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20 03 2008

From: http://www.essortment.com/all/oliverstonebio_rkzk.htm

OS met with his father during an R&R and the elder Stone tried to get his son out of combat action. He failed and in April 1968, Oliver was transferred to a reconnaissance platoon




Both Berenger and Dafoe turn in excellent performances, taking their characters beyond the symbolic archetypes established in Stone’s screenplay and turning them into fully embodied human beings who have each been damaged by war, but responded and evolved in vastly different ways. They effectively make up for some of the obviousness in Stone’s symbolism, which becomes a bit weighty at times.



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