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A Bright Shining Lie <b>DVD</b> ~ Bill Paxton
A Bright Shining Lie DVD ~ Bill Paxton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent., March 19 2004
I have seen this film twice. Once before reading the book and once immediately after reading the book. The film is a very faithful rendering of a long and detailed book. The film is very well produced. I was particularly impressed by the scene where the B-52's huge bombs are dropped within yards of Vann's bunker. It gives one an idea of the massive destructiveness of these weapons. See it if you have any interest at all in Vietnam and American involvement there.
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America i&hellip by Neil Sheehan
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome., March 19 2004
This is a great book. Sheehan uses the story of an exceptional individual as the basis for writing a history of a good chunk of the Vietnam War. It is extremely insightful and authoritative, since the author was there and knew Vann. I would highly recommend reading Secrets, by Daniel Ellsberg, and seeing the film version of this book, starring Bill Paxton, for further depth on the topic. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Call Me Crazy by Anne Heche
Call Me Crazy by Anne Heche
4.0 out of 5 stars She is not crazy., March 2 2004
It takes courage to open up like she has about her experiences. Having grown up in a very stable, normal household, I found it moving that this young lady has not allowed bitterness to overwhelm her life and bring her down. She has evidently provoked some extreme negative reactions in some of the other reviewers. I don't agree with them. If you have any interest in this talented actress, or in the experiences of "dysfunctional" families, Anne Heche's book is worth looking into. Also, In my opinion, she performs it very well in the book on tape.