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martin goddard

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Vietnam series
« on: October 12, 2016, 05:45:02 PM »
There is to be  a Ken Burns  (did the ACW series) VIETNAM series out September 2017.
Wow gosh wow man!

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Re: Vietnam series
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 08:53:07 PM »
September 2017? But I want it now!

I'm sure this will be pretty good. I have watched the ACW series countless times and now large parts of it by heart!

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Re: Vietnam series
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 09:15:01 PM »
Wow - that looks set to be a very interesting and credible series - and with (almost) impeccable timing.

For those (like me) who'd not previously spotted it, there is more information here:

http://kenburns.com/films/vietnam/

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Re: Vietnam series
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 05:24:36 PM »
He does a couple of other series as well.  One on the West and one on the Franklins.  Both as brilliant as the ACW.

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Re: Vietnam series
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2016, 09:22:15 AM »
Maybe he can get a new tune as he did with Ashokan farewell to head up the series.  i am watching tour of duty at the moment with the re-inserted original soundtrack.  Great music. Paint it black is the main theme!



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Re: Vietnam series
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2016, 01:54:58 AM »
Tour of Duty was brilliant.  There's a couple good Australian mini-series from the 80's.  Sword of Honour, and Vietnam.  If you can find them.

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Re: Vietnam series
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2016, 02:01:09 AM »
https://youtu.be/8gUSq7pxux4

Martin, watch this awesome Vietnam doco next time you are on YouTube. Brilliant.

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Re: Vietnam series
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2016, 01:15:54 PM »
Many thanks for that pbeccas - looks great!

By the way, on that same YouTube page you have linked to, there are several episodes of "Vietnam in HD" too. I've had a quick browse and, while the voiceovers might not be to everyone's taste, there is some great footage. Shou;d be very helpful for painting all those little piggies!