The War Film

The War Film

by Robert Eberwein
     
 

"In The War Film, Robert Eberwein brings together essays by scholars using a variety of critical approaches to explore this enduringly popular film genre. Contributors examine the narrative and aesthetic elements of war films from four perspectives: consideration of generic conventions in works such as All Quiet on the Western Front, Bataan, and The Thin Red Line;…  See more details below

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"In The War Film, Robert Eberwein brings together essays by scholars using a variety of critical approaches to explore this enduringly popular film genre. Contributors examine the narrative and aesthetic elements of war films from four perspectives: consideration of generic conventions in works such as All Quiet on the Western Front, Bataan, and The Thin Red Line; treatment of race in various war films, including Glory, Home of the Brave, Platoon, and Hamburger Hill; aspects of gender, masculinity, and feminism in The Red Badge of Courage, Rambo, Dogfight, and Courage Under Fire; and analysis of the impact of contemporary history on the production and reception of films such as The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, Saving Private Ryan, and We Were Soldiers." Drawing attention to the dynamic interrelationships among politics, nationalism, history, gender, and film, this comprehensive anthology is bound to become a classroom favorite.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813534961
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Rutgers Depth of Field Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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