Hearts and minds

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The title of this documentary was inspired by the mantra recited by those in charge of the Vietnam War: "In order to win the war, we must win the hearts and minds of the people." The failure to achieve this, coupled with the disastrous no-win policies of the higher-ups, is the nucleus of this film, put together by director Peter Davis in the same manner as Marcel Ophuls' The Sorrow and the Pity. Like the Ophuls film, Davis juxtaposes news footage of the Vietnam war with interviews conducted with its observers and participants, interspersing vignettes of the fatuous comments made by the generals and politicians. The film was briefly withdrawn from distribution when Walter Rostow, one-time advisor to President Johnson, insisted that his reputation had been damaged and demanded that the two minutes featuring Rostow on-camera be deleted. More controversy arose when Hearts and Minds won the Best Documentary Oscar, whereupon the Academy issued a statement--read during the awards ceremony by Frank Sinatra--that it did not condone or advocate the volatile statements made by the producers during their acceptance speech. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 07059db8-04c9-ef24-6342-1fcff688ef39
Grouping Title hearts and minds
Grouping Author bbs productions
Grouping Category movie
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-01 01:10:20AM
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display_description Examines the American consciousness that led to involvement in Vietnam. Includes interviews with General William Westmoreland; former Secretary of Defense, Clark Clifford; Senator William Fulbright; Walt Rostow; and Daniel Ellsberg.
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publishDate 2002
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subject_facet Closed caption DVDs, Documentary films, Motion pictures, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States -- Public opinion
title_display Hearts and minds
title_full Hearts and minds [videorecording] / BBS ; Rainbow Pictures ; produced by Bert Schneider and Peter Davis ; directed by Peter Davis
title_short Hearts and minds
topic_facet Public opinion, Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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