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7. Music played an especially important role in this film and historically during the time of the Vietnam War. Rock n’ Roll was consumed by song about the war, which in general did not take a supportive tone. Conversely, country music grew to support the war. Some of the major Rock n’ Roll songs were Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones, and For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield, all which have tunes that are now all but synonymous with the Vietnam War. 8. I thought the choice to have many well known actors be the voices reading the letters was well done. I do not know what the goal of that decision was, but for me recognizing the voices made the letters more personal. I would assume that because many people also recognized the voices, a similar effect was achieved across much of the viewership to makes the film more personal on a certain level. On another level, I thought it actually detracted from the film. Many actors, after having seen them in films, leave connection between that character and the real life actor. For instance, I wholly associate Robert Downey Jr. with iron man so anytime I see or hear him that is what I think of, not the Vietnam War.

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