Take a look at an article by Thomas Schatz entitled "WWII and the Hollywood
'War Film'" in _Refiguring American Film Genres_, ed. by Nick Browne. He
deals specifically with movies released during WWII but it might offer some
useful historical background.

Mikhail Gershovich

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From: "James Camp" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 8:51 PM
Subject: Hollywood and the war film

> Hi
> Can anyone give me any information or advice regarding
> useful information on war films. I`m particuarly
> concentrating on Platoon, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal
> Jacket, Saving Private Ryan, The Longest Day. Im
> looking to see how these films represent US culture
> and attitudes of the times.
> Any information or links to decent websites would be
> most helpful.
> Thanks
> James
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