Repicturing the Second World War: Representations in Film and Television [NOOK Book]

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The fiftieth anniversaries of the Second World War that began in 1989 saw an unprecedented re-awakening of interest in the conflict, and nowhere was this more evident than in the outpouring of new films and television dramas which re-examined almost every aspect of that war. Written by acknowledged experts in the field, Repicturing the Second World War is the first systematic attempt to analyse how the recent productions have extended our understanding, and re-shaped our memory, of the most cataclysmic event of ...
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Repicturing the Second World War: Representations in Film and Television

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Overview

The fiftieth anniversaries of the Second World War that began in 1989 saw an unprecedented re-awakening of interest in the conflict, and nowhere was this more evident than in the outpouring of new films and television dramas which re-examined almost every aspect of that war. Written by acknowledged experts in the field, Repicturing the Second World War is the first systematic attempt to analyse how the recent productions have extended our understanding, and re-shaped our memory, of the most cataclysmic event of the twentieth century. Written by acknowledged international experts in the field, the chapters range widely over the experience of war in Europe and America from the homefront to the battlefront. Included are new analyses of such powerful and controversial films as Downfall, Life is Beautiful, Enemy at the Gates and Tea with Mussolini.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230592575
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/21/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 382 KB

Meet the Author

MICHAEL PARIS is Professor of Modern History, University of Central Lancashire, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and his books include The First World War and Popular Cinema, Warrior Nation: Images of War in British Popular Culture and Over The Top: The First World War and Juvenile Literature in Britain.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Film, Television, and the Second World War - The First Fifty Years Michael Paris Paris, Michael 1

2 'Rose-tinted Blighty': Gender and Genre in Land Girls Wendy Webster Webster, Wendy 12

3 Policing the People's War: Foyle's War and British Television Drama James Chapman Chapman, James 26

4 An Autobiographical Allegory: Franco Zeffirelli's Tea With Mussolini Robert W. Matson Matson, Robert W. 39

5 Soccer with the Dead: Mediterraneo, the Legacy of Neorealismo, and the Myth of Italiani Brava Gente Saverio Giovacchini Giovacchini, Saverio 55

6 Safe Conduct: A Tribute to The French Film Industry During the Second World War Diane Afoumado Afoumado, Diane 70

7 Aimee, Jaguar and Sophie Scholl: Women on the German Home Front Helen Jones Jones, Helen 83

8 'This Film is based on a True Story': The Tuskegee Airmen S. P. Mackenzie Mackenzie, S. P. 94

9 'What Happened was Wrong': Come See the Paradise and the Japanese-American Experience in the Second World War Michael Paris Paris, Michael 105

10 Commissioning Mass Murder: Conspiracy and History at the Wannsee Conference Simone Gigliotti Gigliotti, Simone 119

11 Laughing Against Horror: Life is Beautiful and Train of Life Pierre Sorlin Sorlin, Pierre 134

12 Enemy at the Gates as a 'Soviet' War Film Denise J. Youngblood Youngblood, Denise J. 148

13 Bomber Harris: Raking Through the Ashes of the Strategic Air Campaign Against Germany Mark Connelly Connelly, Mark 162

14 Realism, Historical Truth and the War Film: The Case of Saving Private Ryan Toby Haggith Haggith, Toby 177

15 Downfall and Other Endings: German Film and Hitler's War after Sixty Years TonyBarta Barta, Tony 192

Notes and References 205

Index 232

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