The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter
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From the time of 1968, there have been at least 25 films made that represent the actions of the Vietnam War. Historians must ask themselves while watching these films, "Did the fictional character represent historical figures accurately? Is this how a soldier would react in this situation?" The view points of the director of the film can change with meek modifications in camera angles. For example, a view from the ground of a combat seen can show how the blameless people had the war in their own backyards. The image from a helicopter can show Viet Cong firing shots at American soldiers and the soldiers can't differ between the innocent and the adversary. The audience feels sympathy and empathy for the person from whose point of view the camera is showing. Historians equate the authenticity of one film to the rest, and they have found that every film is at least somewhat fabricated, and at least somewhat true.
The 1978 film, The Deer Hunter, is a story of three blue-collar Pennsylvania factory workers who are drafted during the Vietnam War. This film won the Best Picture Oscar Award in 1979, so it was a great movie, nevertheless it didn't have much to do with the actual war itself. The movie is three hours long and the first third of the movie takes place in Pennsylvania to introduce the situation. Only approximately 40 minutes of it took place in Vietnam. Only five minutes of that involved a war seen, 20 minutes of it took place in a POW camp where the characters are made to play Russian roulette against one another, and the rest on the streets of Saigon. The last third of the movie involves Michael, played by Robert DeNiro, returning home alone to his old life. At the end, he returns to Vietnam to try and find Nick, played by Christopher...