Writer Michael Herr (76) deceased

Writer Michael Herr (76) deceased

World June 24, 2016 22:48

- The American writer Michael Herr is deceased Thursday at the age of 76. He became world famous for his war book Dispatches from 1977 and his screenplay of the film Apocalypse Now in 1979, which he co-wrote with director Francis Ford Coppola and Joseph Conrad.

It is no coincidence that the hyperrealistic Dispatches book and the film were both about the war in Vietnam because Herr worked as a war correspondent for the American magazine Esquire. He was also co-producer of the Vietnam film Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, who gained an Oscar nomination.

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