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Author Rayner, Jonathan (Jonathan R.)

Title The naval war film : genre, history, national cinema / Jonathan Rayner
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (275 pages)
Contents British naval films and the documentary feature -- Post-war British naval films and the service comedy -- Hollywood and the one-ocean war -- The submarine war and the submarine film -- American films of the Cold War -- 'Damm the photon torpedoes!' Star Trek and the transfiguration of naval history -- Popularising the navy, rewriting the past : contemporary naval films
Summary Undertaking a coherent and comprehensive consideration of the depiction of naval warfare in the cinema, this book focuses on the examination of the films which seeks to determine whether the distinctive characteristics of naval film narratives justify their categorization as a separate genre or sub-genre in popular cinema
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes filmography
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Subject Naval art and science.
War films -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Anthologies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1781701156 (electronic bk.)
1847791867 (electronic bk.)
9781781701157 (electronic bk.)
9781847791863 (electronic bk.)