“Goooooooood morning Vietnam! It’s 0600 hours. What does the “O” stand for? O my God, it’s early! Speaking of early, let’s hear it for that Marty Lee Drywitz. Silky smooth sounds, making me sound like Peggy Lee…” Adrian Cronauer said over the airways of Vietnam!
This may be too soon still but Robin Williams was an excellent and well rounded actor who could do more than just be comedic. This movie is full of heart and soul.
The basic plot of the film is this…Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson (J.T. Walsh), with his irreverent take on the war. While Dickerson attempts to censor Cronauer’s broadcasts, Cronauer pursues a relationship with a Vietnamese girl named Trinh (Chintara Sukapatana), who shows him the horrors of war first-hand.
This had a very hard hitting message, especially for the subject material at hand. The film was directed by Barry Levinson and the score was done by Alex North. That isn’t the best part though, this movie is filled with familiar songs of the 50’s and 60’s to bring us to the time that it was portraying.
You can find the soundtrack on Amazon.
You can also find the soundtrack on ITunes.
Here are a few clips from the film…
I Feel Good
What a Wonderful World
The Full Album!
That’s all for this week, Hope you enjoyed it! See you next week for Innerspace. Happy Listening!