Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi: How Hollywood Turns Military Defeats into Moral Victories

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Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi examines how filmmakers teach Americans about the country's military past. Examining twenty-three representative war films and locating them in their cultural and military landscape, the authors argue that Hollywood's view of American military history has evolved in two phases. The first phase, extending from the very beginnings of filmmaking to the Korean War, projected an essential patriotic triumphalism. The second phase, from the Korean and Vietnam Wars to the present, reflects a ...

Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi: How Hollywood Turns Military Defeats into Moral Victories 2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138819566

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Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi: How Hollywood Turns Military Defeats into Moral Victories 2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138819559

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