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The Ken Burns Vietnam War Documentary Glosses Over Devastating Civilian Toll - The Intercept

“I think that when Americans talk about the Vietnam War … we tend to talk only about ourselves. But if we really want to understand it … or try to answer the fundamental question, 'What happened?' You've got to triangulate,” says filmmaker Ken Burns ...and more »

'The Vietnam War': How Jane Fonda Became One of the Most Hated People Associated With the War - IndieWire

Among all the soldiers, officers, spies, politicians, socialists, anti-war activists, and draft dodgers, somehow actress Jane Fonda became one of the most controversial figures during the Vietnam War. And while the Oscar-winning actress is still ...and more »

The Vietnam War Is a Staggering Documentary Achievement - Vulture

The last American chopper has left the roof of the American embassy in Saigon; with its departure, both the Vietnam War and The Vietnam War come to an end. What have we learned? In the PBS documentary's case, plenty. Producer and co-director Ken ...and more »

The Music in Ken Burns' The Vietnam War Is Remarkable. Here's How It Was Chosen. - Esquire.com

When the first notes of The Beatles' “Let It Be” ring out in the closing minutes of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's 10-part, 18-hour documentary The Vietnam War, you'd be forgiven for letting out a disappointed sigh. You've heard the song, which Paul ...and more »

Watch the cathartic Vietnam documentary - Mondoweiss

The Vietnam documentary that aired on PBS over the last two weeks — 18 hours, Ken Burns executive producer — is getting trashed by the left. The critics say that the documentary is killing history (in John Pilger's words), that it misrepresents our ...and more »

What Not to Learn From Vietnam - New York Times

As the dust settles on the 18-hour documentary “The Vietnam War,” it seems unlikely that the longstanding debates engendered by the conflict will abate much in the film's aftermath. As is so often the case, most reviews, some written even before the ...and more »

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's Noble Crusade - The Ringer (blog)

The Vietnam War, with its astounding amount of testimony, is the filmmakers' latest attempt to shape American history. Can the documentary function as the official record of a dark chapter? By Kate Knibbs Oct 1, 2017, 10:44am EDT. Share Tweet Share.and more »

Vietnam, the Flag, and Me - American Thinker

There are still a lot of old leftists who are proud of the anti-Vietnam War position they held in the nineteen sixties and early seventies. One can only wonder how they might react to PBS's recent airing of a series on the Vietnam War produced by Ken ...and more »

The Documentary “The Vietnam War”: Artistic License as History - smallwarsjournal (blog)

The Documentary “The Vietnam War”: Artistic License as History. W.R. Baker. As time creeps or races by, those who experienced the Vietnam War are fading from the scene and it's becoming increasingly important to record a history of that war that is ...and more »

Ken Burns' Vietnam War: An Object Lesson in the Failures of the Objective Lens - FAIR

In Ken Burns' introduction to The Vietnam War, bombs fly back into airplanes and flames leap off of houses into flamethrowers. If journalism resigns itself to being a “first draft of history,” Ken Burns' popular PBS documentaries, many co-directed by ...and more »