Both history buffs and movie-goers will appreciate this thorough account of war movies. Complete with movie stills, actor interviews, and quizzes, Legendary War Movies brings you full coverage of filmmakers' portrayal of combat.
"We came as close as we could to the real thing without anyone shooting at us," says Charlie Sheen of the making of Platoon. Like many actors expecting catered meals and Hollywood-style trailers, he was in for a shock when it came to making a war epic. Director Oliver Stone had the crew sleep in two-hour shifts in foxholes that they had to dig themselves and then get up for brutal physical training at 5 a.m. before they began filming in the rainforest of Philippines. As you read about other famous war movies, you discover just how closely filmmakers try to record history.
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