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Cinema and the Great War : Cinema & Society - Andrew Kelly

Cinema and the Great War

Cinema & Society

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Published: 19th June 1997
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Cinema and the Great War concentrates on one part of the art of the war: the cinema. Used as tool for propaganda during the war itself, by the mid 1920s cinema had begun to reflect the rejection of conflict prevalent in all the arts. Andrew Kelly explores the development of anti-war cinema in, Britain, America, Germany and France from the ground-breaking Lay Down your Arms, made by Bertha Von Suttner in 1914 and Lewis Milestone's bitter All Quiet on the Western Front through to Stanley Kubrick's magnificent Paths of Glory.

List of illustrations
General editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
The first pacifist film of the war: Ned med Vaabnene/Lay Down Your Armsp. 4
The United States and anti-war cinema, 1914-16: Civilization and Intolerancep. 15
The Great War seven years on: The Big Paradep. 29
The measure for all anti-war cinema: All Quiet on the Western Frontp. 43
Bloody slaughter, honourable death and utopian vision - the British cinema and the war: Journey's End, Tell England and Things to Comep. 58
From the defeated: Westfront 1918, Kameradschaft and Niemandsland - the German cinema and the warp. 82
The French cinema and the war: J'accuse, Verdun, visions d'histoire, Les Croix de bois and La Grande Illusionp. 101
Hollywood and post-war Germany: The Man I Killed, The Road Back and Three Comradesp. 128
The forgotten man and the lost generation in 1930s Hollywoodp. 148
The brutality of military incompetence: Paths of Glory and King and Countryp. 162
Conclusionp. 181
Notesp. 183
Select bibliographyp. 200
General indexp. 209
Index of filmsp. 216
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ISBN: 9780415052030
ISBN-10: 0415052033
Series: Cinema & Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 19th June 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1