At first thinking: (all on vhs, all stylistically unique or "arty," and
HIGH impact on civilians)
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Burnt by the Sun ( a personal favourite, with the sadly departed Katrin
From: Joshua Hirsch [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 2:35 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: anti-war art film
I'm looking for a film that fits ALL the following criteria:
1. An anti-war film, particularly one that represents the effect of war on
2. An art film, meaning non-traditional narrative, stylistic
experimentation, or preferably both.
3. Available on video.
Feel free to reply to me directly.
Why? I'm teaching an intro film course, and am looking for a film to show
in class next week to illustrate a reading: David Bordwell, "Art Cinema as a
Mode of Film Practice." With war against Iraq imminent, ideally I'd like to
show something that will promote thinking about the human costs of war. I
guess I'm also looking for a way to express my outrage.
The problem is, I suspect most films on this topic tend to be fairly
classical in form. I don't remember Forbidden Games well, but I suspect
it's pretty classical.
Lecturer in Film and Electronic Arts
California State University, Long Beach
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