Re: FIlm as History, History as Film

Stu Shiffman and Andi Shechter (
Sat, 27 Apr 1996 21:32:45 -0400

>"We have been asked to give a presentation on the relationship
>between film and history as part of an Honors Day Program. We are
>interested in learning about any recent scholarship on the subject,
>or perhaps a web site that might supplement our research. We are
>particularly interested in representations of the '60s and Vietnam,
>but would like to hear of any sources, even by Michael Medved!"

I'd recommend _Coming Home_ or _Born on the Fourth of July_. I have only
_read_ the latter, though, and don't know how Oliver Stone really did
telling Ron Kovic's story, but his story is as real as history gets for me.