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Long ago and far away : Hollywood and the Second World War

Author: Robert Fyne
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After scrutinizing hundreds of screenplays, Robert Fyne has written an in-depth study of World War II films, analyzing the different storylines, points-of-view, and contemporary events found in each. In Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War, Fyne examines WWII films from 1941 to the present, explaining how the content and mood in these productions paralleled national mores and politics. From  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fyne, Robert.
Long ago and far away.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007050198
(OCoLC)183179610
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fyne
ISBN: 9780810866843 0810866846
OCLC Number: 273743510
Description: 1 online resource (v, 281 pages) : illustrations
Contents: We've never been licked: 1941-1945 --
Victory and memory: 1946-1949 --
The Cold War turns hot: 1950-1953 --
Public attitudes and revisionism: 1954-1967 --
Vietnam boils over: 1968-1976 --
The last hurrah: 1977-1989 --
Going, going, gone! Cable television explains the war: 1990-2007 --
Sixty years of fighting: Why should it end?
Responsibility: Robert Fyne.

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After scrutinizing hundreds of screenplays, Robert Fyne has written an in-depth study of World War II films, analyzing the different storylines, points-of-view, and contemporary events found in each. In Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War, Fyne examines WWII films from 1941 to the present, explaining how the content and mood in these productions paralleled national mores and politics. From Above and Beyond to Zone Troopers and The Best Years of Our Lives to Flags of Our Fathers, this is a compelling look at how filmmakers have dramatized this pivotal period in history. Fo.

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The book includes an extensive filmography, a useful bibliography, and some stills. Recommended..... The Second World War continues to fascinate both viewers and filmmakers. Here Robert Fyne revisits Read more...

 
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