Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War (Hardback)
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Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 20/05/2008
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After scrutinizing hundreds of screenplays, Robert Fyne has written an in-depth study of World War II films, analyzing the different storylines, points-of-view, and contemporary events found in each. In Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War, Fyne examines WWII films from 1941 to the present, explaining how the content and mood in these productions paralleled national mores and politics. From Above and Beyond to Zone Troopers and The Best Years of Our Lives to Flags of Our Fathers, this is a compelling look at how filmmakers have dramatized this pivotal period in history. For historians, movie watchers, or social commentators, Long Ago and Far Away, complete with an elaborate filmography, offers new information about Hollywood's diverse interpretations of the Good War.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810861244
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 644 g
Dimensions: 236 x 161 x 25 mm


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The book includes an extensive filmography, a useful bibliography, and some stills. Recommended. * CHOICE, December 2008 *
Fyne's writing is extraordinarily fluid, creating a pleasurable narrative that entrances readers with its story-line and then, using a venerable tactic of the true raconteur, faces them with serious, even troubling, issues they cannot evade. * Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal, October 2008 *
The Second World War continues to fascinate both viewers and filmmakers. Here Robert Fyne revisits and extends the subject of his earlier Hollywood Propaganda of World War II, bringing his analysis right up to the present and deftly positioning the films of each period in their social and cinematic contexts. More than merely a history or a critical study, the narrative seamlessly blends the work of an accomplished scholar with the art of a first-class raconteur. -- Robert Matson, Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh (Johnstown) and the author of Neutrality and Navicerts: Britain, the United

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