Real War vs. Reel War: Veterans, Hollywood, and WWII

By Broderick, Suzanne

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9781442245556 9781442245563
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Rowman & Littlefield


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Reviewed on January 1, 2015  |  Arts and Humanities

World War II films reflect a tension between the need for accuracy and realism and Hollywood's desire for action, backstories, and even a bit of romance. Hundreds of films about the era have been churned out over the years, including almost 300 during the war years alone, when many young men made the decision to enlist after viewing a gung-ho combat movie. This book describes World War II films as historical documents, using the memories of seven aging veterans (plus a few women who served on the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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