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Posted: 9/7/2002 1:36:09 PM EST
No biggie..just curious. Besides the Olifart Stoned crap...how accurate were the weapons and accessories? In 1967, did we have collapsible stocks, "new style" hand guards, 30 rounders and night vision? The night vision was handheld and big. Also, were the 3 prong flash supp. gone? It's an automatic reaction now, to question any movie for it's accuracy. Now about Charlie Sheen's "infinite" magazine during his little shooting jog through the jungle...cough..cough. Right. Thanks, [b][blue]NAKED[/blue][/b]
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 2:12:39 PM EST
You are right. Always in the credits there are those who are credited with being "Authorities" or something having to do with making the film authentic. I've, and you have too, seen six-shooters capable of firing multitudes of rounds at some character without reloading. I would really like to have a six-shooter like that.
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 2:54:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2002 3:01:39 PM EST by marvl]
Not to belabor the point, but Oliver Stone was awarded a Bronze Star in Vietnam. I don't necessarily agree with his movies or political views, but he's a genuine, bonafide grunt. Check it out: [url]http://www.oscarworld.net/ostone/default.asp?PageId=4[/url] DETAILS ABOUT STONE'S VIETNAM EXPERIENCE: Stone enlisted in the U.S. Army in April of 1967 He took basic and advanced infantry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina He landed in Vietnam on September 16, 1967 He was assigned to the 2nd Platoon of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th infantry, stationed near the Cambodian border He was part of the battle at Firebase Burt on the evening of January 1, 1968 Having been wounded twice, Stone was transferred out of the field to an MP Auxiliary Battalion whose main function was guarding the installation in Saigon shortly after the Tet Offensive in January of 1968 He was transferred to 1st Cavalry and assigned to a Long Range Reconnaissance Platoon in April of 1968 (incidentally, Stone met Juan Angel Elias there, the basis for the Elias character in Platoon) Stone was awarded the Bronze Star for combat gallantry He was eventually transferred to a motorized infantry 1st Cav unit, driving jeeps, APCS, and lots of helicopter work Stone completed his tour of duty and was discharged in late November 1968 ... after his 15 months of service, he was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster Stone arrived back in the States at the Army release station in Fort Lewis, Washington
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 3:51:05 PM EST
Marvl, I'm not belittling what he did while he was over there. But, to come home and put out the garbage he has over the last 20 years..is inexcusable. Period. I don't care if he was a CMH winner, you don't have the license to pilfer through histroy and pick and choose the worst and put a liberal/socialist twist on it. I guess he forgot about keeping the morale of the future military on a higher plane. What if our Desert Storm operators had his attitude towards war and authority? What if our present day personel think it's ok to frag a c.o. or smoke dope in the field? I'm sure there's a grain of salt thought here..words mean things. Motion pictures multiply that by one hundred...more impressionable. He has shown NO responsibility in his films. I guess his platoon was the dope smoking, baby killers. Who knows. There were soldiers in Viet nam, who were soldiers. And I'm glad someone came out with a movie of heroic men doing their jobs.(We were soldiers) Now about those guns and accessories...any thoughts? Thanks...and I'm not ranting at you Marv. [b][blue]NAKED[/blue][/b]
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