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National Identity, Gender Identity, and the Rescue Fantasy in Born on the Fourth of July

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/9780816642915.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the film Born on the Fourth of July as a complicated variant of what Susan Jeffords calls “the remasculinization of America.” The film links the symbolism of nationalism to the ... More


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


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


Following the Flag in American Film

Robert Eberwein

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the importance of and historical change in the representation of the American flag in U.S. war cinema and examines the problematic aspects of another flag raising that functioned ... More


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