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comm_310_week_4_notes - Book/Film : Born on the 4th of July...

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Book/Film : Born on the 4 th of July Ron Kovic Bob thought Kovic would be bitter after the war, but used his experience as his source of strength Bob wrote the book Born on the 4 th of July 3 years after the war. On Jan. 1976 20 th of January – day he almost got killed, trauma every year of this day Post-dramatic stress disorder 20 th of January the day Kovic was finishing up the editing of his book Golden Globe award on the night of 20 th of January – irony – turned out to be triumphant night Oliver Stone – director of midnight express How the book was written – in 1 month and half Oliver Stone wrote screen play about Vietnam story but got rejected flew to California, met with Kovic, began working on the project, worked in New York, Los Angeles, and Kovic’s hometown Movie was made because Al Pacino was willing to do it, because they thought no one wanted to watch a movie about a guy on a wheel chair, downer Oliver promised Kovic in late 70s that when he makes it in Hollywood, he’ll come back
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