मायकेल हेर- 'डिसप्याचेस' आणि 'अपोकलिप्स नाउ' वाले- वारले
'डिसप्याचेस', १९७७ या व्हिएतनाम युद्धावरील प्रसिद्ध पुस्तकाचे लेखक मायकेल हेर जुन २३ २०१६ ला वारले. 'अपोकलिप्स नाउ', १९७९ या अत्यन्त गाजलेल्या सिनेमाच्या जडणघडणीत सुद्धा त्यान्चा हात होता.
'डिसप्याचेस' मधील माझ्या अन्गावर आलेली काही वाक्ये:
“ I went to cover the war and the war covered me; an old story, unless of course you’ve never heard of it.”
“…if you were ever on a helicopter that had been hit by ground fire your deep, perpetual chopper anxiety was guaranteed. At least actual contact when it was happening would draw long raggedy strands of energy out of you, it was juicy, fast and refining, and traveling towards it was hollow, dry, cold and steady, it never let you alone. All you could was look around at the other people on board and see if they were as scared and numbed out as you were. If it looked like they weren’t you thought they were insane, if it looked like they were it made you feel a lot worse.”
“How many times did someone have to run in front of a machine gun before it became an act of cowardice?”
वाइट गोष्ट अशी कि अजुनही व्हिएतनाम मधे 'डिसप्याचेस' मधे वर्णन केलेल्या हिन्साचाराचे परिणाम बघायला मिळ्तात.
मायकेल हेर गेले पण 'डिसप्याचेस' चालुच आहेत!