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"Midway through the film [The Mills of the Gods: Viet Nam], GI's and their officers are shown enjoying some 'R 'n' R' in the bars of Saigon. Edited to Petula Clark singing Downtown, Fox captures the era's innocence and turns it into dark irony. If you thought Coppola's helicopter sequence in Apocalypse Now was divine inspiration, think again: Mills ends with the same swarm of helicopters, but sends them off with Paul Robeson mournfully singing Battle Hymn of the Republic."
-- James Adams


Source:
Adams, James, Alexandra Anderson, Marc Glassman, Rick Groen, Liam Lacey, and Gail Singer. "The real deal: All-time best: 20 top docs." Globe and Mail, February 28, 2004.