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  • 1. <ul><li>US war cinema </li></ul><ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>Luana Sartorato and Giulia Armellin </li></ul>
  • 2. Are US war movies just made to entertain people or do they have also a social aim? <ul><li>American movies: </li></ul><ul><li>give a representation of violence -> seems to be fake </li></ul><ul><li>director’s aim: attract the attention of the crowd </li></ul><ul><li>typical US blockbuster: full of special effects but without a real social meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Examples : Saving Private Ryan – Inglorious Basterds </li></ul>
  • 3. ‘ Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Inglorious Basterds’ <ul><li>Possible answer: there is no social aim by directors </li></ul><ul><li>the war is like a tool-> glorify the US power. </li></ul><ul><li>soldiers presented like brave heros, who are ready to die for the homeland. </li></ul><ul><li>Our perception </li></ul><ul><li>they appear like a war machine </li></ul><ul><li>they behave like robots because they are under the control of the majors </li></ul>
  • 4. Critical reception of these movies <ul><li>In the USA </li></ul><ul><li>Great success all over the country </li></ul><ul><li>Positive critics but with few dissenting opinions </li></ul><ul><li>↓ </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Todd </li></ul><ul><li>stated: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ rubbish.Overdone’ </li></ul><ul><li>All over the world </li></ul><ul><li>An Italian journalist stated: ‘ Realismo estremo, raggiunto con il massimo dell’artificio’ (Saving Private Ryan) </li></ul><ul><li>Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds had a negative critical reception at the Cannes Film Festival </li></ul><ul><li>↓ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Tarantino gets lost in a fictional WWII’ (Le Monde) </li></ul>
  • 5. ‘ The thin red line’ <ul><li>Different from the other two American films. </li></ul><ul><li>Director’s aim Investigates the psychological side of soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>The fears, the hopes, the uncertainty of the protagonists. </li></ul>
  • 6. ‘ La vita è bella’ <ul><li>Roberto Benigni’s masterpiece </li></ul><ul><li>Different representation of the War Background </li></ul><ul><li>The ability of a man to turn such a tragic event into a game </li></ul>
  • 7. The USA vs Italy <ul><li>US films </li></ul><ul><li>Attract the audience </li></ul><ul><li>↓ </li></ul><ul><li>a lot of battles </li></ul><ul><li>dead bodies everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>action scenes </li></ul><ul><li>special effects </li></ul><ul><li>Italian films </li></ul><ul><li>Socially useful </li></ul><ul><li>↓ </li></ul><ul><li>depict a destroyed country that is trying to rise up again </li></ul><ul><li>try to make the viewer understand what happened at that time </li></ul><ul><li>want us to realize how people felt during the war </li></ul>
  • 8. Bibliography <ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Paini, Luigi (1998). Il Sole-24 ore. </li></ul><ul><li>Siskel, Gene. &quot;The Thin Red Line&quot; . Siskel & Ebert . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyLPiJsQRWo&feature=related . Retrieved 2010-02-05 . </li></ul><ul><li>Todd, Richard. Metro.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.metro.co.uk/showbiz/interviews/987-richard-todd </li></ul><ul><li>American movies </li></ul><ul><li>Inglorious Basterds (2009) by Quentin Tarantino. </li></ul><ul><li>Saving Private Ryan (1998) by Steven Spielberg. </li></ul><ul><li>The Thin Red Line (1998) by Terrence Malick. </li></ul><ul><li>Italian movies </li></ul><ul><li>La vita è bella (1997) by Roberto Benigni. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet resources </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia, Inglorious Basterds </li></ul><ul><li>Padua-Dickinson Forums: Forum n.16 </li></ul><ul><li>Available at http://ottonovecento.pbworks.com/w/page/39539675/Forum%2016%20- %20US%20war%20narratives </li></ul>

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