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The Resource War on the silver screen : shaping America's perception of history, Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen

War on the silver screen : shaping America's perception of history, Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen

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War on the silver screen : shaping America's perception of history
Title
War on the silver screen
Title remainder
shaping America's perception of history
Statement of responsibility
Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen
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Language
eng
Summary
Americans have been almost constantly at war since 1917. In addition to two world wars, the United States has fought proxy wars, propaganda wars, and a 2war on terror,3 among others. But even with the constant presence of war in American life, much of what Americans remember about those conflicts comes from Hollywood depictions. In War on the Silver Screen Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen vividly demonstrate how war movies have burned the images and impressions of those wars onto the American psyche more concretely than has the reality of the wars themselves. That is, our feelings about wars are generated less by what we learn through study and discourse than by powerful cinematic images and dialogue. Films are compressed, intense, and immediate and often a collective experience rather than a solitary one. Actors and drama provide the visceral impact necessary to form perceptions of history that are much more enduring than those generated by other media or experiences. War on the Silver Screen draws on more than a century of films and history, including classics such as All Quiet on the Western Front, Apocalypse Now, and The Hurt Locker, to examine the legacy of American cinema on twentieth- and twenty-first-century attitudes about war. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1946-
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Jeansonne, Glen
Dewey number
791.43/6581
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.W3
LC item number
J35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Luhrssen, David
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  • War films
  • History in motion pictures
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War on the silver screen : shaping America's perception of history, Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- World War I (1914-1918). -- All quiet on the Western front (1930) -- Paths of glory (1957) -- Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- Gallipoli (1981) -- World War II (1939-1945). Casablanca (1942) -- Saboteur (1942) and The best years of our lives (1942) -- Twelve o'clock high (1949) -- Patton (1970) -- Schindler's list (1993) -- Flags of our fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) -- The Cold War (1947-1991), including the Korean War (1950-1953) and the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The Manchurian candidate (1962) -- From Russia with love (1963) -- Dr. Strangelove, or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (1964) and Fail-safe (1964) -- Apocalypse now (1979) -- Charlie Wilson's war (2007) -- The war on terror (2001). United 93 (2006) -- The hurt locker (2008) and Zero dark thirty (2012)
Control code
881441152
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781612346410
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014025858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881441152
Label
War on the silver screen : shaping America's perception of history, Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- World War I (1914-1918). -- All quiet on the Western front (1930) -- Paths of glory (1957) -- Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- Gallipoli (1981) -- World War II (1939-1945). Casablanca (1942) -- Saboteur (1942) and The best years of our lives (1942) -- Twelve o'clock high (1949) -- Patton (1970) -- Schindler's list (1993) -- Flags of our fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) -- The Cold War (1947-1991), including the Korean War (1950-1953) and the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The Manchurian candidate (1962) -- From Russia with love (1963) -- Dr. Strangelove, or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (1964) and Fail-safe (1964) -- Apocalypse now (1979) -- Charlie Wilson's war (2007) -- The war on terror (2001). United 93 (2006) -- The hurt locker (2008) and Zero dark thirty (2012)
Control code
881441152
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781612346410
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014025858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881441152

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