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Perspectives Of War

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  • 1. Perspectives of War
    • Clint Eastwood’s
    • Flags of Our Fathers
    • &
    • Letters From Iwo Jima
  • 2. Conversion narrative?
  • 3. Emotionalizing conflict?
  • 4. Anti-war films appear during isolationism or opposition to a war.
  • 5. Showing American soldiers as averse to bloodshed and cruelty
  • 6. Features of many (pro-)war films
    • Dehumanizes the enemy.
    • The enemy is rarely shown in close-ups.
    • The enemy is often shown in large groups, as threatening mass rather than individual.
    • Pain is only shown on our side.
  • 7. Topics for discussion
    • Text and context
      • Immediacy and contemporaneity.
      • Realism.
    • Imagology
      • Recognition value rather than truth value
      • Iconosphere
    • Memory
      • Remembering / Re-living
      • Authenticity
  • 8. Images of war
  • 9. The war machinery
  • 10. War heroics
  • 11. Letters From Iwo Jima opening
  • 12. The Japanese war machine
  • 13. Japanese honor
  • 14. Letters and the Japanese
  • 15. Letters
  • 16. Hierarchy