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Introduction

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction lays out the structure of Hymns for the Fallen in broad strokes, noting the chronological scope of the study (35 war films made after the close of the Vietnam War), the subgenre ... More


An Unhealed Wound: Britain and the First World War

Emma Hanna

in The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633890
eISBN:
9780748671175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633890.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In Britain the First World War has been commemorated more than any other conflict. The small street shrines erected during the war years were soon replaced by memorials in stone and bronze in every ... More


Innocence and the “Newsworthy” Image

Jessica M. Fishman

in Death Makes the News: How the Media Censor and Display the Dead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814770757
eISBN:
9780814724361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770757.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

A child’s death can generate much media attention because the victim is judged the most innocent and the loss is considered the most tragic. When American youth perish, words breathlessly chronicle ... More


Lincoln in American Memory

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a concise history of Lincoln commemoration and an introduction to public memory scholarship. Beginning with Lincoln’s assassination, the chapter examines important moments when ... More


Savior of the Union: Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines D. W. Griffith’s Abraham Lincoln (1930), which depicts Lincoln first and foremost as the Savior of the Union. Like the Lincoln Memorial, which was completed in 1922, Griffith’s ... More


“If I Had to Do It Over Again”

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although in ill health, Hopkins is convinced to attend a film retrospective of Paramount’s sixtieth anniversary at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and a showing of The Story of Temple Drake. Also ... More


Time, Space and Whatever

Sean Redmond

in The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163330
eISBN:
9780231850230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163330.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the temporal and spatial coordinates of a Kitano film, linking them to the time image, the memorial image, and to the specificities of urban living and nomadism. Kitano's works ... More


Trauma and History in United 93 and World Trade Center

Robert Burgoyne

in Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the films United 93 and World Trade Center, which are both characterized as politically neutral acts of memorial representation and as straightforward narratives of ... More


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