Hearts and Minds (1973)

Review: Hearts and Minds (1973)

Director: Peter Davis

Cast: Georges Bidault, Clark Clifford, George Coker,

Georges Bidault
Georges Bidault
Clark Clifford
Clark Clifford
George Coker
George Coker

Plot: Many times during his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson said that ultimate victory in the Vietnam War depended upon the U.S. military winning the "hearts and minds" of the Vietnamese people. Filmmaker Peter Davis uses Johnson's phrase in an ironic context in this anti-war documentary, filmed and released while the Vietnam War was still under way, juxtaposing interviews with military figures like U.S. Army Chief of Staff William C. Westmoreland with shocking scenes of violence and brutality.

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Criterion Blu-ray review: <i>Hearts and Minds</i> (1973)

Criterion Blu-ray review: Hearts and Minds (1973)

Peter Davis’ Oscar-winning 1973 documentary Hearts and Minds remains the single finest investigation of U.S. motivations and actions in […]

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