Monday, 15 March 2010

Pre-Production Diary

Update 15 March 2010

PreProduction has had to take a bit of a back seat this week in favour of research required for the other three subjects. I continue to read the Kolko book 'Vietnam - Anatomy of Peace'. It is only thin but quite heavy reading. It deals primarily with economic reform, the communist regime, the need for covert capitalism and of course corruptive influences potentially negating sacrifices of the war with the US. I have also begun to research Phillip Griffith Jones's book 'Vietnam at Peace'. His series of images taken over 25 years since 1975 cover all aspects of life as it attempts to recover. He shows lots of early 'tourism' images and makes the point that the need for tourist Dong, especially from Americans, was beginning to see remnant museums and tourist sites being sanitised to avoid offending anyone!

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