Director Oliver Stone
found the making of his "Vietnam Trio" of movies therapeutic - after part of him was "ruined" by the Vietnam war. The Hollywood filmmaker, who directed Platoon
, Born On The Fourth Of July
and "Heaven And Earth," admits he was deeply affected by his time as a soldier in Vietnam, but making movies about the conflict helped him to cope with the experience.
He says, "Part of me was ruined by the war. I did not particularly suffer nightmares afterwards and I think I came out of it relatively stable compared to some. It was impossible to be the same person any longer. I could never cross back to the generation I grew up with and my films reflect that. In doing my three Vietnam films, it was wonderful to get things from Vietnam out."
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