The War Film Genre
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This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the war film genre, its history and examples of some of the films that have been identified as a war film genre. The writer provides a list of common characteristics of the genre and examines several historical as well as modern war movies -19th century "Tearing Down the Spanish Flag"; "The Birth of a Nation" (D. W. Griffith); "Full Metal Jacket"(Stanley Kubrick) and "Life is Beautiful" (Roberto Benigni).
From the Paper:"The war film genre is also referred to as the anti-war film genre, since some of the war films do not only discuss war sentiments, but anti-war sentiments as well. War as a film genre "often acknowledge the horror and heartbreak of war, letting the actual combat fighting (against nations or humankind) provide the primary plot or background for the action of the film." Furthermore, war films can also be "paired" with other film genres, wherein the topic of war can be interspersed with comedy, drama, or romance as a co- or sub-genre of the film. Tim Dirks, in his article about the war film genre, enumerates several characteristics and themes that can often be found in war film genres:"
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