The War Film / Edition 1

The War Film / Edition 1

by Robert Eberwein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813534976

ISBN-13: 9780813534978

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

War has had a powerful impact on the film industry. But it is not only wars that affect films; films influence war-time behavior and incisively shape the way we think about the battles that have been waged.

In The War Film, Robert Eberwein brings together essays by scholars using a variety of critical approaches to explore this enduringly popular film

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Overview

War has had a powerful impact on the film industry. But it is not only wars that affect films; films influence war-time behavior and incisively shape the way we think about the battles that have been waged.

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 FrontBataan, 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 RiveterSaving 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813534978
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Rutgers Depth of Field Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
The greatness and continuing significance of all quiet on the western front23
The World War II combat film : definition30
Auteurism and war-teurism : Terrence Malick's war movie53
Race and nation in glory65
Home of the brave82
Represented in the margins : images of African American soldiers in Vietnam War combat films90
Masculinity on the front : John Huston's The red badge of courage (1951) revisited117
The Reagan hero : Rambo140
Do we get to lose this time? : revising the Vietnam War film155
Soldiers' stories : women and military masculinities in Courage under fire172
Rehearsing feminism : women/history in The life and times of Rosie the Riveter and Swing shift193
Saving Private Ryan and American triumphalism205
The new war movies as moral rearmament : Black Hawk down and We were soldiers214

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