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Guts & glory : the making of the American military image in film

Author: Lawrence H Suid
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Guts and Glory: The Making of the American Military Image in Film is the definitive study of the symbiotic relationship between the film industry and the United States armed services. Since the first edition was published nearly two decades ago, the nation has experienced several wars, both on the battlefield and in movie theatres and living rooms at home. Now, author Lawrence Suid has extensively revised and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Suid, Lawrence H.
Guts & glory.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2002
(DLC) 2001007630
(OCoLC)48515656
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence H Suid
ISBN: 9780813158082 0813158087
OCLC Number: 605011627
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 748 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Hollywood and war --
Beginnings --
A standard for the future --
The golden age of military movies --
World War II: fantasy --
World War II: pseudo-reality --
World War II: first reflections --
The image of the Marines and John Wayne --
A different image --
The most ambitious undertaking --
A marriage ends --
The bomb as friend and enemy --
John Wayne, The green berets, and other heroes --
Illusion and reality of war --
Changing images --
The home front, Vietnam, and the victims of war --
Apocalypse when? --
The deer hunter, Hair, and finally Apocalypse now --
The Marines search for a new identity --
The search continued: two non-Vietnam case studies --
The Navy's search for normalcy --
New images despite themselves --
The Air Force seeks a better image --
Vietnam: a more moderate approach --
Rehabilitation completed --
Vietnam: full color with all the warts --
Vietnam: balanced portrayals --
The cold war ends on the motion picture screen --
The search for new enemies --
World War II: one more time --
Pearl Harbor: bombed again.
Other Titles: Guts and glory
Responsibility: Lawrence H. Suid.

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This study of the symbiotic relationship between the film industry and the US armed services explores how Hollywood has reflected and effected changes in America's image of its military professions.  Read more...

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"Brings Hollywood pictures of war into focus." - Wilson Quarterly "An excellent contribution to the growing studies on American films and to the war film genre in particular." - Film and History "As Read more...

 
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