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  • Vietnam War Film Analysis

    3. The Vietnamese Women's representation in American war films In contrast to Vietnamese films, the presence of Vietnamese women in American films reflects a variety of approaches in Western culture and hegemonic attitudes toward the appearance and stereotype of the Vietnamese people. They are unspoilt, unspoken, and mostly uncivilized people, who, as Westrup explains, are "lack of humanity", which is common in American films about the war . These fictional women are often considered dangerous villains but are often too feminine to appear in brief and intense scenes that reflect the divide between Western expectations of Vietnamese feminine traditions and the brutality of war . The West believed that Asian women were often passive, tender,…

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  • War Films Analysis

    (INTRO HERE) The war film genre is a type of film that you would imagine is concerned with warfare. Warfare that includes all types: air, ground, naval, etc. Regardless of the type of war or war that is being depicted the genre generally focuses on heavy combat scenes that are central to the dramatics of the film. The general themes of the film include combat, survival, escape, sacrifice, effects of the war, and moral and human issues raised by the war. In addition to these, Belton points…

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  • War Horse: The Horror Of War And Film

    War Horse is an excellent Steven Spielberg classic that reaches true perfection. It’s a powerful movie that captures the touching bond between a young man and his beloved horse, Joey who might be the bravest horse ever portrayed on film. It’s based on Michael Morpugo's 1982 best-seller. There's plenty of good action and the story is brilliant. It features the grand theme of war and drama, but it also is an intimate story. The horror of war is seen through the eyes of the horse. The story…

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  • War In Afghanistan Film Analysis

    War in Afghanistan – Media Perspectives by Keren Ighalo The media source I liked the best was the documentary: Waging Peace on Canada in Afghanistan by Richard Fitoussi. This media source has the most information on its topic, it gives true facts on the events throughout the war, and the documentary doesn’t cut out any important information just because it isn’t dramatic or cinematic enough. The narrator’s voiceover is scripted and provides context for the on-screen picture. The video is shot…

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  • Film Review: The Vietnam War

    I will prove that the main argument of the film is internally (moral) argument with themselves. I say this because the movie concentrates on how officers are compelled to settle on a decision and that moral conflict can be lost in the soldiers actions during the war. Which Taylor showed throughout the movie while he tries to accomplish his ultimate target goal, which was to survive the war. In spite of having leaving school to volunteer for the infantry, he quickly discovers that the Vietnam War…

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  • Cold War Film Analysis

    The Cold War, a conflict between two of the world’s largest superpowers that lasted around half a century, had many changes and continuities that affected the world not only politically but culturally as well; especially in the film industry. From 1946 to 2000, spies and cloak and dagger operations were utilized by both sides, which directly translated into the film industry. But as the Cold War progressed, the space race began, which led to the desire for advanced technology and the increased…

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  • Comparing The Film 'War Of The Worlds'

    One of the texts is a historical event that happens in 1945, whereas, the other text is set as a modern disaster based on a science fiction event of 2005. The novella is a real and informative look into August 6, 1945, historical events of World War II and the development of the nuclear weapons like an atomic bomb. However, the film ‘War of the Worlds’ is more of a fictional event where people do not have an experience of the tripods attacking in real life. ‘War of the Worlds’ is a fictional…

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  • Film Summary: The Vietnam War Film Glory

    Glory is a 1989 war film which portrays the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer infantry in the American civil war (1861-1865). The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, inspired and based largely on the personal letters and experiences of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the novel One Gallant Rush by Peter Burchard, and Lay This Laurel (1973) by Lincoln Kirstein. It is directed by Edward Zwick and stars Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Mathew Boderick, and Denzel Washington as the main characters in…

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  • Analysis Of Platoon: A Vietnam War Film

    Narrative structure is an important aspect of a film and its analysis provides answers to many questions concerning the story and the plot. First of all, there are three kinds of narratives described in Screen Media Analyzing Film and Television: fragmented narratives, multi-strand narratives and classical narration (157). The last type can be found in a war film Platoon directed by Oliver Stone. By definition, classical narration consists of a protagonist, whose actions can be seen as they…

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  • Apocalypse Now: Vietnam War Film

    Vibrant, methodical, beautifully written and utterly terrifying – Apocalypse Now is the quintessential war film. Apocalypse Now is one of the most powerful anti-films to emerge from the Vietnam War Era. It is Francis Ford Coppola's most ambitious film yet and it is easy to see why. The film took over 10 years to make and is nothing short of a masterpiece in storytelling, visual themes and direction. The story of Apocalypse Now is loosely based on loosely on Heart of Darkness, a novel written…

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