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Arts, War Documentary hosted by Mark Bazeley, published by Discovery Channel broadcasted as part of The True Story series in 2013 - English narration

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Platoon: The True Story The True Story looks at the real lives and true stories behind Hollywood blockbusters and this episode examines Oliver Stone’s Oscar-winning war movie, Platoon. Platoon hit the silver screen in 1986 on a small budget with a cast of then unknown actors but gained worldwide acclaim for its gritty portrayal of the horrors of the Vietnam War. Oliver Stone wanted Platoon to be the most realistic war movie of all time and it was based on his own experiences as a solider in the conflict. But how much of it was real and how much was adapted for Hollywood fiction? Platoon tells the story of idealistic new recruit Chris Taylor (played by Charlie Sheen) as he embarks on his first tour of duty in the deadly, booby-trapped jungles of Vietnam. The movie sees Taylor’s patriotism crumble within days of joining a platoon of demoralized and battle weary soldiers as they fight a losing battle in one of the most controversial conflicts of the 20th Century. Interviewing the movie’s legendary writer and director, Oliver Stone, we discover the true story behind Platoon, uncovering the real life events behind the movie and revealing the identities of the soldiers Stone fought alongside, who he would later immortalize on the big screen. As well as also hearing from Vietnam veteran and former marine, Dale Dye, who Oliver Stone drafted in to be the film’s military adviser and learn just what the young actors were put through during a gruelling two week boot camp before filming began.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC [email protected]
  • Video Bitrate: 1952 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: (16.9)
  • Video Resolution: 832 x 468
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps AVC 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 44mins
  • Framerate: 25fps
  • Number of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: 610 MB
  • Container: mp4
  • Encoded by: Harry65
  • Source: PDTV

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