Real war vs. reel war

by Suzanne Broderick | 22 January 2015
Category: Films Cinema & DVD
World War II has been the subject of hundreds, if not thousands, of films produced in the United States alone. From training camp scenes in See Here, Private Hargrove to images of brutal combat in Saving Private Ryan, filmmakers have been tasked with replicating pivotal moments in the war. But sometimes story lines and dramatic manipulations of audiences have led to less-than-faithful re-creations of what men and women have endured during times of conflict. In Real War vs. Reel War: Veterans, Hollywood, and World War II, Suzanne Broderick looks at how on-screen portrayals hold up against wartime experiences of actual combatants-soldiers, sailors, pilots, code talkers, and prisoners of war. In addition, two women-real-life "Rosie the Riveters"-compare depictions of the homefront with their experiences during the war. These members of the Greatest Generation share personal memories and offer commentary on the films that have sought to capture what it was really like. Among the films discussed in this book are such classics as Battleground, Twelve O'Clock High, The Best Years of Our Lives, Since You Went Away, The Sands of Iwo Jima, and The Great Escape, as well as more contemporary films such as Swing Shift and Windtalkers. By providing a "human" look at the military, the war effort, and how such people and events were depicted on screen, Real War vs. Reel War makes a unique contribution to the conversation about Hollywood's role in shaping history. This book will appeal to historians, cultural critics, and anyone interested in war cinema.
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World War II has been the subject of hundreds, if not thousands, of films produced in the United States alone. From training camp scenes in See Here, Private Hargrove to images of brutal combat in Saving Private Ryan, filmmakers have been tasked with replicating pivotal moments in the war. But sometimes story lines and dramatic manipulations of audiences have led to less-than-faithful re-creations of what men and women have endured during times of conflict. In Real War vs. Reel War: Veterans, Hollywood, and World War II, Suzanne Broderick looks at how on-screen portrayals hold up against wartime experiences of actual combatants-soldiers, sailors, pilots, code talkers, and prisoners of war. In addition, two women-real-life "Rosie the Riveters"-compare depictions of the homefront with their experiences during the war. These members of the Greatest Generation share personal memories and offer commentary on the films that have sought to capture what it was really like. Among the films discussed in this book are such classics as Battleground, Twelve O'Clock High, The Best Years of Our Lives, Since You Went Away, The Sands of Iwo Jima, and The Great Escape, as well as more contemporary films such as Swing Shift and Windtalkers. By providing a "human" look at the military, the war effort, and how such people and events were depicted on screen, Real War vs. Reel War makes a unique contribution to the conversation about Hollywood's role in shaping history. This book will appeal to historians, cultural critics, and anyone interested in war cinema.
Currently out of stock
Orders will not be processed until after the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are lifted
Eligible for free delivery
100 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

€33.53
Currently out of stock
Orders will not be processed until after the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are lifted
Eligible for free delivery
100 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

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World War II has been the subject of hundreds, if not thousands, of films produced in the United States alone. From training camp scenes in See Here, Private Hargrove to images of brutal combat in Saving Private Ryan, filmmakers have been tasked with replicating pivotal moments in the war. But sometimes story lines and dramatic manipulations of audiences have led to less-than-faithful re-creations of what men and women have endured during times of conflict. In Real War vs. Reel War: Veterans, Hollywood, and World War II, Suzanne Broderick looks at how on-screen portrayals hold up against wartime experiences of actual combatants-soldiers, sailors, pilots, code talkers, and prisoners of war. In addition, two women-real-life "Rosie the Riveters"-compare depictions of the homefront with their experiences during the war. These members of the Greatest Generation share personal memories and offer commentary on the films that have sought to capture what it was really like. Among the films discussed in this book are such classics as Battleground, Twelve O'Clock High, The Best Years of Our Lives, Since You Went Away, The Sands of Iwo Jima, and The Great Escape, as well as more contemporary films such as Swing Shift and Windtalkers. By providing a "human" look at the military, the war effort, and how such people and events were depicted on screen, Real War vs. Reel War makes a unique contribution to the conversation about Hollywood's role in shaping history. This book will appeal to historians, cultural critics, and anyone interested in war cinema.

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Real war vs. reel war

ISBN9781442245556

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PublisherROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBLISHERS (22 January. 2015)

No. of Pages0

Weight410

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 9.23 x 6.28