Friday, 26 October 2007

The New Cinema of War

I was recently reading an article titled, "D-Day in Hollywood Motion Pictures: a Brief History of Changing Perceptions of War" by Carsten Hennig ( The Normandy Campaign 1944: Sixty Years on, Edited by John Buckley ), which argued, in part, that the theme of many post-9/11 Hollywood war films ( with many of these depicting or referencing the Civl War, in particular, - another major symbol of American national trauma ) have attempted to incorporate/ameliorate the trauma of 9/11 into American national myth by reframing the image of war. Below is a link to another article by Hennig that addresses this topic more fully.

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