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This work provides an introduction to and overview of the Hollywood war movie, a lynchpin in American cultural imagination. The book considers the history of this 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 and reexamination of the Second World War ("Saving Private Ryan" (1998), "Pearl Harbor" (2001).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904764540
ISBN-10: 1904764541
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 150mm x 10mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Guy Westwell

Guy Westwell is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at London Metropolitan University. His research interests include the relationships between film and cultural memory.

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