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The Resource The philosophy of war films, edited by David LaRocca

The philosophy of war films, edited by David LaRocca

Label
The philosophy of war films
Title
The philosophy of war films
Statement of responsibility
edited by David LaRocca
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Wars have played a momentous role in shaping the course of human history. The ever-present specter of conflict has made it an enduring topic of interest in popular culture, and many movies, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, have sought to show the complexities and horrors of war on-screen. In The Philosophy of War Films, David LaRocca compiles a series of essays by prominent scholars that examine the impact of representing war in film and the influence that cinematic images of battle have on human consciousness, belief, and action. The contributors explore a variety of topics, including the aesthetics of war as portrayed on-screen, the effect war has on personal identity, and the ethical problems presented by war Drawing upon analyses of iconic and critically acclaimed war films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Thin Red Line (1998), Rescue Dawn (2006), Restrepo (2010), and Zero Dark Thirty (2012), this volume's examination of the genre creates new ways of thinking about the philosophy of war. A fascinating look at the manner in which combat and its aftermath are depicted cinematically, The Philosophy of War Films is a timely and engaging read for any philosopher, filmmaker, reader, or viewer who desires a deeper understanding of war and its representation in popular culture."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
LaRocca, David
Series statement
The philosophy of popular culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War films
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • War films
Label
The philosophy of war films, edited by David LaRocca
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: war films and the ineffability of war / David LaRocca -- The aesthetics of war on screen. War and representation / Fredric Jameson -- War pictures: digital surveillance from foreign theater to homeland security front / Garrett Stewart -- Lenses into war: digital verite in Iraq war films / Stacey Peebles -- Beyond panopticism: the biopolitical labor of surveillance and war in contemporary film / Joshua Gooch -- Seeing soldiers, seeing persons: Wittgenstein, film theory, and Charlie Chaplin's Shoulder arms / Burke Hilsabeck -- War as condition of self-formation and self-dissolution. Apocalypse within: the war epic as crisis of self-identity / Garry l. Hagberg -- The violated body: affective experience and somatic intensity in Zero dark thirty / Robert Burgoyne -- "All in war with time": medium as meditation in Sherman's march / Lawrence F. Rhu -- The power of memory and the memory of power: wars and graves in Westerns and Jidaigeki / Inger S.B. Brodey -- The ethical tribulations of war. The ubiquitous absence of the enemy in contemporary Israeli war films / Holger Pötzsch -- General Patton and Private Ryan: the conflicting reality of war and films about war / Andrew Fiala -- The work of art in the age of embedded journalism: fiction versus depiction in Zero dark thirty / K. l. Evans -- War, nature, and the absolute. Vernacular metaphysics on Terrence Malick's The thin red line / Robert Pippin -- War and its fictional recovery on screen: narrative management of death in The big red one and The thin red line / Elisabeth Bronfen -- "Profoundly unreconciled to nature": ecstatic truth and the humanistic sublime in Werner Herzog's war films / David LaRocca
Control code
ocn897021771
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (529 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813145129
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 664756
  • 22573/cttb2nn9v
  • 0313ccd9-06d4-4c07-873e-fd45897d8d8b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897021771
Label
The philosophy of war films, edited by David LaRocca
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: war films and the ineffability of war / David LaRocca -- The aesthetics of war on screen. War and representation / Fredric Jameson -- War pictures: digital surveillance from foreign theater to homeland security front / Garrett Stewart -- Lenses into war: digital verite in Iraq war films / Stacey Peebles -- Beyond panopticism: the biopolitical labor of surveillance and war in contemporary film / Joshua Gooch -- Seeing soldiers, seeing persons: Wittgenstein, film theory, and Charlie Chaplin's Shoulder arms / Burke Hilsabeck -- War as condition of self-formation and self-dissolution. Apocalypse within: the war epic as crisis of self-identity / Garry l. Hagberg -- The violated body: affective experience and somatic intensity in Zero dark thirty / Robert Burgoyne -- "All in war with time": medium as meditation in Sherman's march / Lawrence F. Rhu -- The power of memory and the memory of power: wars and graves in Westerns and Jidaigeki / Inger S.B. Brodey -- The ethical tribulations of war. The ubiquitous absence of the enemy in contemporary Israeli war films / Holger Pötzsch -- General Patton and Private Ryan: the conflicting reality of war and films about war / Andrew Fiala -- The work of art in the age of embedded journalism: fiction versus depiction in Zero dark thirty / K. l. Evans -- War, nature, and the absolute. Vernacular metaphysics on Terrence Malick's The thin red line / Robert Pippin -- War and its fictional recovery on screen: narrative management of death in The big red one and The thin red line / Elisabeth Bronfen -- "Profoundly unreconciled to nature": ecstatic truth and the humanistic sublime in Werner Herzog's war films / David LaRocca
Control code
ocn897021771
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (529 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813145129
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 664756
  • 22573/cttb2nn9v
  • 0313ccd9-06d4-4c07-873e-fd45897d8d8b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897021771

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