The Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film / Edition 1

The Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film / Edition 1

by Bernard F. Dick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813108853

ISBN-13: 9780813108858

Pub. Date: 01/20/2006

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

The American World War II film depicted a united America, a mythic America in which the average guy, the girl next door, the 4-F patriot, and the grieving mother were suddenly transformed into heroes and heroines, warriors and goddesses. The Star-Spangled Screen examines the historical accuracy — or lack thereof — of films about the Third Reich,

Overview

The American World War II film depicted a united America, a mythic America in which the average guy, the girl next door, the 4-F patriot, and the grieving mother were suddenly transformed into heroes and heroines, warriors and goddesses. 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). The Star-Spangled Screen makes a major contribution to popular culture by recreating an era that, for all its tragedy, was one of the most creative in the history of American film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813108858
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
01/20/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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