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War Films
A review of several war films.
# 138586 | 2,000 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Military (Military History)


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The paper explains that the idea that war films either "embrace combat" or "deny combat" really refers to the setting more than to any thematic issue; in the first, the viewer is taken into the heat of battle, while in the second, the viewer, along with the protagonist, is removed from combat. The paper examines "Went the Day Well?," a film that removes the viewer from military life but is a film that has to embrace combat at the same time because it brings the war home as a group of Germans impersonate British citizens. The paper also looks at a film like "The Deer Hunter" that also mixes the two types as much of the film takes place on the home front and then takes the audience into the middle of combat in Vietnam.

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"The idea that war films either "embrace combat" or "deny combat" really refers to the setting more than to any thematic issue. In the first, the viewer is taken into the heat of battle, while in the second, the viewer, along with the protagonist, is removed from combat. The distinction is often not valid, as in "Went the Day Well?", a film that removes the viewer from military life but is a film that has to embrace combat at the same time because it brings the war home as a group of Germans impersonate British citizens. A film like "The Deer Hunter" also mixes the two types as much of the film takes place on the home front and then takes the audience into the middle of combat in Vietnam. The latter..."

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