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Memorial Day a day in this country where we remember the many who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy.  The soldier experience is well documented in film and one that comes to mind is Platoon.  Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone,  and released in 1986 is a brutally realistic telling of the Vietnam War.  What set Platoon apart from previous films dealing about the war in Vietnam, Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, and Coming Home, is that it does not touch so much on moral issues as it does on looking at the war through the eyes of grunts .  Much like more traditional war films, Stone's Platoon, was a film that depicted the daily life of the soldier and their dealings with exhaustion, C-rations, and counting the days before they could go home.  The film won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, sealing its fate as one of the top modern war movies.  Check out some of the other great war films owned by BCLS.  


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