War Cinema : Hollywood on the Front Line is an introduction to and overview of the Hollywood war movie, a lynchpin in American cultural imagination.
This volume considers the history of the war 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 an re-examination of the Second World War (Saving Private Ryan (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001).
About the Author
Guy Westwell is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at London Metropolitan University. His research interests include the relationships between film and cultural memory.
A fresh and informative work.--Robert W. Matson"Film and History" (01/01/0001)
|Early war cinema, 1898-1930||p. 10|
|World War Two on film, 1930-1961||p. 26|
|Hollywood's Vietnam, 1961-1989||p. 57|
|Contemporary war cinema, 1989-2006||p. 84|
Series: Short Cuts
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 133
Published: 9th April 2006
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 15.3 x 1.051
Weight (kg): 0.238