The fatal alliance : a century of war on film
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Published
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2023].
ISBN
0063041413, 9780063041417
Physical Desc
xii, 435 pages ; 24 cm
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New books - Adult nonfiction (1st floor New Books)
NF 791.43658 THOMSON 2023
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Published
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2023].
Format
Book - New - 14 Days
Language
English
ISBN
0063041413, 9780063041417

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"In The Fatal Alliance the acclaimed film critic David Thomson offers us one of his most provocative books yet--a rich, arresting, and troubling study of that most beloved genre: the war movie. It is not a standard history or survey of war films, although Thomson turns his typically piercing eye to many favorites--from All Quiet on the Western Front to The Bridge on the River Kwai to Saving Private Ryan. But The Fatal Alliance does much more, exploring how war and cinema in the twentieth century became inextricably linked. Movies had only begun to exist by the beginning of World War I, yet in less than a century, had transformed civilian experience of war--and history itself--for millions around the globe. This reality is the moral conundrum at the heart of Thomson's book. War movies bring both prestige and are so often box office blockbusters; but is there something problematic at how much moviegoers enjoy depictions of violence on a grand scale, such as Apocalypse Now, Black Hawk Down, or even Star Wars? And what does this truth say about us, our culture, and our changing sense of warfare and the past?"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Thomson, D. (2023). The fatal alliance: a century of war on film . Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, .

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thomson, David. 2023. The Fatal Alliance: A Century of War On Film. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thomson, David. The Fatal Alliance: A Century of War On Film Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Thomson, David. The Fatal Alliance: A Century of War On Film Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, , 2023.

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