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The Hollywood War Film

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7391-9
192 pages
October 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Hollywood War Film offers readers a lively introduction to the theory, history, stars, and major films constituting this vital genre, from Hollywood's earliest days to the current moment
  • Combines broad historical and theoretical coverage of the genre with in-depth analysis of specific films
  • Includes chapters on All Quiet on the Western Front, World War II combat films, Platoon and Full Metal Jacket, Eastwood’s Iwo Jima films, and Iraq war films
  • An ideal text for perennially popular courses on the war film genre
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List of Plates.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Historical Overview.

2. Critical Issues.

3. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930).

4. Destination Tokyo (1943) and Retaliation Films.

5. Platoon (1986) and Full Metal Jacket (1987).

6. Glory (1989).

7. The Iraq Wars on Film.

8. Iwo Jima.

Notes.

Index.

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Robert Eberwein is Distinguished Professor of English at Oakland University. His publications include Armed Forces: Masculinity and Sexuality in the American War Film (2007), The War Film (2004).
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  • Offers readers a lively introduction to the major conventions of the war film genre, from Hollywood's earliest days to the current moment
  • Combines broad historical and theoretical coverage of the genre with in-depth analysis of specific films
  • Includes chapters on All Quiet on the Western Front, World War II combat films, Platoon and Full Metal Jacket, Eastwood’s Iwo Jima films, and Iraq war films. 
  • An ideal text for perennially popular courses on the war film genre
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"Free of theoretical jargon and labyrinthine argumentation, with long-winded yet stimulating plot summaries, The Hollywood War Film is first and foremost recommended to students of film and cinema buffs who are getting acquainted with critical perspectives on the genre." (Hollywood Enlisted, 2010)

 


 

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