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The Great Combat Pictures: Twentieth-Century Warfare on the Screen

The Great Combat Pictures: Twentieth-Century Warfare on the Screen

by James Robert Parish

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The newest volume in Parish's ``Great . . . Pictures'' reference series includes some 300 English-language films and TV movies (there's also a title listing of TV series and pilots appended). Arranged alphabetically by title, each entry carries complete cast and major credits, an efficient synopsis, and a critical commentary (some of it quoted from other books in this genre). Parish wisely reduces his subject to films dealing with actual combat in war, from World War I to Vietnam; excluded are home - front dramas, documentaries, spy pictures, service comedies, and in-betweeners like Lifeboat. Those familiar with the quality, reliability, and usefulness of Parish's ``Just-the-facts,-Ma'am'' series will not be disappointed.-- David Bartholomew, NYPL
Examines some 300 American and British feature films and made-for-TV movies from the 1910s to today, focusing on WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. This sourcebook provides cast and credits, plot synopsis, contemporary review quotes, and analysis for each film covered, and includes TV listings for genre series and many captioned photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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