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Combat Films: American Realism, 1945-2010 (2nd Edition) by Steven Jay Rubin PDF

By Steven Jay Rubin

Wrestle movies have lengthy been a staple within the background of yankee cinema. This serious textual content bargains a behind-the-scenes examine essentially the most vital American warfare movies of the final 60 years. in keeping with unique interviews, archival learn and that includes infrequent pictures, this publication covers movies which are thought of surprisingly practical for the style. the unique variation lined warfare movies via global warfare II, whereas the up to date model contains seven new chapters, which tackle the Civil struggle, the yank gunboat presence in China within the Twenties, the Korean battle, the Vietnam warfare, the scuffling with in Mogadishu in 1993 and the warfare in Iraq. assurance is going in the course of the harm Locker (2009).

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A camouflage job was also deemed impossible. , King went south toward big 46 SECTION I : FILMING HISTORY, NOT HEROICS Gen. Frank Savage (Gregory Peck) visits Col. Ben Gately (Hugh Marlowe, right) in the hospital after it is revealed that Gately has been flying with a fractured spine. A nurse (Joyce Mackenzie) stands by. Eglin Field in Florida. On the way, he picked up Colonel John DeRussy at the Army War College in Montgomery, Alabama. DeRussy, former commander of the 305th Bombardment Group, left his teaching job to become the film’s principal technical advisor.

I had Zanuck charter a DC-6, which carried 96 people, and I shipped four tons of equipment by another plane. Thus, a cast of 60 and a crew of 40 were able to leave Hollywood in the morning, unload in Florida in the afternoon and begin shooting the next morning. When shooting was completed, I flew my private plane to Big Springs, Texas, stayed overnight and then went on to Hollywood the next day. M. with the crew and cast and checked into the Fox studio at 4:30 P. , the same day. Then, after a good night’s sleep, everybody was ready to start work the next morning.

An acknowledged expert at directing action sequences — he was, in effect, another Lewis Milestone — Wellman was not known for his grace on the set. He had an intense dislike for ostentation. A former member of the Lafayette Flying Corps during the First World War, Wellman brought a sensitive directorial touch to Battleground. It is surprising that Wellman was able to film two classic studies of the infantry since he always joked that, as an aviator, he was always getting shot at by his own infantry.

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