THE REAL DEAL

THE REAL DEAL

    Price: $79.95

    Code: 1039
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Paul Shoenfield and Harry Kafka
    2000, 27 minutes
    Purchase: $79.95

    This video features poet Marc Levy, a Vietnam veteran who served in 1970 as a fighting medic in the U.S. First Cavalry Division, who reads poetic prose based on his combat and postwar experiences. These gritty, emotionally powerful works, which feature striking verbal imagery, are blended with archival footage, photos, and sound effects from the war as well as contemporary footage. Levy's transformation of his Vietnam War experience into an insightful blend of poetic prose and history will move and enlighten viewers.

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    "...a touching and honest film. It would make a splendid addition to any college or high school syllabus that deals with the Vietnam War. I recommend it highly."-Tim O'Brien, author,The Things They Carried

    "Poetry is a hard thing to present in a visual medium, but here the blend of words and images works well, with the poetry carrying the load, as it should be when the poetry is so powerful. Marc Levy's works are slap-in-the-face startling, electric, raw. Thirty years after the Vietnam War, Levy's words still crackle like rifle fire, his anger and indignation and dismay as fresh now as it was then."-W.D. Ehrhart, author,Vietnam Perkasie

    "Well done…powerful…Highly recommended both for creative writing and history collections"-Library Journal