Gian Verderame, a student at Richard Stockton College in Pomona, New Jersey, is working on a thesis titled “The Vietnam Film: How Hollywood Shapes Our Perception of the Vietnam War. “
“The films that I will be analyzing are Coming Home, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, and Born on the Fourth of July, ” he told us. “I’m trying to find primary sources on the subject and what is not a better way to go than to ask Vietnam vets.”
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