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Author Puckett, Kent, author.

Title War pictures : cinema, violence, and style in Britain, 1939-1945 / Kent Puckett.

Imprint New York : Fordham University Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 264 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series World War II: the global, human, and ethical dimension ; [25]
World War II--the global, human, and ethical dimension ; 25.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- "But what is it about?" : the life and death of Colonel Blimp -- Pistol's two bodies : Henry V at war -- Celia Johnson's face : before and after brief encounter -- Epilogue : Derek Jarman's war.
Summary In 'War Pictures', Puckett looks at how Britain imagined, saw, and sought to represent its war during wartime. How did the material and conceptual pressures of total war affect what it meant to see or to make art? How did culture and, in particular, cinema function as propaganda, as criticism, as a form of self-analysis, as a reflection on war and the kinds of violence it tends to unleash? How did British filmmakers, writers, critics, and politicians understand the nature and consequence of total war as it related to ideas about freedom and security, the idea of national character, and the daunting persistence of human violence? 'War Pictures' is also about violence, aesthetics, and conceptual difficulties of war in general; in other words, beginning with a close and critical analysis of a particular cultural scene, the author makes strong and important claims about where the historiography of war, the philosophy of violence, and aesthetics come importantly together.
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Subject Motion pictures -- Great Britain -- History.
War films -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
War and motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01919878
War films. (OCoLC)fst01170482
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Knowledge Unlatched.
Other Form: Print version: Puckett, Kent. War pictures. First edition. New York : Fordham University Press, 2017 (DLC) 2016051380
ISBN 9780823276523 (electronic bk.)
082327652X (electronic bk.)
9780823280803 (electronic bk.)
0823280802 (electronic bk.)
9780823275748 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780823276509 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000060745331
CHNEW 000950615
CHVBK 483517208
GBVCP 1011008815

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