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Hollywood's Post-Cold War History: The ‘Righteousness’ of American Interventionism

Trevor B. McCrisken and Andrew Pepper

in American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748614899
eISBN:
9780748670666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614899.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the giddy optimism that accompanied the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the attendant disintegration of the Cold War, commentators, particularly from the American right, looked to a ... More


The Burden of Men: Black Hawk Down

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This film is based on true deadly events encountered by US troops in Somalia in 1993 that began when a rebel army shot down an American helicopter. Scott was interested in the story because of the ... More


Unmetered

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/9780520282322.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Post-Vietnam Hollywood combat filmmakers set aside the most common musical trope of earlier war movies: the military march. Instead, new musical tropes were developed, initially in the 1980s Vietnam ... More


Metered

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/9780520282322.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Having set aside the military march, serious post-Vietnam war films have explored other strongly metrical musics. Three World War II films have turned to triple-meter, or waltz-time, themes. Band of ... More


Contesting the New Authenticity:: Contemporary War Fiction in Africa

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/9780823262335.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines African war novels published since 2000 against the backdrop of the literary history developed in the rest of the study. The chapter focuses extensively on novels that eschew ... More


Introduction

Guy Westwell

in Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172035
eISBN:
9780231850728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172035.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides a background on the role of cinema in representing US national identity. According to Professors Mette Hjort and Scott MacKenzie, “individual films often serve to ... More


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