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Hollywood War Films, 1937Ð1945

By Michael S. Shull
  • ISBN Code: : 1476621780
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 488
  • Category : Performing Arts
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From 1937 through 1945, Hollywood produced over 1,000 films relating to the war. This enormous and exhaustive reference work first analyzes the war films as sociopolitical documents. Part one, entitled “The Crisis Abroad, 1937–1941,” focuses on movies that reflected America’s increasing uneasiness. Part two, “Waging War, 1942–1945,” reveals that many movies made from 1942 through 1945 included at least some allusion to World War II.

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Kaum ein anderes Medium hat die Erinnerung und Wahrnehmung von organisierter Gewalt und Krieg im 20. Jahrhundert mehr geformt als der Film. In international vergleichender Perspektive beleuchtet dieses Buch das Spannungsverhältnis von Film als einem Medium der Unterhaltung und politischer Meinungsbildung. Zur Sprache kommen neben methodischen Fragen die Rezeption im Ersten Weltkrieg und in der Weimarer Republik, die Affinität von Militär und Film im Nationalsozialismus sowie die Funktion von Militär- und Kriegsfilmen im Kalten Krieg. Das Spektrum reicht so von militärspezifischen Inhalten über Fragen der narrativen Konstruktion, der cineastischen Form bis zu den Mechanismen politischer Instrumentalisierung und gesellschaftlicher Wirkung von Filmen. Inhalt: Gerhard Paul, Krieg und Film im 20. Jahrhundert. Historische Skizze und methodologische Überlegungen Kriegsfilm und interdisziplinäres Umfeld Gerhard Paul, Kriegsfilm und interdisziplinäres Umfeld Günter Riederer, Was heißt und zu welchem Ende studiert man Filmgeschichte? Einleitende Überlegungen zu einer historischen Methodik der Filmanalyse Ulrich Fröschle und Helmut Mottel, Medientheoretische und mentalitätengeschichtliche Probleme filmhistorischer Untersuchungen. Fallbeispiel: »Apocalypse Now« Clemens Schwender, Bausteine zu einem evolutionspsychologischen Verständnis von Kriegsfilmen USA - Sowjetunion. Gewalt, Krieg und Nation im Film Bernhard Chiari, USA - Sowjetunion. Gewalt, Krieg und Nation im Film Andreas Etges, The Best War Ever? Der Deutungswandel des Zweiten Weltkriegs in US-amerikanischen Filmen am Beispiel von »The Best Years of Our Lives« und »Saving Private Ryan« Herbert Mehrtens, Die filmische Konstruktion der kampfbereiten Nation: »Deep Impact« Beate Fieseler, Der Kriegsinvalide in ausgewählten sowjetischen Spielfilmen der Kriegs- und Nachkriegszeit (1944 bis 1964) Carola Tischler, Kalter Krieg im Kino? Das Bild des »Amerikaners« in sowjetischen Spielfilmen nach 1945 Erster Weltkrieg und Weimarer Republik Martin Baumeister, Erster Weltkrieg und Weimarer Republik Martin Baumeister, »Leffet de réel«. Zum Verhältnis von Krieg und Film 1914 bis 1918 Philipp Stiasny, »Die poetische Schmachtlocke sträubt sich hier ohne weiteres zur politischen Borste«. »Fridericus Rex« und das Bild des Krieges im Weimarer Kino Barbara Ziereis, Kriegsgeschichte im Spielfilmformat. Der Erste Weltkrieg im Tonspielfilm der Weimarer Republik Ralph Winkle, Der Schock und die Ästhetik des Erhabenen. Darstellungsformen des Weltkrieges in Filmen der zwanziger und dreißiger Jahre Die Luftwaffe im NS-Propagandafilm Matthias Rogg, Die Luftwaffe im NS-Propagandafilm Rainer Rother, »Stukas«. Zeitnaher Film unter Kriegsbedingungen Rolf Seubert, »Junge Adler«. Technikfaszination und Wehrhaftmachung im nationalsozialistischen Jugendfilm Jan Kindler, »Wo wir sind, da ist immer oben«. Zur Inszenierung der Luftwaffe im NS-Kulturfilm Krieg und Militär im deutschen Nachkriegsfilm Wolfgang Schmidt, Krieg und Militär im deutschen Nachkriegsfilm Philipp von Hugo, Kino und kollektives Gedächtnis? Überlegungen zum westdeutschen Kriegsfilm der fünfziger Jahre Susanne Brandt, »Ich war neunzehn«. Konrad Wolfs Spielfilm über das Kriegsende 1945 als Bestandteil offizieller Erinnerungskultur in der DDR Wolfgang Schmidt, »Barras heute«. Bundeswehr und Kalter Krieg im westdeutschen Spielfilm der frühen sechziger Jahre Gerhard Wiechmann, »Top Gun« in der DDR? Der Kalte Krieg und die NVA im Spielfilm am Beispiel von »Anflug Alpha 1« Katja Protte, Auf der Suche nach dem Staatsbürger in Uniform. Frühe Ausbildungs- und Informationsfilme der Bundeswehr Matthias Rogg, »Filme von der Fahne«. Das Armeefilmstudio der Nationalen Volksarmee der DDR Die Herausgeber: Bernhard Chiari, Dr. phil., Wiss. Rat, geb. 1965 in Wien, Matthias Rogg, Dr. phil., Major, geb. 1963 in Wittmund, Wolfgang Schmidt, Dr. phil., Oberstleutnant, geb. 1958 in Regensburg. Die drei Herausgeber sind wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter am Militärgeschichtlichen Forschungsamt, Potsdam.

Representações da Violência

By António Sousa Ribeiro
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  • Publisher : Leya
  • Book Code : 9724052419
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  • Category : Social Science
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Apesar da abundância de estudos produzidos nas últimas décadas, muitos deles de importância relevante, a questão da violência continua a ser um dos problemas mais complexos e mais esquivos do universo contemporâneo. Modos de definição demasiado estreitos - por exemplo, os que só vêm violência quando há agressão física - não apenas são manifestamente incapazes de captar a complexidade de processos muitas vezes difusos, ocultos na escala micro das relações quotidianas, como, mais do que isso, representam eles próprios uma forma de exercício da violência, pelo efeito de invisibilização que produzem. Só uma reflexão ampla e transdisciplinar poderá levar ao desenvolvimento de modelos teóricos e quadros de análise adequados a uma compreensão global dos processos de violência no mundo contemporâneo e, por outro lado, suscetíveis de fornecer os instrumentos indispensáveis a uma abordagem suficientemente atenta às especificidades contextuais. Uma tal reflexão obriga a equacionar o tema da violência em conjunto com conceitos centrais para a discussão contemporânea, como os de agressão, poder, autoridade, soberania, conflito, guerra, trauma, memória e representação. Os contributos para o presente volume debruçam-se, de perspetivas diferentes e a partir de contextos distintos, sobre alguns aspetos de uma questão que o universo da política, da cultura e das artes no século XX coloca com particular acuidade: no mundo contemporâneo, o problema da representação da violência tornou-se indissociável do problema da violência da representação. Sendo assim, o espaço do(s) discurso(s) torna-se ele próprio um espaço de negociação e de conflito, marcado por ambivalências que urge analisar na sua complexa especificidade.

Europa im Visier der USA

By Eva C. Schweitzer
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  • Publisher : Edition Berolina
  • Book Code : 3958415458
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Political Science
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Der neue US-Präsident Donald Trump wurde auf einer Welle von "Amerika first!" ins Amt getragen. Begleitet wird er von radikalen Medien im Internet, die den Amerikanern die Folgen von Merkels Flüchtlingspolitik in den wildesten Farben ausmalen. Nun werden Verträge in Frage gestellt, Grenzen neu definiert und Freund und Feind anders sortiert – vor allem in Europa. Trump, ein international operierender Geschäftsmann, unterstützt rechtspopulistische Parteien, sympathisiert mit Russland und England, die gegen die EU auftreten, und will Importe aus Deutschland, China und Mexiko blockieren. Nicht zum ersten Mal: Ausbrüche von Abschottung und Fremdenfeindlichkeit gab es in Amerika vor beiden Weltkriegen. Für Transatlantiker sind raue Zeiten angebrochen. Aber was bedeutet das für die Bürger? USA-Expertin Eva C. Schweitzer geht dem angespannten Verhältnis zwischen Washington und Europa nach. Faktenreich und kundig zeigt sie, wie der neue US-Präsident die Gräben zwischen Amerika und Europa vertieft und die Spaltung Europas vorantreibt. Was er tut, wird eklatante Auswirkungen nicht nur auf die europäische, sondern unmittelbar auch auf die deutsche Politik haben. Das Ende der westlichen Wertegemeinschaft steht auf dem Spiel – und Deutschland droht zu einem Gegner der USA zu werden.

Phantom Ladies

By Tim Snelson
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  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Book Code : 0813575281
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Defying industry logic and gender expectations, women started flocking to see horror films in the early 1940s. The departure of the young male audience and the surprise success of the film Cat People convinced studios that there was an untapped female audience for horror movies, and they adjusted their production and marketing strategies accordingly. Phantom Ladies reveals the untold story of how the Hollywood horror film changed dramatically in the early 1940s, including both female heroines and female monsters while incorporating elements of “women’s genres” like the gothic mystery. Drawing from a wealth of newly unearthed archival material, from production records to audience surveys, Tim Snelson challenges long-held assumptions about gender and horror film viewership. Examining a wide range of classic horror movies, Snelson offers us a new appreciation of how dynamic this genre could be, as it underwent seismic shifts in a matter of months. Phantom Ladies, therefore, not only includes horror films made in the early 1940s, but also those produced immediately after the war ended, films in which the female monster was replaced by neurotic, psychotic, or hysterical women who could be cured and domesticated. Phantom Ladies is a spine-tingling, eye-opening read about gender and horror, and the complex relationship between industry and audiences in the classical Hollywood era.

Hollywood Remembrance and American War

By Andrew Rayment,Paul Nadasdy
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000171418
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Hollywood Remembrance and American War addresses the synergy between Hollywood war films and American forms of war remembrance. Subjecting the notion that war films ought to be considered ʻthe war memorials of today’ to critical scrutiny, the book develops a theoretical understanding of how Hollywood war films, as rhetorical sites of remembering and memory, reflect, replicate and resist American modes of remembrance. The authors first develop the framework for, and elaborate on, the co-evolution of Hollywood war cinema and American war memorialization in the historical, political and ideological terms of remembrance, and the parallel synergic relationship between the aesthetic and industrial status of Hollywood war cinema and the remembering of American war on film. The chapters then move to analysis of Hollywood war films – covering The Great War, World War II, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, The Cold War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – and critically scrutinize the terms upon which a film could be considered a memorial to the war it represents. Bringing together the fields of film studies and memory studies, this book will be of interest to scholars and students in not just these areas but those in the fields of history, media and cultural studies more broadly, too.

Andar fronteras

By Froylán Enciso
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  • Publisher : Siglo XXI
  • Book Code : 6073000251
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : Diplomats
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Forgotten Ally

By Rana Mitter
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 054784056X
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : History
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A history of the Chinese experience in WWII, named a Book of the Year by both the Economist and the Financial Times: “Superb” (The New York Times Book Review). In 1937, two years before Hitler invaded Poland, Chinese troops clashed with Japanese occupiers in the first battle of World War II. Joining with the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, China became the fourth great ally in a devastating struggle for its very survival. In this book, prize-winning historian Rana Mitter unfurls China’s drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue as never before. Based on groundbreaking research, this gripping narrative focuses on a handful of unforgettable characters, including Chiang Kai-shek, Mao Zedong, and Chiang’s American chief of staff, “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell—and also recounts the sacrifice and resilience of everyday Chinese people through the horrors of bombings, famines, and the infamous Rape of Nanking. More than any other twentieth-century event, World War II was crucial in shaping China’s worldview, making Forgotten Ally both a definitive work of history and an indispensable guide to today’s China and its relationship with the West.

Film & Radio Propaganda in World War II

By K.R.M. Short
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 100045830X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
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This book, first published in 1983, brings together leading world experts on film and radio propaganda in a study which deals with each of the major powers as well as several under occupation. By examining each nations’ propaganda content and comparing its various strands of output designed for different audiences, the historian is provided with an important source of a nation’s official self-image. Total war forced governments to formulate goals consistent with the received national ideology in order to support the war effort. To this extent, much of the domestic propaganda was directed towards stimulating the population to make sacrifices with promise of a new world if the peace were won.

Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War

By King-fai Tam,Timothy Y. Tsu,Sandra Wilson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317650468
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Social Science
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This book examines representations of the Second World War in postwar Chinese and Japanese cinema. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly disciplines, and analysing a wide range of films, it demonstrates the potential of war movies for understanding contemporary China and Japan. It shows how the war is remembered in both countries, including the demonisation of Japanese soldiers in postwar socialist-era Chinese movies, and the pervasive sense of victimhood in Japanese memories of the war. However, it also shows how some Chinese directors were experimenting with alternatives interpretations of the war from as early as the 1950s, and how, despite the "resurgence of nationalism" in japan since the 1980s, the production of Japanese movies critical of the war has continued.

A Companion to World War II

By Thomas W. Zeiler,Daniel M. DuBois
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118325052
  • Total of Pages : 1064
  • Category : History
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A Companion to World War II brings together a series offresh academic perspectives on World War II, exploring the manycultural, social, and political contexts of the war. Essay topicsrange from American anti-Semitism to the experiences ofFrench-African soldiers, providing nearly 60 new contributions tothe genre arranged across two comprehensive volumes. A collection of original historiographic essays that includecutting-edge research Analyzes the roles of neutral nations during the war Examines the war from the bottom up through the experiences ofdifferent social classes Covers the causes, key battles, and consequences of thewar

Hollywood’s South Seas and the Pacific War

By S. Brawley,C. Dixon
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137090677
  • Total of Pages : 263
  • Category : History
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This book explores the expectations, experiences, and reactions of Allied servicemen and women who served in the wartime Pacific and viewed the South Pacific through the lens of Hollywood's South Seas. Based on extensive archival research, it explores the intersections between military experiences and cultural history.