Platoon (motion picture):
A Short Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library



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  • War Movies and War Propaganda: A Short Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries


  • Aufderheide, Patricia, et al.
    "Platoon On Inspection: A Critical Symposium." Cineaste v. 15 no4 ('87) p. 4-11.

    Baker, Scott.
    "Response to the Film, 'Platoon': An Analysis of the Vietnam Veteran as Journalist-critic and "Priest."" Southern Communication Journal v55, n2 (Wntr, 1990):123 (21 pages).

    Bates, Milton J.
    "Oliver Stone's 'Platoon' and the Politics of Romance." Mosaic, v27, n1 (March, 1994):101 (21 pages).
    Beck, Avent.
    "The Christian Allegorical Structure of 'Platoon.' "(Vietnam Revisited: Mythological Journeys/Narrative Structures) Literature-Film Quarterly v20, n3 (July, 1992):213 (10 pages).

    Cardullo, Bert.
    "Viet Nam Revisted. The Hudson Review, vol. 40 no. 3. 1987 Autumn. pp: 458-464.

    Christopher, Renny.
    "Negotiating the Viet Nam War Through Permeable Genre Borders: Aliens as Viet Nam War Film; Platoon as Horror Film." Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory, vol. 5 no. 1. 1994. pp: 53-66.

    Combs, Richard.
    "Platoon" (review) Sight & Sound v. 56 (Spring '87) p. 136-8.

    Crowdus, Gary.
    "Platoon" Cineaste v21, n4 (Fall, 1995):52 (2 pages)

    Doyle, Jeff.
    "Missed Saigon: Some Recent Film Representations of Vietnam." In: Crossing Cultures: Essays in the Displacement of Western Civilization / Daniel Segal, editor. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, c1992. pp: 91-99.

    "Face to Face with Reality of Platoon." American Cinematographer v. 68 (Apr. '87) p. 66+.

    Jeffords, Susan.
    "Masculinity as Excess in Vietnam Films: The Father/Son Dynamic of American Culture." Genre, vol. 21 no. 4. 1988 Winter. pp: 487-522.

    Klein, Michael.
    "Historical Memory, Film, and the Vietnam Era." In: From Hanoi to Hollywood: The Vietnam War in American Film / edited by Linda Dittmar and Gene Michaud. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, c1990. pp: 19-40.
  • Main DS557.73.F76 1990
  • Moffitt DS557.73.F76 1990

    Kramer, Sydelle.
    "Platoon" (review) Cineaste v. 15 no3 ('87) p. 49-50.

    Lichty, Lawrence W.
    "Fragments of War: Platoon." In: American History/American Film : Interpreting the Hollywood Image / edited by John E. O'Connor and Martin A. Jackson. pp: 273-287. New York: Ungar, c1979.
  • Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.A875
  • Moffitt PN1993.5.U6.A875

    Mat-Ami, Bar On.
    "Platoon and the Failure of War." In: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture / edited by Diane Raymond. pp: 211-18. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1990.
  • Educ/Psych HQ1233.S49 1990
  • Main Stack HQ1233.S49 1990

    Palmer, William J.
    "Symbolic Nihilism in Platoon." In: America Rediscovered: Critical Essays on Literature and Film of the Vietnam War / edited by Owen W. Gilman, Jr., Lorrie Smith. pp: 256-274. New York: Garland, 1990. Garland reference library of the humanities; vol. 986
  • Main Stack PS228.V5.A44 1990
  • Moffitt PS228.V5.A44 1990

    Porteous, Katrina.
    "History Lessons: Platoon." In: Vietnam Images: War and Representation / edited by Jeffrey Walsh and James Aulich. pp: 153-159. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.
  • Main Stack NX504.V54 1988

    Ringnalda, Donald.
    "Unlearning to Remember Vietnam." In: America Rediscovered: Critical Essays on Literature and Film of the Vietnam War / edited by Owen W. Gilman, Jr., Lorrie Smith. pp: 64-74. New York : Garland, 1990. Garland reference library of the humanities; vol. 986
  • Main Stack PS228.V5.A44 1990
  • Moffitt PS228.V5.A44 1990

    Schneider, Tassilo.
    "From Cynicism to Self-Pity: Apocalypse Now and Platoon." Cinefocus, vol. 1 no. 2. 1990 Fall. pp: 49-59.

    Springer, Claudia.
    "Antiwar Film as Spectacle: Contradictions of the Combat Sequence." Genre, vol. 21 no. 4. 1988 Winter. PAGES: 479-486.

    Stone, Oliver.
    " One From the Heart." American Film v. 12 (Jan./Feb. '87) p. 17-19+.

    Sturken, Marita.
    "Reenactment, Fantasy, and the Paranoia of History: Oliver Stone's Docudramas." History and Theory v36, n4 (Dec, 1997):64 (16 pages).

    Szamuely, George.
    "Hollywood goes to Vietnam." (movies about the Vietnamese conflict) Commentary v85, n1 (Jan, 1988):48 (6 pages).

    Tanner, Louise.
    "Platoon" (review) Films in Review v. 38 (Mar. '87) p. 171-2.

    Taylor, Clyde.
    "The Colonialist Subtext in Platoon." In: From Hanoi to Hollywood: The Vietnam War in American Film / edited by Linda Dittmar and Gene Michaud. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, c1990. pp: 171-74.
  • Main DS557.73.F76 1990
  • Moffitt DS557.73.F76 1990
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