They limited how much food and water they could drink and eat and when the actors slept, fired to keep the tired actors awake. Stone responded by attempting to break into mainstream direction via the easier-to-finance horror genre, but failed at the box office. The production made a deal with the Philippine military for the use of military equipment. Juan Angel Elias portrayed by Willem Dafoe. The script was set to music from ; Stone sent the script to in the hope he would play the lead. Stone wrote the screenplay based upon his experiences as a U. And I wonder why they decided to change the side in the movie, in script the scar is still on the left.
Scenes were shot in for the forest scenes , for the river and village scenes , and near. Seeing that Taylor will not help, Barnes contemptuously tells Taylor to kill him; Taylor does so. The plot is chaotic and spontaneous, much like the fighting in Vietnam. There are two particular moments echoing the movie. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. The changes exactly mirror those in his character in the script An interesting behind-the-scenes tidbit: they actually built the church ruins, which later were used for For the Boys in 1990 or 1991, so it was a solid construction. Stone melds his experience as an infantryman and the characters of Barnes and Elias through the eyes of a green young soldier, Charlie Sheen.
Army Sergeant who served in the Vietnam War. Made me think of script-Elias and his monkey. War shapes and haunts the soldiers eternity, and Platoon supports this with the utmost fervour and virtuosity. These men, while separate characters, represent two sides of the human condition. The following weapons were used in the film Platoon: Crawford with his M16 at the ready. The film was nominated for eight at the , and won four including , for Stone, and.
There was even the whispered thought that Elias had been done in by one of our lifers. I wonder how Platoon would look like if Stone had more time and money, how his vision actually looked like. Barnes later shoots Elias to avoid an investigation and court-martial for the raid on the village. Barnes was very harsh, uncaring and sarcastic towards his troops but he was very charismatic when it came to garnering their loyalty to him. Okay so Taylor doesn't kill a good, innocent soldier like Elias that's what Barnes does , he doesn't commit rape the other soldiers do that , or kill any innocent civilians again, Barnes. Stone shot Salvador first, before turning his attention to what was by now called Platoon. See our and read their profiles.
I have no energy to write. He's Also Got Some Family Issues… Taylor's only real blood relationship is to his grandmother. It was unlike Elias; he was too smart to get wasted like that, yet how symbolic of this frustrating war — many of our best troops killed by our own side in accidents. The conflict in Vietnam is, for Sgt. The summer monsoon was petering out by this time but it still had some punch left to it. Lerner is taken back to the helicopter landing area while Wolfe calls in a mortar strike on incorrect coordinates, resulting in friendly fire casualties.
It felt as if Bravo Company belonged to a completely different universe, to another, cleaner, more logical war than that described by Stone. It raises the question of whether a person can truly be both: Is it possible to kill and destroy the lives of others and still call yourself a human being? While the platoon is extracting via helicopter, they glimpse Elias, mortally wounded, emerging from the treeline and being chased by a group of North Vietnamese soldiers, who kill him. Those who die, perish in excruciation, but those who escape are perpetually scarred with the memories of such pandemonium and horror. New York: Henry Holt and Company. At First, He's Young and Naïve… Taylor arrives in Vietnam at the beginning of the film, and he's about as green as they come: fresh, clean, and completely unaware of the horrors that await him.
There is a striking dissonance between the moods in the book and in Platoon. Some new information can be found in the foreword written by Stone. Larry Curtis, to lose an eye. De Laurentiis secured financing for The Platoon, but he struggled to find a distributor. The movie crowds you; it doesn't leave you room for an honest emotion.
By about 5:00 am, the rain started to let up and Sgt. His violent and disorienting images have a terrifying immediacy, a you-are-there quality that gives you a sense of how things may have felt to an infantryman in the jungles of Vietnam. Behind the scenes He was portrayed by Willem Dafoe , who received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Platoon - The Death of Sgt. Larry Curtis, to lose an eye. He was portrayed by Tom Berenger.