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Author Niemi, Robert, author

Title 100 great war movies : the real history behind the films / Robert Niemi
Published Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2018]
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Contents All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) -- American Sniper (2014) -- Apocalypse Now (1979) -- Army of Shadows [French: L'armee des ombres] (1969) -- Attack! (1956) -- Ballad of a Soldier [Russian: Ballada o soldate] (1959) -- Battle of Algiers, The [Italian: La battaglia di Algeri] (1966) -- Battleground (1949) -- Beasts of No Nation (2015) -- Beneath Hill 60 (2010) -- Big Red One, The (1980; restored version, 2004) -- Black Hawk Down (2001) -- Born on the Fourth of July (1989) -- Braveheart (1995) -- Breaker Morant (1980) -- Bridge, The [German: Die Brucke] (1959) -- Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) -- Bridge Too Far, A (1977) -- Casualties of War (1989) -- Come and See [Russian: Idi i smotri] (1985) -- Courage Under Fire (1996) -- Cross of Iron (1977) -- Cruel Sea, The (1953) -- Dam Busters, The (1955) -- Das Boot [The Boat] (1981) -- Dawn Patrol, The [aka Flight Commander] (1930; remade 1938) -- Deer Hunter, The (1978) -- Defiance (2008) -- Downfall [German: Der Untergang] (2004) -- Dunkirk (2017) -- 84 Charlie MoPic [aka 84C MoPic] (1989) -- Empire of the Sun (1987) -- Enemy at the Gates (2001) -- Europa Europa [German title: Hitlerjunge Salomon] (1990) -- Flags of Our Fathers (2006) -- From Here to Eternity (1953) -- Full Metal Jacket (1987) -- Fury (2014) -- Gallipoli (1981) -- Gettysburg (1993) -- Glory (1989) -- Grand Illusion [French: La grande illusion] (1937) -- Great Escape, The (1963) -- Guadalcanal Diary (1943) -- Guns of Navarone, The (1961) -- Hacksaw Ridge (2016) -- Hamburger Hill (1987) -- Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) -- Hell in the Pacific (1968) -- Hope and Glory (1987) -- Hurt Locker, The (2008) -- Ice Cold in Alex (1958) -- In Which We Serve (1942) -- Ivan's Childhood [Russian: Ivanovo detstvo] (1962) -- Jarhead (2005) -- Johnny Got His Gun (1971) -- Kagemusha [The Shadow Warrior] (1980) -- Kanal (1957) -- Killing Fields, The (1984) -- King Rat (1965) -- Land and Freedom [Spanish: Tierra y libertad] (1995) -- Last of the Mohicans, The (1992) -- Last Samurai, The (2003) -- Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- Letters from Iwo Jima [Japanese: Iojima kara no tegami] (2006) -- Lone Survivor (2013) -- Longest Day, The (1962) -- Master and Commander : The Far Side of the World (2003) -- Men in War (1957) -- Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence [Japanese: Senjo no meri Kurisumasu] (1983) -- Midnight Clear, A (1992) -- Paths of Glory (1957) -- Patton (1970) -- Pianist, The (2002) -- Platoon (1986) -- Pork Chop Hill (1959) -- Ran (1985) -- Sahara (1943) -- Sand Pebbles, The (1966) -- Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) -- Saving Private Ryan (1998) -- Schindler's List (1993) -- Sergeant York (1941) -- Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) -- Soldier of Orange [Dutch: Soldaat van Oranje] (1977) -- Stalag 17 (1953) -- Stalingrad (1993) -- Steel Helmet, The (1951) -- Story of G.I. Joe, The (1945) -- They Were Expendable (1945) -- Thin Red Line, The (1998) -- Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) -- 317th Platoon, The [French: La 317eme section] (1965) -- Three Kings (1999) -- To Hell and Back (1955) -- Twelve O'Clock High (1949) -- Walk in the Sun, A (1945) -- We Were Soldiers (2002) -- Winter War, The [Finnish: Talvisota] (1989) -- Zulu (1964)
Summary This book serves as a guide to 100 war films from 1930 to the present, exploring wars set as early as the 13th century Scottish Wars of Independence to those taking place in the 21st century, including the Napoleonic Wars, the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. For each movie, it provides background, production, synopsis, reception, and anecdotes as well as addresses the films' historical accuracy
Bibliography Includes Filmography
Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 03, 2018)
Subject War films -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018005576
ISBN 1440833869 (electronic book)
9781440833861 (electronic book)
(hardcover)
Other Titles Hundred great war movies
One hundred great war movies