Hollywood's Vietnam War

March 6, 13, 20 and 27

In March, History Professor Derek Buckaloo will bring together his interests in both movies and the American War in Vietnam to shed light on the relationship between Hollywood and this challenging, difficult war. Buckaloo will present the Vietnam War and its place in Americans' memories, as well as an introduction to the relationship between the American film industry and the war. Attendees will consider various well-known Vietnam War movies in order to see how the "genre" of the Vietnam War film was established and has changed over time. Presentations will include discussion of the significance, meaning and reception of these films, as well as the screening of crucial scenes for class consideration.

 

Derek Buckaloo
Associate Professor of History