The American Civil War and the Hollywood War Film

TitleThe American Civil War and the Hollywood War Film
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsTrafton, John
Number of Pages194
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityNew York

The American Civil War was viscerally documented through panorama paintings, photography, and soldier testimonials, leaving behind representational principles that would later inform the development of war film genre codes. This book explores how each of these representational modes cemented different formulas for providing war stories with pathos.

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