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The fatal alliance : a century of war on film / David Thomson.

In this moral conundrum that ponders how much moviegoers enjoy depictions of violence on a grand scale, an acclaimed film critic turns his attention to war movies, exploring how war and cinema in the 20th century became inextricably linked, transforming civilian experience of war--and history itself--for millions around the globe.

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  • ISBN: 9780063041417
  • ISBN: 0063041413
  • Physical Description: xii, 435 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-408) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
I: Mobilization. Imitate the action of the tiger -- At ease -- Open fire -- Black Hawk Down -- In the heart of nature -- II: Hostilities. 1914, summer -- Error and Henry Rawlinson -- The MG 08 -- Shoulder arms/shoulder camera -- They -- A terrible place -- Funny old war -- The Gallipoli adventure -- Après la Guerre -- A brief illusion -- III: The just war. Horse feathers -- Masses -- Blimp -- Damn fine show -- Kwai -- The bastards and their demon -- Fury -- The Best Years of Our Lives -- Saving Saving Private Ryan -- On being occupied -- Russia -- IV: Post-traumatic stress disorder. The look on Ryan's face -- In Algiers -- The other side -- 'Nam -- Gibson -- The unit -- No more civilians -- No more soldiers? -- All right now? -- Looks like there's a war on... -- Do you remember?.
Subject: War films > History and criticism.
Motion picture industry > History > 20th century.
Motion picture industry > History > 21st century.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 791.43 (Text) 33062009834251 New Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 03/01/2024
Easton Main Library 791.436 T482f (Text) 31901004762110 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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