Sunday, July 14, 2013

Preview: The Real Story: Platoon

Inside Platoon with Filmmaker Oliver Stone
Smithsonian Channel

The Real Story: Platoon - Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning film Platoon brought the true horror of the Vietnam War to the big screen. Based on Stone's own experiences as a soldier in the conflict, the film captivated millions of viewers all over the world. But how much of the film was real and how much was Hollywood fiction?

To reveal the real story, Smithsonian Channel (Sunday, 8pm) recreate scenes; uncover a radio transmission from the battle that inspired the movie's climax, and interview writer/director Oliver Stone and cast member Willem Dafoe.

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