USA! USA! USA! We Know Best! (Ken Burns)

I can relate to what the author was saying during this article, due to my dad being very similar to the authors dad. Even though I cant relate to the Vietnamese part, my father felt early on in my life, somewhere in the 10-14 mark, I needed to start watching the movies that are considered to be the greatest of all time. Films like the Godfather, Goodfellas, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, and Paton; were shown as a bonding moment between me and my father and it allowed us to have something to talk about cause we have it in common. I was no stranger to violence’s, nudity, swearing, and drug use. However there where some films that were off limits the one on top of the list being Clockwork Orange due to its content, but for the life of me, I do not know why I have not seen the ken burns series mentioned in this article. It seems very unlike my father to no want to watch something war related, but he may not know what it really is about.

On a side note, I really enjoy the snippet of the article talking about the conversation the author had with the podcast host. It is one of the most American things you can do in modern America, which is declaring you have a podcast so you know everything, and when someone says a difference of opinion ignoring them by going on your phone.

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