Fifty Great War Films

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Fifty Great War Films

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From The Battle of the Somme (1916) through to American Sniper (2014), war and conflict has been a staple source of inspiration for the film industry since the turn of the 20th century. Today, this genre and its continued popularity, which has covered some of the most important conflicts in recent history, has become a means of educating the young and remembering the fallen. They are the war memorials of a modern society.
This new study, which includes classics such as Sergeant York (1941) and The Great Escape (1963), and modern Hollywood epics such as Black Hawk Down (2001) and The Hurt Locker (2008), details fifty of the greatest war films of the last hundred years. Expert analysis detailing the varying influences behind each film is accompanied by a host of images and original movie posters, offering the reader rare and invaluable insight into some of the greatest cinematic productions ever made.

Table of Contents

1. The Battle of the Somme (1916)
2. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
3. La Grande Illusion (1937)
4. Sergeant York (1941)
5. In Which We Serve (1942)
6. Mrs Miniver (1942)
7. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
8. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
9. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
10. The Steel Helmet (1951)
11. The Cruel Sea (1953)
12. The Dam Busters (1955)
13. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
14. Paths of Glory (1957)
15. Ice-Cold in Alex (1958)
16. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
17. The Longest Day (1962)
18. The Great Escape (1963)
19. 633 Squadron (1964)
20. Von Ryan's Express (1965)
21. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
22. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
23. Hell in the Pacific (1968)
24. Battle of Britain (1969)
25. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
26. MASH (1970)
27. Patton (1970)
28. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
29. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
30. Cross of Iron (1977)
31. The Deer Hunter (1978)
32. Apocalypse Now (1979)
33. The Big Red One (1980)
34. Gallipoli (1981)
35. Das Boot (1981)
36. Come And See (1985)
37. Platoon (1986)
38. Schindler's List (1993)
39. The Thin Red Line (1998)
40. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
41. Three Kings (1999)
42. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
43. Black Hawk Down (2001)
44. Enemy at the Gates (2001)
45. Downfall (2004)
46. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
47. The Hurt Locker (2008)
48. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
49. Fury (2014)
50. American Sniper (2014)

Product details

Published 16 Jun 2016
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 208
ISBN 9781472820013
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Fully illustrated throughout
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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