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An introduction to and overview of the Hollywood war movie, a linchpin in American cultural imagination. The book considers the history of this genre, one of continuing significance, from "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) to "We Were Soldiers" (2002). Guy Westwell focuses in particular on representations of the Vietnam War ( "Apocalypse Now" (1979), "Rambo" (1985) and "Platoon" (1986)) and the more recent return to and reexamination of the Second World War ( "Saving Private Ryan" (1998)).

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< P> An introduction to and overview of the Hollywood war movie, a linchpin in American cultural imagination. The book considers the history of this genre, one of continuing significance, from < I> All Quiet on the Western Front< /I> (1930) to < I> We Were Soldiers< /I> (2002). Guy Westwell focuses in particular on representations of the Vietnam War ( < I> Apocalypse Now< /I> [1979], < I> Rambo< /I> [1985] and < I> Platoon< /I> [1986]) and the more recent return to and reexamination of the Second World War ( < I> Saving Private Ryan< /I> [1998]).< /P>

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ISBN:
9781904764540
Author:
Westwell, Guy
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - General
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Novelization
Series:
Short Cuts
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.94x6.02x.39 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , < P> An introduction to and overview of the Hollywood war movie, a linchpin in American cultural imagination. The book considers the history of this genre, one of continuing significance, from < I> All Quiet on the Western Front< /I> (1930) to < I> We Were Soldiers< /I> (2002). Guy Westwell focuses in particular on representations of the Vietnam War ( < I> Apocalypse Now< /I> [1979], < I> Rambo< /I> [1985] and < I> Platoon< /I> [1986]) and the more recent return to and reexamination of the Second World War ( < I> Saving Private Ryan< /I> [1998]).< /P>
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