Stars and Stripes on Screen: A Comprehensive Guide to Portrayals of American Military on Film (Paperback)
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Stars and Stripes on Screen: A Comprehensive Guide to Portrayals of American Military on Film (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 26/04/2005
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This guide to film portrayals of U.S. armed services lists more than 1,000 features produced in the United States since 1898. It also includes movies that received military assistance, documentaries, foreign films depicting American servicemen, and movies made for television. Each feature film entry contains credit information, a list of major cast members, year of production, service represented, and a summary.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810854123
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 757 g
Dimensions: 252 x 180 x 25 mm


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For anyone interested in either military or film history, this work is a gem. Recommended for large public and academic libraries. * Booklist, 11/1/2005 *
Military historian Suid, and Haverstick, who has edited his books for the past 15 years, cite all the US military films they could find information about. In addition to the usual credits and brief description, they provide review dates to show when the film appeared, have tried to learn whether a film sought and obtained assistance from one or another of the armed services, and discuss the military accuracy of the film. Included are feature films, television films, documentaries, and films with unseen military assistance. There is no index. * Reference and Research Book News *
The beauty of this book is that it helps us grasp the politics intrinsic to the making of ever so many films that offend or comply sometimes partially, with the Pentagon's understanding of its interests....This book is so good that serious film scholars or military history buffs will want to keep it at hand for frequent reference. And given the popularity of war films and their influence on public perceptions of history and foreign policy, this book should also be acquired by every university and public library. * Journal of American Culture *
This reasonably priced item is suitable for all reference collections, especially those that lack similar materials. Recommended. Undergraduates, two-year program students, graduate students, and general readers. * CHOICE *
This book provides a fascinating look at military films....This will be useful in most film collections. * American Reference Books Annual *
Clearly, Dr. Suid's motion picture research, especially the war genre, has set the record straight many times....Without a doubt, this commentary-a real gem-sparkles with academic clarity and dry humor....Overall, Stars and Stripes on Screen contains a wealth of information that will please any researcher, film historian, or movie-lover with its exhaustive listings, careful cataloging, and incisive commentary. * Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal *
Stars and Stripes on Screen is a fascinating and easy read which will appeal to a general 'browsing' reader as well as to researchers and military historians. For film schools or any educational institution running a media course dealing with film genres at any depth, this is a worthwhile purchase. * "American Reference Books Annual" *
Stars and Stripes presents an authoritative filmography for historians as well as for casual viewers. * The Journal Of Military History *

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