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Inventing Vietnam : The War in Film and Television

By: Anderegg, Michael.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Culture And The Moving Image: Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (329 p.).ISBN: 9781439901076.Subject(s): Television plays, American | Television plays, American - History and criticism | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Motion pictures and the war | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Press coverage | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | War films | War films - United States - History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inventing Vietnam : The War in Film and TelevisionDDC classification: 791.43/658 | 791.43658 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Hollywood and Vietnam: John Wayne and Jane Fonda as Discourse; 2 ""All the Animals Come Out at Night"" : Vietnam Meets Noir in Taxi Driver; 3 Vietnam and the Hollywood Genre Film: Inversions of American Mythology in The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now; 4 ""Charlie Don't Surf"": Race and Culture in the Vietnam War Films; 5 Finding a Language for Vietnam in the Action-Adventure Genre; 6 Narrative Patterns and Mythic Trajectories in Mid-1980s Vietnam Movies; 7 Rambo's Vietnam and Kennedy's New Frontier
8 Gardens of Stone, Platoon, and Hamburger Hill Ritual and Remembrance9 Primetime Television's Tour of Duty; 10 Women Next Door to War: China Beach; 11 Male Bonding, Hollywood Orientalism, and the Repression of the Feminine in Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket; 12 Vietnam, Chaos, and the Dark Art of Improvisation; 13 Witness to War: Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic, and Born on the Fourth of July; 14 Teaching Vietnam: The Politics of Documentary; Selected Bibliography; Selected Filmography and Videography; The Contributors; Index
Summary: The Vietnam War has been depicted by every available medium, each presenting a message, an agenda, of what the filmmakers and producers choose to project about America's involvement in Southeast Asia. This collection of essays, most of which are previously unpublished, analyzes the themes, modes, and stylistic strategies seen in a broad range of films and television programs. From diverse perspectives, the contributors comprehensively examine early documentary and fiction films, postwar films of the 1970s such as The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now, and the reformulated postwar films of the 198
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Hollywood and Vietnam: John Wayne and Jane Fonda as Discourse; 2 ""All the Animals Come Out at Night"" : Vietnam Meets Noir in Taxi Driver; 3 Vietnam and the Hollywood Genre Film: Inversions of American Mythology in The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now; 4 ""Charlie Don't Surf"": Race and Culture in the Vietnam War Films; 5 Finding a Language for Vietnam in the Action-Adventure Genre; 6 Narrative Patterns and Mythic Trajectories in Mid-1980s Vietnam Movies; 7 Rambo's Vietnam and Kennedy's New Frontier

8 Gardens of Stone, Platoon, and Hamburger Hill Ritual and Remembrance9 Primetime Television's Tour of Duty; 10 Women Next Door to War: China Beach; 11 Male Bonding, Hollywood Orientalism, and the Repression of the Feminine in Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket; 12 Vietnam, Chaos, and the Dark Art of Improvisation; 13 Witness to War: Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic, and Born on the Fourth of July; 14 Teaching Vietnam: The Politics of Documentary; Selected Bibliography; Selected Filmography and Videography; The Contributors; Index

The Vietnam War has been depicted by every available medium, each presenting a message, an agenda, of what the filmmakers and producers choose to project about America's involvement in Southeast Asia. This collection of essays, most of which are previously unpublished, analyzes the themes, modes, and stylistic strategies seen in a broad range of films and television programs. From diverse perspectives, the contributors comprehensively examine early documentary and fiction films, postwar films of the 1970s such as The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now, and the reformulated postwar films of the 198

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Michael Anderegg is Professor of English at the University of North Dakota, and author of two other books: William Wyler and David Lean .

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