Platoon / Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada
DVD - 1:59:30
above: the first 14 minutes (the introduction of Satin’s Manual) of the film with subtitles
An intervention into the English subtitles of Oliver Stone’s Platoon. The regular subtitles have been replaced with text
from Mark Satin’s 1968 underground besteller Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada. The manual – a how-to for
draft dodgers – sold over 65,000 copies by mail from Toronto and inspired many copies and knock-offs. The intervention
into the film is subtle. The film can still be watched in its standard form, without subtitles, without a noticeable
change. It is only when the English subtitles are enabled that the intercession is apparent.