The Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film

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University Press of Kentucky, 13/01/2015 - 304 páginas

The American World War II film depicted a united America, a mythic America in which the average guy, the girl next door, the 4-F patriot, and the grieving mother were suddenly transformed into heroes and heroines, warriors and goddesses. The Star-Spangled Screen examines the historical accuracy -- or lack thereof -- of films about the Third Reich, the Resistance, and major military campaigns. Concerned primarily with the films of the war years, it also includes discussions of such postwar movies as Battleground (1949), Attack! (1956), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), and Patton (1970). This revised edition includes a new afterword that covers more recent films, such as Sophie's Choice (1982), Biloxi Blues (1986), and Schindler's List (1993). The Star-Spangled Screen makes a major contribution to popular culture by recreating an era that, for all its tragedy, was one of the most creative in the history of American film.

 

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Índice

Chapter 1 Prologue to Pearl
1
Chapter 2 The War that Dared Not Speak Its Name
10
Chapter 3 Hollywood as Premature Antifascist
41
Chapter 4 Hollywood as Neutral Interventionist
65
Chapter 5 Hollywood Mobilizes
101
Chapter 6 Plotting the War
124
Chapter 7 The Peoples War
146
Chapter 8 The Masters of the Race
188
Chapter 10 Japs on Their Minds
230
Chapter 11 Remembering Pearl Harbor
250
Afterword to the 1996 edition
257
Notes
265
Bibliographical Essay
277
Film Index
287
Subject Index
293
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Chapter 9 California Comrades
211

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Bernard F. Dick, professor of communications and English at Fairleigh Dickinson University, is the author of numerous books on film history, including Engulfed: the Death of Paramount Pictures and the Birth of Corporate Hollywood and Hal Wallis: Producer to the Stars.

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