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

Lynn Novick discusses how the documentary digs into the controversy behind the Oscar-winning actress' visit to North Vietnam. Hanh Nguyen. Sep 27, 2017 6:16 pm. Share This Article; Reddit · LinkedIn; WhatsApp; Email; Print; Talk. U.S. actress Jane ...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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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

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 »

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick don't understand anti-Vietnam War protesters - Salon

“[Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's documentary] The Vietnam War . . . will doubtless shape popular memory of the conflict for years to come,” writes the veteran activist and historian Maurice Isserman in Dissent. Although Isserman praises the television ...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 »

'The American War': You've watched all 18 hours of 'The Vietnam War.' Here's what Ken Burns wants you to remember. - Washington Post

After each episode of “The Vietnam War” airs, our new podcast — “The American War” — will break down the major themes and questions raised. We'll talk to Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and others involved with the documentary for a new perspective on how the ...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 »