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The Hollywood War Film

The Hollywood War Film

Robert Eberwein

ISBN: 978-1-444-31510-3

Jan 2010

192 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

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
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.

""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)

 


 


  • Offers readers lively entry into 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 a chapter covering Iraq war films