Born on the 4th of July – Tom on Fortress on a Hill

Published September 2nd 2019 | Tags: , , , , ,

In the second part of our discussion (following Combat Obscura), Henri, Keagan and I talked about the 1989 Oliver Stone classic Born on the 4th of July.  Based on the real life experiences of Ron Kovic, we charted the film’s development in the late 70s and into the 80s, the Pentagon’s response when they were approached about supporting the movie, and how the film captures the anti-Vietnam war movement.

DOD film office file on Born on the 4th of July

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