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Question: Database Poll: Favorite Vietnam War Film?
Green Berets - 0 (0%)
Platoon - 1 (3.7%)
Apocalypse Now - 9 (33.3%)
Full Metal Jacket - 16 (59.3%)
Hamburger Hill - 1 (3.7%)
Purple Hearts - 0 (0%)
Deer Hunter - 0 (0%)
The Siege Of Firebase Gloria - 0 (0%)
Bullit In The Head - 0 (0%)
The Losers - 0 (0%)
We Were Soldiers - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 27

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« on: January 23, 2007, 11:55:44 AM »

Feel free to add any that are missing. Just comment below. This is more of a database where you can also comment about your favorites and vote for them. You can change your vote.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2007, 12:25:44 PM »

Of those listed, I voted FULL METAL JACKET (hard call between that and APOCALYPSE NOW).

I'd add (among others):

HAMBURGER HILL
THE SIEGE OF FIREBASE GLORIA
THE DEER HUNTER
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2007, 12:34:04 PM »

I went with Full Metal Jacket.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2007, 12:40:36 PM »

Andrew, what was the name of that basic training film from the 60's or 70's where a recruit kinda goes into a meditative state to overcome things and the D.I. is giving him a hard time. The scene with him holding the water buckets was most memorable. You told me the title years ago, but I forgot the title. One of my favorites.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2007, 12:49:05 PM »

Ah, you must be remembering "Tribes."

Another Marine Corps film I would suggest, which I have been waiting for the DVD of, is "The D.I."
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007, 12:53:36 PM »

Yea, that is the film. Always liked this film called TRIBES (1970). Just read it was a made for TV film. Didn't know that. Can't add it to the list I suppose since they didn't actually go to Vietnam in TRIBES.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0066490/

Picture from TRIBES (1970): http://www.darrenmcgavin.net/desktop/Darren111.jpg

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THE D.I. (1957) is a good one for sure. http://imdb.com/title/tt0050283/

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2007, 02:17:07 PM »

Apocalypse Now.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2007, 09:33:15 PM »

I agree with Ulthar...ahard choice between FMJ and AN....went with APOCOLYPSE NOW..."the horror....the...horror..."
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2007, 09:51:56 PM »

Yea, I had to go with APOCALYPSE NOW just because of how massive the whole film is and how great it is. No doubt the PLATOON and FULL METAL JACKET are also very good.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2007, 10:22:09 PM »

I went with Full Metal Jacket. I like Kubricks films in general and this was one of the best.
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2007, 11:02:34 PM »



Another Marine Corps film I would suggest, which I have been waiting for the DVD of, is "The D.I."

D.I.? .... D.I.? ... must be an Army film, they only have D.I.'s in the Army, the Marines have "Drill Instructors" ... you know that. Jarhead. Wink


Oh ... my choice ... FMJ
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2007, 11:22:27 PM »

D.I.? .... D.I.? ... must be an Army film, they only have D.I.'s in the Army, the Marines have "Drill Instructors" ... you know that. Jarhead.

Believe me, after 15 years, I am very familiar with Marine Corps terminology and they are referred to as drill instructors.  However, the name of the movie is "The D.I."  If I tell people to look for the movie "The Drill Instructor," I am likely to cause some frustration.

And, yes, referring to a Marine as "Jarhead" is suitably rude from someone outside the Corps.
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2007, 11:27:18 PM »

D.I.? .... D.I.? ... must be an Army film, they only have D.I.'s in the Army, the Marines have "Drill Instructors" ... you know that. Jarhead.

Believe me, after 15 years, I am very familiar with Marine Corps terminology and they are referred to as drill instructors.  However, the name of the movie is "The D.I."  If I tell people to look for the movie "The Drill Instructor," I am likely to cause some frustration.

And, yes, referring to a Marine as "Jarhead" is suitably rude from someone outside the Corps.

You do know I'm a former Marine, right? I was a 0321.
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2007, 11:43:50 PM »

D.I.? .... D.I.? ... must be an Army film, they only have D.I.'s in the Army, the Marines have "Drill Instructors" ... you know that. Jarhead.

Believe me, after 15 years, I am very familiar with Marine Corps terminology and they are referred to as drill instructors.  However, the name of the movie is "The D.I."  If I tell people to look for the movie "The Drill Instructor," I am likely to cause some frustration.

And, yes, referring to a Marine as "Jarhead" is suitably rude from someone outside the Corps.

You do know I'm a former Marine, right? I was a 0321.


I did not and well met then.  My apologies for being terse.  For some reason, I have been in a general foul mood today.
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2007, 09:21:56 AM »



I did not and well met then.  My apologies for being terse.  For some reason, I have been in a general foul mood today.

No problem, I'm in a foul mood most days.
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