REFERENCES AND INSPIRATIONS
 

FILMS

A GLIMPSE OF THE LOOK AND FEEL OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA:

Anaconda
At Play In the Fields of the lord
Blow
Brazil
Cannibal Holocaust

City Of God (And the Television spin off City Of Men)

Clear and Present Danger
Countrymen
District B13
El Ray

Emerald Forest
Evita

Fitzcarraldo
Gunmen

Man on Fire
The Mariachi series (El Mariachi, Desperado, Once Upon A time In Mexico, particularly the third film)
Medicine Man
The Mexican

Milagro Beanfield War
The Mosquito Coast
The Motorcycle Diaries

The Naked Jungle
Our Lady of Assassins

Predator
Proof Of Life
Puerta Vallaerta Squeeze
Rodrigo D

Romancing The Stone
Romeo And Juliet (Decaprio version)
The Rundown
Scarface
Sequestero Express
Serpent And The Rainbow
Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

Third World Cop

Traffic
Under Fire



Also recommended are any documentaries on or which take place in Central or South America.  The Travel Channel, Discovery, History, TLC, and Animal Planet channels are the best sources for such.

 
MOVIES, ANIME, AND TELEVISION WITH A LOOK INTO THE MILITARY FUTURE:
Aliens
Soldier
Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers (The Anime)
Roughnecks: Starship Troopers
Earth: Above And Beyond
Macross Plus
Venus Wars
Grey: Digital Target
Bounty Dog
Big Wars
Recon 2020
Doom
Screamers

 
MOVIES AND TELEVISION WITH THE PROPER FEEL FOR WAR IN Central And South America:
Navy Seals
G.I. Jane
Platoon
Black Hawk Down
Tears Of The Sun
Blood Diamond
Hamburger Hill

Apocalypse Now
The Killing Fields
Full Metal Jacket
Casualties Of War
Good Morning Vietnam
Bullet In The Head
Better Tomorow III
The Milagro Beanfield War
Air America
Uncommon Valor
Predator
Sniper
Area 88
Clear And Present Danger
Tour Of Duty


BOOKS

There are far too many reference books for me to try and list, the best reference material on Central and South America to be found anywhere however are:
 

Encyclopeadia Britannicca
National Geographic magazine.


There are however a few comics I would like to mention that are a valuable source of inspiration.  As with the reference books, trying to list fictional books on Africa is a lost cause.
 

Third World War - Fleetway - probably the biggest source of inspiration I had.  This phenomenal 6 issue miniseries is incredibly rare, however it is cheap and the only place I have found issues were in 25 cent bins at stores and cons.  I strongly recomend picking up this series if you get the chance.
The Losers - DC/Vertigo
Appleseed - Dark Horse

Team 7 - Wildstorm
Black Ops - Wildstorm
The Nam - Marvel/Epic
In Country: The Nam - (This was put out by a small press company, I don't remember which, however Don Lomax was responsible for it.)
Chemical Warfare - (Again put out by a small press company)
Aliens: Colonial Marines - Dark Horse
Martha Washington Goes To War - Dark Horse
Heartbreakers - Dark Horse
Generation Zero - Marvel/Epic
Special Forces - Image
Scout & Scout: War Shaman - Eclipse
Marc Hazard is Merc - Marvel/New Universe
Punisher: Born - Marvel/Max


Video Games

Killzone
Socom
Frontlines: Fuel Of War
Ghost Recon: Advenced Warfighter
Gears Of War
Red Faction
Tomb Raider
Splinter Cell
Metal Gear

Other Role-playing games which offer good inspiration and military info are:

Advanced Recon from Palladium
Twilight and Merc 2000 from GDW
and to a very limited extent,
Robotech from Palladium
WEB SITES
The following are some of the websites used to gather facts and information on Africa.

South America at Wikipedia

CIA World Factbook

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ONLINE

ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITTANICA ONLINE

FEILDINGS DANGER FINDER

INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE MAGAZINE


 

(Compiled by Deric "D" Bernier.)