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Review: Private Peaceful (film)

Private Peaceful.

This film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel by the same name may be better critiqued by someone who has read the book and can compare the two. 336 more words


In the famous pre-credit opening to Patton, George C. Scott, standing in full dress uniform in front of a screen-filling American flag, gives a speech to (unseen) recruits about to go into battle. 454 more words


Cinematic Corpographies

News from Eileen Rositzka of her new book, Cinematic Corpographies: Re-Mapping the War Film Through the Body.  We’ve been corresponding since she started work on the project at St Andrews (she’s now at the Free University of Berlin), and I’m thrilled to see it in print (and on my screen): 231 more words

Late Modern War

Friday Links

Happy Friday!

It’s been quite a week, my head is quite full of new work things.

This week on the blog, there was a miscellany… 273 more words


Attack (1956)

Jack Palance, Lee Marvin and Eddie Albert star in the tough war drama “Attack”, directed by Robert (“The Dirty Dozen”) Aldrich. Read more …

Film Reviews

Dunkirk Review

Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s last effort released last year that I finally saw last weekend. Considering the film is lauded for its visuals and sound design over its story, it was interesting to see how this film hit for me as someone who really appreciates the art of filmmaking but feel story should always come first. 621 more words

Movie Review

Lifeboat (1944)

Lifeboat (1944) Having convinced his mother to relocate out of London, where the bombing continued, Alfred Hitccock , in support of the war effort, directed this melodramatic message-film about the moral threat of disunity among allied nations fighting aggressive Nazi attacks. 290 more words
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