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The World War II combat film

anatomy of a genre

by Jeanine Basinger

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Published by Wesleyan University Press in Middletown, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war -- Film catalogs.,
    • Motion pictures -- United States -- History.,
    • War films -- United States -- History and criticism.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesWorld War Two combat film, World War 2 combat film
      StatementJeanine Basinger ; updated filmography by Jeremy Arnold.
      GenreFilm catalogs.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD743.23 .B36 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 376 p. :
      Number of Pages376
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3671428M
      ISBN 100819566233
      LC Control Number2003000243

      The historical model for the film's characters and action was the Ford film, The Lost Patrolwritten by Dudley Nichols. Throughout his life, the beloved actor always said his father, a World War I veteran, was the person who had made the biggest impact on him. Bail out! Here they were reinforced with Air Corps and Signal Corps personnel, as well as an animal transport company with mules and experienced muledrivers.

      Each of the postwar combat films reflects the decade in which it was released. Millions more were injured, and still more lost their homes and property. Of the unit's mules, 75 were killed by artillery and mortar fire. To defend the escarpment, Japanese troops hunkered down in a network of caves and dugouts. Start your free trial today. As a result, countless took their own lives.

      The First Division assaulted Omaha Beach on D-day, 6 Junesome units suffering 30 percent casualties in the first hour, and secured Formigny and Caumont in the beachhead. Stewart was gray of face, with bags under his eyes and a furrowed brow. In one instance, he cited an interview he conducted with Lt. Why was that? Of the 2, to enter Burma, only two were left alive who had never been hospitalized with wounds or major illness.


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General Stilwell awarding medals at Myitkyina. In this bold, thorough study, Jeanine Basinger covers the history of the World War II combat film from its origins to its s variations, using it as a prototype with which to develop ideas and questions about film genre, genre evolution, and genre transformation.

Solidly grounded in extensive viewings, the study indicates how the primary format is changed after the war, how it is influenced by the Korean and Vietnam wars, how documentaries help shape it, and how, after a period of epic re-creation, it ultimately becomes dominated by parodies and films showing inverted or satirical versions of the original stories.

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Stewart, now a Captain, was sent to England, where he spent the next 18 months flying B Liberator bombers over Germany. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State in To their surprise they parachuted into the encircled town of Bastogne at the height of the Battle of the Bulge.

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The First then attacked east of Aachen through Hurtgen Forest, driving to the Roer, and moved to a rest area 7 December for its first real rest in 6 months' combat, when the von Rundstedt offensive suddenly broke loose, 16 December.

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