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Why We Fought: America s Wars in Film and History (Hardback)

Edité par The University Press of Kentucky, United States, 2011
ISBN 10: 081312493X / ISBN 13: 9780813124933
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Titre : Why We Fought: America s Wars in Film and ...

Éditeur : The University Press of Kentucky, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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), Apocalypse Now (1979), Platoon (1986), and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Why We Fought reveals how film depictions of the country s wars have shaped our values, politics, and culture, and it offers a unique understanding of American history. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780813124933

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Synopsis : 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), "Apocalypse Now" (1979), "Platoon" (1986), and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998)."Why We Fought" reveals how film depictions of the country's wars have shaped our values, politics, and culture, and it offers a unique understanding of American history.

Critique: "Named as a "Choice" Outstanding Academic Titles." --

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