Movie Recomendations: #61

Platoon(1986)

Director: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen,Willem Dafoe,Tom Berenger.

Directed by Vietnam War veteran Oliver Stone, Platoon is widely regarded as one of the best war movies of all time.

The film follows Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), as he chooses to forego a college education and volunteers for combat duty in Vietnam. Based on the director’s personal experiences, Platoon boldly depicts the madness, despair and cynicism that engulfed the soldiers who fought in a war that invited criticism from all quarters.

Through brilliantly orchestrated visual imagery and a chilling background score, along with a meticulously crafted script, Platoon captures the hostile environment in jungles of Vietnam, and brilliantly portrays impact of the war on civilian life in the country.It won the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director.

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