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Vietnam Memories Through Film

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Vietnam War became the setting for more than 400 movies, documentaries, and TV series from the 1960s to the first years of the twenty-first century. Many of these Vietnam-era films explored ... More


Conclusion

Sarah Cole

in At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The brief conclusion looks at several important legacies, later in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, of the modernist strategies for engaging violence that At the Violet Hour has ... More


Soundtracks and Scores

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/9780520282322.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the large-scale narrative and musical patterns of serious Hollywood combat films made after Vietnam. Two larger narrative shapes are identified: two-part forms (such as ... More


Helicopter Music

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/9780520282322.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the sonic representation of the helicopter in combat films set in Vietnam and the Greater Middle East. The sound of unseen helicopters has frequently been used as a kind of ... More


Soldiers’ Song

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/9780520282322.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The use of popular music in post-Vietnam Hollywood war films has varied depending on the war being depicted. Swing, the popular music of World War II, goes almost entirely unrepresented in films ... More


Apocalypse Now and Again

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author talks about the casualties of the day, two of whom died, seven had amputations, and five had major debridements. He begins by mentioning some of the books that he was given to read prior ... More


A World Made Safe for Discovery: Travel, Cultural Diplomacy, and the Politics of Surf Exploration

Scott Laderman

in Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279100
eISBN:
9780520958043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279100.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 2 shows how surf culture continued to globalize after World War II and became a popular cultural phenomenon. Surf tourism grew with the advent of jet travel and the expansion of the postwar ... More


Afterword

Eleni Coundouriotis

in The People’s Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262335
eISBN:
9780823266357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262335.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The people’s right to the novel, a phrase coined in the nineteenth-century manifesto of naturalism, refers to a right to be represented in the novel. The four motifs of war fiction (the song of my ... More


Losing Friends

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190257668
eISBN:
9780190257699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 traces the figure of the American special agent in Vietnam, from Graham Greene’s The Quiet American to Rambo, as a mythic, solitary, and diminishing figure of alliance. The chapter ... More


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