Feature Films

Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor

January 31, 2016

Bobbie Ann Mason, the acclaimed novelist and short story writer, was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame on January 28 . Mason, who grew up in Mayfield, Kentucky, and still lives in the…

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‘Veterans in Politics’ radio

December 14, 2015

"Veterans in Politics, " the weekly radio show produced by Steve Sanson and hosted by Jim Jonas (above), will feature an interview on December 19 at 1:45 pm Pacific Time with award-winning screenplay writer David Bryant Perkins focusing on…

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Bill Murray as a Saintly Vietnam War Veteran

December 21, 2014

Bill Murray is a great comic actor, a fact we’ve known since he hit the big time when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1977. He’s also a very good dramatic actor,…

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Robin Williams, 1951-2014

August 12, 2014

Most of the obituaries and appreciations of Robin Williams (who committed suicide on August 11) mentioned the fact that his breakout acting role came in the film Good Morning Vietnam and that he won a…

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New on HBO: 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'

October 30, 2013

There's little doubt that the most famous draft evader during the Vietnam War was the Heavyweight Champion of the World, Muhammad Ali. When Ali received his draft notice in 1966, he claimed conscientious objector status…

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'Jayne Mansfield's Car': Hollywood Movie Set in 1969 With a Vietnam War Theme

September 18, 2013

The new Hollywood film, Jayne Mansfield's Car,   has an all-star cast including Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Billy Bob Thornton (who also co-wrote and directed the movie), and Kevin Bacon. It's set in 1969 in…

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'Ghost Money' Film in Production

September 3, 2013

Larry Johnson, who served as an Army Special Services entertainment specialist  producing shows to entertain the troops in Vietnam in 1972, is putting together a feature film called Ghost Money. The movie will tell the story of…

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The Vietnam War and 'Seven Psychopaths'

July 14, 2013

The strange 2012 film, Seven Psychopaths , has recently been released on video. The high concept of this hyper-violent very dark comedy is that a movie screenwriter, played by the magnetic Irish actor Colin Farrell…

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'China Gate' on DVD

April 18, 2013

  Samuel Fuller (1912-1997) is best known for his three war films: Steel Helmet (1951), one of the first Hollywood movies about the Korean War; China Gate (1957), one of the first dealing with the…

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Love & Honor: A Vietnam War Story That Bombs

March 27, 2013

The initial reviews of Love & Honor--- a new Hollywood movie staring Liam Hemsworth of The Hunger Games about two Vietnam War infantrymen who manage to come home to Michigan in the middle of their tour in…

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