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VideoHound's War Movies: Classic Conflict on Film
     

VideoHound's War Movies: Classic Conflict on Film

by Mike Mayo
 
VideoHound's Combat offers 200 of the best and most significant war movies ever filmed: these are the films that historically portray battles, that were used as propaganda to ensure patriotism of those on the home front, or that changed the face of the war film forever. They are the classics of the war movie genre. Each entry contains: a detailed synopsis of 500 to

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VideoHound's Combat offers 200 of the best and most significant war movies ever filmed: these are the films that historically portray battles, that were used as propaganda to ensure patriotism of those on the home front, or that changed the face of the war film forever. They are the classics of the war movie genre. Each entry contains: a detailed synopsis of 500 to 600 words and offers a short plot summary and shows the story behind the movie: what were the obstacles to overcome? Did cast changes take place? What motivated the directors, writers or producers? What were the logistics of shooting? What was the original source material? Additional entry details include credits: director, cast (with character names) producers, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, composer, production designer, art director, costumer, sound, stunt coordinator, makeup and military advisor; release year, run time, video availability, country of origin, awards and nominations, and VideoHound's unique bone rating. Each movie also contains a quote from the movie or related to the movie, interesting trivia and a photo.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Edited by Mayo (a film reviewer for 99 Lives), the newest book in VideoHound's growing library of film genre paperbacks (Epics, 1998; Horror Show, 1998) reviews and discusses a selection of 201 of the most significant international war movies of all time (available on videotape)--from the silent era through 1998. Arranged chronologically by war and separated geographically, the films each receive a plot-heavy but thought-provoking one-page overview. True, there are some glaring omissions--like Shoah and The Damned--and Mayo lists only one service comedy (Mr. Roberts). But overall, this is a good basic guide to the genre; it should supplant War Movies: A Guide to More Than 500 Films on Videocassette (Cinebooks, 1990). Recommended for all public and academic libraries.--Tony Adam, Prairie View A&M Univ. Lib., TX Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578590896
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Videohound Series
Pages:
638
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 8.89(h) x 1.55(d)

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