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
Editor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book makes a powerful case that film can be as valuable a tool as primary documents for improving our understanding of the causes and consequences of war. Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History is a comprehensive look at war films, from depictions of the American Revolution to portrayals of September 11 and its aftermath. The volume contrasts recognized history and historical fiction with the versions appearing on the big screen. The text considers a selection of the pivotal war films of all time, including All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), Apocal
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.W3
LC item number
W53 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Film & history
Label
Why we fought : America's wars in film and history, edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 566-574) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 529-565
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 604 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813138749
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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99208420027401161
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt2hggp1
  • 82C08931-C120-4097-ACD4-2B2C8DB66B3A
System control number
  • (OCoLC)262835138
  • (OCoLC)ocn262835138

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