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FILM 3333 War Is Hell:The Combat Film (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The most common image of combat film is one of "guts and glory." Behind this image, lies a harsh reality of the impact of war on the body and soul of the soldier and civilian. This course will study chronological evolution of war film from racist interpretation of the Civil War in Griffith's Birth of a Nation, through World War I and II with Milestone's acifist All Quiet on the West Front, Spielberg's hyper-realistic Saving Private Ryan to more recent times,Vietnam War films, Coppola's surrealistic Apocalypse Now, the war in Iraq with In the Valley of Elah and Control Room.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): John Michalczyk

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13