The Hollywood War Film

The Hollywood War Film

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The Hollywood War Film offers readers a lively introduction to the theory, history, stars, and major films constituting this vital genre, from Hollywood's earliest days to the current moment Combines broad historical and theoretical coverage of the genre with in-depth analysis of specific films Includes chapters on All Quiet on the Western Front, World War II combat films, Platoon and Full Metal Jacket, Eastwooda€™s Iwo Jima films, and Iraq war films An ideal text for perennially popular courses on the war film genreof the Mohicans (1992); the American Revolution, The Patriot (2000); World War I , Flyboys; Vietnam, We Were Soldiers (2002), Rescue ... But by far the most significant revisiting of an earlier conflict has occurred with films about World War II: Memphis Belle (1990), A Midnight ... Rescue Dawn presents the true story of the escape of Dieter Dengler, a German-born US pilot, from a prison camp in Laos.

Title:The Hollywood War Film
Author:Robert Eberwein
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2009-08-25


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