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Repicturing the Second World War
Representations in Film and Television
Edited by Michael Paris
 
 
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21 Nov 2007
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The fiftieth anniversaries of the Second World War that began in 1989 saw an unprecedented re-awakening of interest in the conflict, and nowhere was this more evident than in the outpouring of new films ands television dramas which re-examined almost every aspect of that war.
Written by acknowledged experts in the field, Repicturing the Second World War is the first systematic attempt to analyse how the recent productions have extended our understanding, re-shaped our memory, of the most cataclysmic event of the twentieth century. Written by acknowledged international experts in the field, the essays range widely over the experience of war in Europe and America from the homefront to the battlefront. Included are new analyses of such powerful and controversial films as Downfalll, Life is Beautiful, Enemy at the Gates and Tea with Mussolini.


Description

The fiftieth anniversaries of the Second World War that began in 1989 saw an unprecedented re-awakening of interest in the conflict, and nowhere was this more evident than in the outpouring of new films ands television dramas which re-examined almost every aspect of that war.
Written by acknowledged experts in the field, Repicturing the Second World War is the first systematic attempt to analyse how the recent productions have extended our understanding, re-shaped our memory, of the most cataclysmic event of the twentieth century. Written by acknowledged international experts in the field, the essays range widely over the experience of war in Europe and America from the homefront to the battlefront. Included are new analyses of such powerful and controversial films as Downfalll, Life is Beautiful, Enemy at the Gates and Tea with Mussolini.


Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Film, Television and the Second World War: The First Fifty Years; M.Paris
'Rose-tinted Blighty': Gender and Genre in Land Girls; W.Webster
Policing the People's War: Foyle's War and British Television Drama; J.Chapman
An Autobiographical Allegory: Franco Zeffirelli's Tea with Mussolini; R.W.Matson
Soccer with the Dead: Mediterraneo, the legacy of Neorealism and the Myth of the 'Italiani Brava Gente'; S.Giovacchini
Safe Conduct (2002): A Tribute to the French Film Industry During the Second World War; D.Afoumado
Aimee, Jaguar, and Sophie Scholl: Women on the German Home Front; H.Jones
'This Film is Based on a True Story': The Tuskegee Airmen ; S.P.Mackenzie
'What Happened Was Wrong': Come See the Paradise and the Japanese-American Experience in the Second World War; M.Paris
Commissioning Mass Murder: Conspiracy and History at the Wannsee Conference; S.Gigliotti
Laughing Against Horror: Life is Beautiful and Train of Life; P.Sorlin
Enemy at the Gates as a 'Soviet' War Film; D.J.Youngblood
Bomber Harris: Raking Through the Ashes of the Strategic Air Campaign; M.Connelly
Realism, Historical Truth and the War Film: The case of Saving Private Ryan; T.Haggith
Downfall and Other Endings: German Film and Hitler's War after Sixty Years; T.Barta
Notes and References
Index


Authors

MICHAEL PARIS is Professor of Modern History at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and his books include The First World War and Popular Cinema, Warrior Nation: Images of War in British Popular Culture and Over The Top: The First World War and Juvenile Literature in Britain.