Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

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Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam was first telecast April 3, 1988, over the HBO cable service. Based on the book of the same name, the program is devoted to poignant recitations of letters to and from American participants of the Vietnam war. The letters are heard over images culled from news footage, home movies and still photography, with contemporary music added to put things in the proper historical context. The 2-hour film, featuring readings from various well-known actors (see cast … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Documentary, Television, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Couturiť
On DVD: Nov 1, 2005
Runtime:
HBO Films

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Critic Reviews for Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

An intensely moving and disturbing experience.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Mr. Couturie, the director, and his associates have done a first-rate job.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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What Couturie and his researchers have done is amazing.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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The first film about Vietnam to come to us free of bias, free of rhetoric.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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The missives get you where you live.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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The structure of this Vietnam War docu is not particularly interesting, but the contents are.

Full Review… | June 30, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

Very good doc...one of the best Vietnam pieces ever...the style was original and it WORKED...

Sad how this whole thing ended up...58,000+ KIA...many of the letter writers did not return home...

shawnmiller2
Shawn Miller

Absolutely amazing. One of, if not the best documentaries I've ever watched. The music was perfect and the letters were as touching as they were full of depth. The reading of the letters was really well done. I was not expecting this film to blow me away like it did. Highly recommended!

Very sad, but it is a part of our history. It's the best you can do if you don't know anyuone was that there.

pandabearqt
Lily potter

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