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The Resource Why we fought : America's wars in film and history, edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor

Why we fought : America's wars in film and history, edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor

Label
Why we fought : America's wars in film and history
Title
Why we fought
Title remainder
America's wars in film and history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Film moves audiences like no other medium; both documentaries and feature films are especially remarkable for their ability to Influence viewers. In Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History, editors Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor explore tile complexities of war films, describing the ways in which such productions interpret history and illuminate American values, politics, and culture." "This comprehensive volume covers representations of war in film from the American Revolution to today's Global War on Terror. The contributors examine iconic battle films such as The Big Parade (1925), All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), From Here to Eternity (1953), and Platoon (1986), considering them as historical artifacts. The authors explain how film shapes our cultural understanding of military conflicts, analyzing the depiction of war on television programs, through news media outlets, and in fictional and factual texts."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.43/6581
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.W3
LC item number
W53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rollins, Peter C
  • O'Connor, John E
Series statement
Film & history
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  • War films
  • United States
Label
Why we fought : America's wars in film and history, edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [566]-574) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages [529]-565
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American revolution on the screen: Drums along the Mohawk and The patriot / John E. O'Connor -- Reprinting the legend: the Alamo on film / Frank Thompson -- Assessing television's version of history: the Mexican-American war and the KERA documentary series / James Yates -- Ken Burns's rebirth of a nation: The civil war as made-for-television history / Gary R. Edgerton -- "It's what people say we're fighting for": representing the lost cause in Cold mountain / Robert M. Myers -- The great war viewed from the 1920s: The big parade / Michael T. Isenberg -- Technology and "reel patriotism" in American film advertising of the World War I era / James Latham -- Culture wars and the local screen: the reception of westfront 1918 and All quiet on the western front in one German city / David Imhoof -- The peace, isolationist, and anti-interventionist movements and interwar Hollywood / John Whiteclay Chambers II -- The B movie goes to war in Hitler, beast of Berlin / Cynthia J. Miller -- Why we fight and Projections of America: Frank Capra, Robert Riskin, and the making of World War II propaganda / Ian S. Scott -- On telling the truth about war: World War II and Hollywood's moral fiction, 1945-1956 / Frank J. Wetta, Martin A. Novelli -- James Jones, Columbia Pictures, and the historical confrontations of From here to eternity / J.E. Smyth -- Hollywood's D-Day from the perspective of the 1960s and 1990s: The longest day and Saving Private Ryan / Robert Brent Toplin -- Cold War Berlin in the movies: from The big lift to The promise / Thomas W. Maulucci Jr / Invaders of the Cold War: generic disruptions and shifting gender roles in The day the earth stood still / Susan A. George -- Using popular culture to study the Vietnam War: perils and possibilities / Peter C. Rollins -- Fragments of war: Oliver Stone's Platoon / Lawrence W. Lichty, Raymond L. Carroll -- The quiet American: Graham Greene's Vietnam novel through the lenses of two eras / William S. Bushnell -- Operation restore honor in Black hawk down / John Shelton Lawrence, John G. McGarrahan -- Documentary and the Iraq War: a new genre for new realities / Jeffrey Chown -- Jessica Lynch and the regeneration of American identity post 9/11 / Stacy Takacs -- Representing the unrepresentable: 9/11 on film and television / James Kendrick
Control code
181601268
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 604 pages
Isbn
9780813191911
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008006082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)181601268
Label
Why we fought : America's wars in film and history, edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [566]-574) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages [529]-565
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American revolution on the screen: Drums along the Mohawk and The patriot / John E. O'Connor -- Reprinting the legend: the Alamo on film / Frank Thompson -- Assessing television's version of history: the Mexican-American war and the KERA documentary series / James Yates -- Ken Burns's rebirth of a nation: The civil war as made-for-television history / Gary R. Edgerton -- "It's what people say we're fighting for": representing the lost cause in Cold mountain / Robert M. Myers -- The great war viewed from the 1920s: The big parade / Michael T. Isenberg -- Technology and "reel patriotism" in American film advertising of the World War I era / James Latham -- Culture wars and the local screen: the reception of westfront 1918 and All quiet on the western front in one German city / David Imhoof -- The peace, isolationist, and anti-interventionist movements and interwar Hollywood / John Whiteclay Chambers II -- The B movie goes to war in Hitler, beast of Berlin / Cynthia J. Miller -- Why we fight and Projections of America: Frank Capra, Robert Riskin, and the making of World War II propaganda / Ian S. Scott -- On telling the truth about war: World War II and Hollywood's moral fiction, 1945-1956 / Frank J. Wetta, Martin A. Novelli -- James Jones, Columbia Pictures, and the historical confrontations of From here to eternity / J.E. Smyth -- Hollywood's D-Day from the perspective of the 1960s and 1990s: The longest day and Saving Private Ryan / Robert Brent Toplin -- Cold War Berlin in the movies: from The big lift to The promise / Thomas W. Maulucci Jr / Invaders of the Cold War: generic disruptions and shifting gender roles in The day the earth stood still / Susan A. George -- Using popular culture to study the Vietnam War: perils and possibilities / Peter C. Rollins -- Fragments of war: Oliver Stone's Platoon / Lawrence W. Lichty, Raymond L. Carroll -- The quiet American: Graham Greene's Vietnam novel through the lenses of two eras / William S. Bushnell -- Operation restore honor in Black hawk down / John Shelton Lawrence, John G. McGarrahan -- Documentary and the Iraq War: a new genre for new realities / Jeffrey Chown -- Jessica Lynch and the regeneration of American identity post 9/11 / Stacy Takacs -- Representing the unrepresentable: 9/11 on film and television / James Kendrick
Control code
181601268
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 604 pages
Isbn
9780813191911
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008006082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)181601268

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