#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A portrayal of the Johnson presidency and its spiraling descent into the Vietnam War. Acting on often conflicting advice from his Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara and other advisers, President Johnson finds his domestic policy agenda for the Great Society overtaken by an ever demanding commitment to ending the war. It also depicts his political skills as he crosses swords with political foes such as Bobby Kennedy and Governor George Wallace. Despite support and encouragement from stalwart friends such as Clark Clifford, Johnson realizes his management of the war no longer has the confidence of the American people and announces that he will not seek the nomination of the Democratic party for the the 1968 election.
Plot: A powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams that takes a provocative insider’s look at the way the USA goes to war—as seen from inside the LBJ White House leading up to and during the Vietnam War.
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An Unexpected Treat
I expected little from this ‘movie’ but was pleasantly surprised. After all, it was a made for television mini series originally, it was about politics and U.S. ones at that, it was very long (both episodes were played as one cohesive piece in Queensland). On the plus side, it seemed to have an ideal cast, I like most of Alec Baldwin’s work very much, I greatly admire Michael Gambon’s work, Donald Sutherland needs no explanation as someone to watch, and that was just the beginning. Furthermore, I had seen the political drama “Nixon” not long ago and was greatly impressed by that (how could you not be with Anthony Hopkins at the helm); so things could have gone either way.
Thankfully, my doubts were not realised and I can safely recommend this saga to any thinking person, particularly those of us like myself who actually experienced those times. I suspect to those born later it might seem somewhat like a ‘boring’ history lesson unless that moment in history bears any particular fascination.
For Australians particularly it may be interesting as, just like with previous conflicts (World Wars I and II as well as Korea) and all wars since including Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and currently Afghanistan, we stood shoulder to shoulder with our American brothers in Vietnam, fighting and dying in battle. We knew why we as a nation were there in the thick of it, so it was very interesting indeed to see why America was there in the first place, and this docu-drama provided some of the answers.
Interesting, but slow
This movie is about America getting dragged into the Vietnam war. It’s not about the soldiers, but more about the political background that led to the war.
The movie itself presents an interesting view of the events, but I fear that the movie is more suited for a history class at school. It just doesn’t entertain enough for that rainy sunday afternoon. It’s basically a lot of politicians talking.
It’s hard to rate this movie – the political background of a war is really fascinating material, in that aspect the movie delivers. But a movie should also be entertainment, and unfortunately this particular movie failed to entertain me.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 45 min (165 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Biography, Drama, War
Director John Frankenheimer
Writer Daniel Giat
Actors Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill
Awards Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 27 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe (prints), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision Expression 500T 5284, Vision 800T 5289, SFX 200T)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format Video (HDTV)