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In the late 1970s, this operatic chorus was written directly into the script of a famous Vietnam War film, taking it out of the realm of mythology and into horrifyingly realistic conflict. But the work probably didn't need the added publicity. The opera in which it appeared was part of a cycle of works that revolutionized the genre. Nor was this war film the first-films as disparate as "Birth of a Nation" and "Bugs Bunny" had already both taken a crack at it…

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