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This article is an attempt to show how the American anti-war movies evolved during and after the Vietnam conflict. It presents chronologically (from 1967 till present times) various types of Vietnam-related movies showing different approaches to this problem. Most of all, it exposes Hollywood’s engagement in social matters and each period’s focal point of that problem. It shows that unlike the WW II movies, the Vietnam war movies focused not on the war itself, but on the mark that it leaves on people’s lives. It didn’t matter much whether they were American or Vietnamese or if the effect was either physical or psychical nature. Reading the text also gives us a point of view on the obstacles that the movie creators had to face during and after the production phase. This essay also tries to show the effect of anti-war movies on American film industry in general. Apology regarding the Native Americans in western genre and the completely new aesthetics (brutalization is the right word) of death scenes are just few examples to be mentioned.
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