket to Platoon Leader took something from this book. It also makes sense now why the protagonist in Full Metal Jacket was a journalist.
>On 2007-10-03,00:55:55 grandmasophia wrote: