Why We Fought America's Wars in Film and History

ISBN-10: 0813191912

ISBN-13: 9780813191911

Edition: 2008

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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 Historyis 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, includingAll Quiet on the Western Front(1930),Sands of Iwo Jima(1949),Apocalypse Now(1979),Platoon(1986), andSaving Private Ryan(1998). nbsp; Why We Foughtreveals how film depictions of the country’s wars have shaped our values, politics, and culture, and it offers a unique understanding of American history. nbsp;
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 7/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936

Peter C. Rollins is Regents Professor of English and American Film Studies at Oklahoma State University and editor in chief of the scholarly journal, Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies (www.filmandhistory.org).

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