Nationality and Power at the Movies: The Combat Film|
Fall 2009 not offered
Myth is one of the primary constituents of national identity, and war stories have been fundamental constituents of myth at least since THE ILIAD. We will study the combat film as a major vehicle for national mythology in the United States, from the Great War through the present, with particular attention to the role of media in American culture, the processes of genre formation in Hollywood, and the relationship of movies to changing ideologies of nationality, ethnicity, race, and state power in this century.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [AMST200 or LAST200] OR FILM304 OR FILM310
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM)
Basinger, ANATOMY OF A GENRE
Jones, THE THIN REDLINE
Mailer, NAKED AND THE DEAD
O'Brien, THE THINGS THEY CARRIED
Articles by Slotkin, Pyle, Glenn Gray.
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No registrar scheduled exams. Midterm paper and final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Lab fee of $60.
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