05 December 2011

The Wall

United States - 1998
Director - Joseph Sargent
Walking Man Films, 1999, VHS
Run Time - 1 hour, 35 minutes

A made for television anthology of three stories, each centered on an object which represents the life of a particular person who died in the Vietnam War. The Wall is one of the last films to come out that directly address Vietnam, but is more about remembrance than the conflict itself. I do not remember being terribly impressed, despite the laundry list of second-string actors and actresses. It's not so much that the stories were bad, but that it all seemed like a sham, like it was made for TV or something.

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