Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi: How Hollywood Turns by Frank Wetta,Martin Novelli

By Frank Wetta,Martin Novelli

Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi examines how filmmakers train americans in regards to the country’s army prior. analyzing twenty-three consultant battle movies and finding them of their cultural and armed forces panorama, the authors argue that Hollywood’s view of yank army background has developed in levels. the 1st section, extending from the very beginnings of filmmaking to the Korean conflict, projected an important patriotic triumphalism. the second one part, from the Korean and Vietnam Wars to the current, displays a retreat from consensus and reflexive patriotism. In describing those stages, the authors deal with ordinary issues resembling the event of warfare and wrestle, a dead ringer for the yank struggle hero, race, gender, nationwide myths, and extra. With valuable movie commentaries that reach the dialogue via well known motion picture narratives, this e-book is key for somebody drawn to American army and movie history.

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Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi: How Hollywood Turns Military Defeats into Moral Victories

Final Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi examines how filmmakers educate americans in regards to the country’s army previous. studying twenty-three consultant conflict movies and finding them of their cultural and armed forces panorama, the authors argue that Hollywood’s view of yankee army historical past has advanced in levels.

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