Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film

Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film

by Bernard F. Dick
     
 

The Star-Spangled Screen examines the historical accuracy--or lack thereof--of films about the Third Reich, the Resistance, and major military campaigns. Concerned primarily with the films of the war years, it also includes discussions of such postwar movies as Battleground (1949), Attack! (1956), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), and Patton (1970). This revised… See more details below

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The Star-Spangled Screen examines the historical accuracy--or lack thereof--of films about the Third Reich, the Resistance, and major military campaigns. Concerned primarily with the films of the war years, it also includes discussions of such postwar movies as Battleground (1949), Attack! (1956), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), and Patton (1970). This revised edition includes a new afterword that covers more recent films such as Sophie's Choice (1982), Biloxi Blues (1986), and Schindler's List (1993).

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"A thoughtful, well-written study of American films on World War II that manages to keep its balance as it swerves in political, sociological, and esthetic directions." — Variety

"Countless books have been published on World War II films. Perhaps the best introduction is Bernard Dick's [The Star Spangled Screen]." — Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813115313
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
304

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