Talk:Coming Home (1978 film)

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Several inaccurate statements contained in this piece[edit]

"Bruce Gilbert, Jane Fonda’s former baby-sitter, did not “collaborate” with me on a screenplay: I don’t collaborate, and he would not know which end of a pen to hold. Jane Fonda and Bruce Gilbert did not create the story in one of their fantasy movie sessions. I created and wrote the story. They are such poor liars, they can’t even get their years straight. Jane Fonda did not suggest or write a love scene in the picture. I did. Jane and Bruce Gilbert did not screen The Men and The Best Years of Our Lives: I did. Jane fell asleep. She had no film culture. Waldo Salt was not fired because he had a heart attack; Waldo Salt had never written an original screenplay in his life, and faced with the task, he failed. He was drunk. He was drunk at the Writers Guild Awards where he made an ass of himself, and he was drunk at the Academy Awards where his acceptance speech like his script was incomprehensible. He was in over his head. His hollow boast that he would start from scratch ensnared him. He did not have a clue how to start from scratch. The script or treatment or whatever it was he wrote, never completed, reads drunk. I received credit because it was accorded me by the automatic anonymous arbitration process of my union, the Writers Guild of America. "

Adventures in the Hollywood Screen Trade - Nancy Dowd unloads http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2008/06/letters200806 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.205.208.16 (talk) 21:28, 28 November 2010 (UTC)


Fair use rationale for Image:Coming Home poster.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 19:41, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. If someone will cleanup the links to the old name, I'll move the dab page. Leave a note on my talk page when the links are cleaned up. Vegaswikian (talk) 08:00, 3 January 2011 (UTC)



Coming HomeComing Home (film) — There are approximately 39 other items called "Coming Home" or "Comin' Home" at Coming Home (disambiguation). Thus this article is making quite a large claim to be the most notable of those 39 and I would argue that the sheer number of other subjects with the same name is enough of an argument for the page to be moved to Coming Home (film). -- Lil_niquℇ 1 [talk] 22:34, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

  • Support; reasoning is sound. Powers T 20:27, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Roger Ebert rip-off[edit]

Some of the 'plot' section of this article is lifted verbatim from Roger Ebert's review of the film. Is this an ethical use of text without any acknowledgement/reference? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.150.65.159 (talk) 02:09, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Source for Fonda/Kovic connection?[edit]

What is the source for the following sentence? I'm having trouble verifying this elsewhere.

"Fonda had in mind to make a film about the Vietnam War inspired by her friendship with Ron Kovic, a paraplegic Vietnam War Veteran, who she met in an antiwar rally."


Zenex13 (talk) 01:30, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Bob's accident[edit]

The plot summary states that Captain Hyde accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Whilst that is Bob's version of events the situation is left deliberately ambiguous for the viewer. He reacts very badly when he thinks that it is suggested by Vi that he did it on purpose. Comments made by him earlier in the film, whilst on leave in HK, suggest that he is not happy about what he is asked to do in Vietnam which is plainly very different from how he imagined it would be before he set off. In the circumstances the plot summary should recognise this ambiguity.

62.232.34.3 (talk) 11:51, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Bob's accident[edit]

The plot summary states that Captain Hyde accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Whilst that is Bob's version of events the situation is left deliberately ambiguous for the viewer. He reacts very badly when he thinks that it is suggested by Vi that he did it on purpose. Comments made by him earlier in the film, whilst on leave in HK, suggest that he is not happy about what he is asked to do in Vietnam which is plainly very different from how he imagined it would be before he set off. In the circumstances the plot summary should recognise this ambiguity.

62.232.34.3 (talk) 11:51, 29 January 2013 (UTC)