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Mars in the Movies: A History

Mars in the Movies: A History Arts Reference Reviews Volume 31 · Number 5 · 2017 · 31-38 training and orientation films for the military. It For those who wish to make a film that seems that, like World War I before, or the condemns war, the chapter gives a list of tropes, Korean and Vietnam Wars after, World War II significant to the anti-war film genre. These was the most motion picture friendly war of the include the use of children as victims; emphasis last century. For Hollywood and American on the youth of soldiers; stress on death and culture, World War II remains “a safe bet” to dismemberment; the rape and abuse of women reinforce the comfort-based ideology resting on as allegories or inevitable results of war; claims the known outcome of that war, and Stephen of historical inauthenticity; and/or an Spielberg continues to demonstrate this. unexpectedly tragic ending. Whilst the book appears to have a largely US The printing and general layout of this book perspective, the chapter on “marketing” the makes it quite clear to read and, despite it being 471 pages long, the binding is such that the bombing of Dresden considers the viewpoint of pages lay perfectly open at http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

Mars in the Movies: A History

Reference Reviews , Volume 31 (5): 2 – Jun 19, 2017

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Arts Reference Reviews Volume 31 · Number 5 · 2017 · 31-38 training and orientation films for the military. It For those who wish to make a film that seems that, like World War I before, or the condemns war, the chapter gives a list of tropes, Korean and Vietnam Wars after, World War II significant to the anti-war film genre. These was the most motion picture friendly war of the include the use of children as victims; emphasis last century. For Hollywood and American on the youth of soldiers; stress on death and culture, World War II remains “a safe bet” to dismemberment; the rape and abuse of women reinforce the comfort-based ideology resting on as allegories or inevitable results of war; claims the known outcome of that war, and Stephen of historical inauthenticity; and/or an Spielberg continues to demonstrate this. unexpectedly tragic ending. Whilst the book appears to have a largely US The printing and general layout of this book perspective, the chapter on “marketing” the makes it quite clear to read and, despite it being 471 pages long, the binding is such that the bombing of Dresden considers the viewpoint of pages lay perfectly open at

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Reference ReviewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 19, 2017

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