The Hollywood War Film / Edition 1

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The Hollywood War Film is an accessible introduction to the theory, history, stars, and major films constituting this vital genre, from untested young recruits and battle-hardened warriors to drill instructors and sterotypical enemies, this volume offers a lively entry into the major conventions of the war film genre from Hollywood's earliest days to the current moment.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Free of theoretical jargon and labyrinthine argumentation, with long-winded yet stimulating plot summaries, The Hollywood War Film is first and foremost recommended to students of film and cinema buffs who are getting acquainted with critical perspectives on the genre." (Hollywood Enlisted, 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405173919
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/9/2009
  • Series: New Approaches to Film Genre Series, #12
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Eberwein is Distinguished Professor of English at Oakland University. His publications include Armed Forces: Masculinity and Sexuality in the American War Film (2007), The War Film (2004).

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Table of Contents

List of Plates.



1. Historical Overview.

2. Critical Issues.

3. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930).

4. Destination Tokyo (1943) and Retaliation Films.

5. Platoon (1986) and Full Metal Jacket (1987).

6. Glory (1989).

7. The Iraq Wars on Film.

8. Iwo Jima.



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