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US Revolutionary War

US Civil War

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Spanish Civil War

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Korean War

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Vietnamese War

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Middle East / North Africa

Irish Civil Wars

Miscellaneous Wars and Military Engagements

Terrorism in Film & TV SEE separate listing of works on international terrorism

The Movies, Race, and Ethnicity: Jews (for Holocaust dramas)
Propaganda and Disinformation (Social, Political, and War Propaganda)
Animation (for WWII-era animation)

Bibliography of books on war movies in the UC Berkeley library

The Combat Film (American Cinema; 6). Video/C 3714

U.S. Revolutionary War

Seiler, Cotton. "The American Revolution." In: The Columbia companion to American history on film : how the movies have portrayed the American past / edited by Peter C. Rollins. New York : Columbia University Press, c2003. (Media Center PN1995.9.U64.C65 2003; Doe Refe PN1995.9.U64.C65 2003; Moffitt PN1995.9.U64.C65 2003; PFA PN1995.9.U64.C65 2003)

1776 or Hassian Renegades(1909)
Directed by D.W. Griffith 84 min. vhs 999:595

America (1924) (1924)
Directed by D.W. Griffith; Cast: Neil Hamilton, Erville Alderson, Carol Dempster, Lionel Barrymore, Louis Wolheim. Torn between his revolutionary political beliefs and his love for the daughter of a Virginia Tory, Nathan Holden struggles with his fellow patriots for independence. But at the crossroads of this path to freedom stands Captain Walter Butler. A murderous redcoat, Butler ravages the fledgling colonies with a band of barbaric Mohawks. 140 min. DVD 60; also on vhs 999:1885
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Bunker Hill Bunny(1950)
Directed by Friz Freleng. Animated short. In the Revolutionary War "Battle of Bagel Heights" of 1776, Patriot Bugs and (Yosemite) Sam Von Schamm, the enemy, try to capture each other's forts. "Who am I? I'm Sam Von Schamm the Hessian, that's who I am!" Sam declares. "You ornery fur-bearin' rebel, you'll pay for this," he emotes, adding, "Ya better say yer prayers, ya flea-bitten varmint, I'm a-gonna blow ya to smithereenies!" After being blown up himself at least three times, Sam admits: "I'm a Hessian without no aggression. If ya can't beat 'em, join 'em." DVD 2073

The Howards of Virginia(1940)
Directed by Frank Lloyd. Cast: Cary Grant, Martha Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, Alan Marshal, Richard Carlson, Paul Kelly. A beautiful, aristocratic Virginian marries a staunchly democratic land surveyor, but they are forced to choose between their love and their political beliefs when the Revolutionary War begins. Based on: The tree of liberty / Elizabeth Page vhs 999:3949
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The Patriot(2000)
Directed by Roland Emmerich. Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs. A hero of the French and Indian conflict, Benjamin Martin had renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. However, when British troops arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger his family, he takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel.

Special features: Commentary by director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin, visual effects interactive featurette, battlefield featurette: "The art of war," the true patriots featurette, conceptual art to film comparisons, deleted scenes with commentary by filmmakers, photo galleries, theatrical trailers, talent files, interactive menus with animation, production notes, scene selections with motion images. 165 min. DVD 378

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The Swamp Fox (TV, Walt Disney Presents)
The Swamp Fox is the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. This patriot fought the British using unusual methods as he matched wits with the Tories in stories of adventure and action. Contents: Episode 1. Birth of the Swamp Fox (broadcast Oct. 23, 1959) -- Episode 2. Swamp Fox: Brother against brother (broadcast Oct. 30, 1959) -- Episode 3. Swamp Fox: Tory vengeance (broadcast Jan. 1, 1960). Leslie Nielsen (The Swamp Fox); John Sutton, Joy Page, Tim Considine, Barbara Eiler. DVD X17
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U.S. Civil War

Browne, Alicia R.; Kreiser, Lawrence A., Jr. "The Civil War and Reconstruction." In: The Columbia companion to American history on film : how the movies have portrayed the American past New York : Columbia University Press, c2003. (Doe Reference Reference Hall; Media Resources Center; Moffitt PN1995.9.U64 C65 2003)
Cripps, Thomas. "The absent presence in American civil war films." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television; Oct1994, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p367, 10p UC users only
Ehrlich, E. "Genres: The Civil War in early film: origin and development of a genre." In: The South and film / Warren French, editor Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1981 (Main Stack PN1995.9.S66.S6; Moffitt PN1995.9.S66.S6)
Gallagher, Gary W. Causes won, lost, and forgotten : how Hollywood & popular art shape what we know about the Civil War Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2008. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks E468.9 .G35 2008)
McPherson, Tara. ""Both Kinds of Arms": Remembering the Civil War." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television; Spring95, Issue 35, p3-18, 16p
Memory and myth : the Civil War in fiction and film from Uncle Tom's cabin to Cold mountain / edited by David B. Sachsman, S. Kittrell Rushing, Roy Morris, Jr. West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS374.C53 M46 2007)
Trodd, Zoe. "'The Cracks between': Cinematic and Proto-Cinematic Counter-Memories of the American Civil War." In: Violating time : history, memory and nostalgia in cinema / edited by Christina Lee. New York : Continuum, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.T55 V56 2008)

Abraham Lincoln (1930)
Directed by D.W. Griffith; Cast: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, Ian Keith, Frank Campeau, Hobart Bosworth, Henry B. Walthall. Abraham Lincoln is D.W. Griffith's first talking picture. It begins with Lincoln's life just prior to his White House ascent. His romance with Ann Rutledge and the famed Lincoln-Douglas debate receive special attention, and Griffith is in his element when picturing the battle scenes of the Civil War. The film concludes with Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre. 84 min. DVD X622; vhs 999:1882
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Andersonville (TV, 1996)
Director, John Frankenheimer. Cast: Jarrod Emick, Frederic Forrest, Ted Marcoux, Cliff De Young, Jan Triska. The Civil War explodes and a small group of Union soldiers fall into the hands of the Confederate army. Overnight, they find themselves herded aboard a prison train bound for the deepest regions of the South, to a slice of Hell carved out of the Georgia clay known as Andersonville. A moving drama that tells the most tragic tales ever to come out of the Civil War. 167 min. DVD 7993
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Birth of a Nation (1915)
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden, Ralph Lewis, George Seigmann, Walter Long. Adapted from Thomas Dixon's novel, The Clansman. A Civil War spectacular, Portraying "life in the South" during and after the Civil War as revealed in a story depicting the war itself, the conflict between the defeated Southerners and emancipated renegade Negroes, the despoiling of the South during the carpetbagger period, and the revival of the Southern white man's honor through the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan. 124 min. DVD 3012; DVD 29; vhs 999:1685 (187 min.), vhs 999:1686 213 min.)
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Civil War Films of D. W. Griffith (Griffith Masterworks)
In the border states (1919, 16 min.), The house with closed shutters (1910, 17 min.), The fugitive (191, 17 min.), His trust (1910, 14 min.), His trust fulfilled (1910, 11 min.), Swords and hearts (1911, 16 min.), The battle (1911, 17 min.) DVD 1541

Ehrlich, E. "Genres: The Civil War in early film: origin and development of a genre." In: The South and film / Warren French, editor Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1981 (Main Stack PN1995.9.S66.S6; Moffitt PN1995.9.S66.S6)

Civil War Films of the Silent Era
Contents: The Coward / director, Reginald Baker ; cast, Frank Keenan, Charles Ray, Margaret Gibson (i.e. Patricia Palmer), Gertrude Claire (1915, 77 min.) -- The Drummer of the 8th (1913, 24 min.) -- Granddad (1913, 29 min.) Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the American Civil War was a deluge of literature, drama and movies. The years 1911-1915 also marked the passage of movies from nickelodeon theaters to movie palaces showing carefully-prepared feature films. These silent films originally produced between 1913 and 1915 feature plots centered on the Civil War and include one feature film and two nickelodeon films by pioneering producer Thomas H. Ince. 134 min. DVD 443

Ehrlich, E. "Genres: The Civil War in early film: origin and development of a genre." In: The South and film / Warren French, editor Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1981 (Main Stack PN1995.9.S66.S6; Moffitt PN1995.9.S66.S6)

Cold Mountain (2003)
Directed by Anthony Minghella. Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone. Inman, a young Confederate soldier, who is injured during the explosive 1864 battle of Petersburg, Virginia, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada awaits him. In Inman's absence, Ada befriends Ruby, who helps her keep up her late father's farm. As Inman struggles to make it home, Ada must find the will to survive as the war drags on and letters go unanswered. 153 min. DVD 2777
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Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Directed by William Wyler. Cast: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Marjorie Main, Robert Middleton, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Phyllis Love. A heart-warming story about the day-to-day experiences of a Quaker family living in Indiana during the Civil War, showing their pacifist religious beliefs, their worldly temptations, their petty feuds, and their reactions in a time of crisis. 137 min. DVD 5562
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The General (Silent, 1927)
Directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, Cast: Keaton, Marion Mack, Charles Smith, Frank Barnes. Engineer Johnnie loves Annabelle Lee and his train, "The General". But when the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer, Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board, and Johnny must rescue both his loves. 75 min. DVD 112; vhs 999:58
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Gettysburg (1993)
Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. Cast: Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Maxwell Caulfield, Kevin Conway, C. Thomas Howell, Richard Jordan, James Lancaster, Stephen Lang, Sam Elliott. On July 1, 1863, more than 150,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were drawn into one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. When it was all over, 50,000 men had paid the ultimate price. Today, Gettysburg is known as the turning point of the war and a pivotal event in American history. Cast: some of the most authentic Civil War battle scenes ever committed to film, and outstanding performances by the cast, "Gettysburg" accurately depicts the events, battles and personal struggles from points of view of soldiers on both sides of the conflict. 254 min. DVD 7992
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Alleva, Richard. " It's all in the acting -- Gettysburg directed by Robert F. Maxwell." Commonweal. Nov 19, 1993. Vol. 120, Iss. 20; p. 27 (2 pages)UC users only
Chadwick, Bruce. "Actor Against Actor." American Heritage; Aug/Sep2004, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p64-66, 3p UC users only
Gallagher, Gary W. "Gettysburg." The Journal of American History. Dec 1994. Vol. 81, Iss. 3; p. 1398 (3 pages)UC users only
Niemi, Robert. "Braveheart" In: History in the media : film and television Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 N54 2006)
Winchell, Mark Royden. "The cause of us all : Ronald F. Maxwell's Gettysburg (1993) and Gods and generals (2003)." In: God, man, and Hollywood : politically incorrect cinema from "The birth of a nation" to "The Passion of the Christ" / Mark Royden Winchell. Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, c2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008; PFA PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008)

Glory (1989)
Directed by Edward Zwick. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman. Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first Black regiment in the Civil War. Based on the letters by Robert Gould Shaw ; based on the book "Lay this laurel" by Lincoln Kirstein ; based on the book "One gallant rush" by Peter Burchard. Special features: Disc 1: Director's audio commentary; picture-in-picture video commentary featuring Ed Zwick, Morgan Freeman & Matthew Broderick ; Disc 2: Documentary "The true story of 'Glory' continues" narrated by Morgan Freeman; "Voices of 'Glory'" featurette; original featurette; deleted scenes; bonus previews; talent files. 122 min. DVD 6920; vhs 999:403
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Gods and Generals (2003)
Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. Cast: Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino, Kevin Conway, C. Thomas Howell, Frankie Faison, Jeremy London, Bruce Boxleitner. Presents the story of three bold men and three fateful Civil War battles. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain left behind a quiet life and a career as a college professor to fight for the Union. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a man of great religious faith who served in the defense of the Confederacy. And Gen. Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate army, was a man who was forced to choose between his loyalty to the United States and his love of the Southern States where he was born and raised. Chamberlain, Jackson, and Lee are followed through the declaration of war and the battles at Manassas, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. 219 min. DVD 1773
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Beck, Roy. "Gods and Generals: Roy Beck considers the historical and moral dimensions of the latest attempt to put Jackson, and the American Civil War itself, on the big screen. (Cross Current).(Movie Review)." History Today 53.2 (Feb 2003): 36(2). UC users only
Buscombe, Edward. "Gods and Generals.(Movie Review)." Sight and Sound 13.9 (Sept 2003): 50(2). UC users only
Niemi, Robert. "Gods and Generals." In: History in the media : film and television Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 N54 2006)
Sharrett, Christopher. "Gods and Generals." Cineaste 28:3 (Summer 2003) p. 36-38 UC users only
Winchell, Mark Royden. "The cause of us all : Ronald F. Maxwell's Gettysburg (1993) and Gods and generals (2003)." In: God, man, and Hollywood : politically incorrect cinema from "The birth of a nation" to "The Passion of the Christ" / Mark Royden Winchell. Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, c2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008; PFA PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008)
Woodworth, Steven E. "Gods and Generals.(Movie Review)." Journal of American History 90.3 (Dec 2003): 1123(2). UC users only

Gone With the Wind (1939)
Directed by Victor Fleming, et al. Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neill, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Carroll Nye, Laura Hope Crews, Ona Munson. An epic story of the Southern aristocracy's fight to maintain it's way of life during the Civil War years. It starts out as Scarlett O'Hara and her family are amongst the ladies and "chivalrous" gentlemen at the Twelve Oaks Plantation's ball before the Civil War begins. As the South finally crumbles down around her, Scarlett devises a way to overcome starvation in order save herself and her family during the war and the following years of reconstruction. DVD Special features: (Disc 3: About the movie) Christopher Plummer narrates the documentary "The making of a legend: Gone with the wind"; "Restoring a legend" chronicles the film/video restoration process; 1939 and 1961 Atlanta Premiere newsreels ; prologue from International release version ; Foreign-language version sample scenes ; historical short subject "The old South"; trailer gallery. Special features: (Disc 4: about the cast) "Melanie remembers: reflections by Olivia de Havilland" exclusive 2004 documentary ; two insightful profiles "Gable: the king remembered" and "Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and beyond" ; the supporting players: cameo portraits of an unforgettable ensemble. Based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell. 222 min. DVD 100; vhs 999:142
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The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt, Hoot Gibson. Colonel Marlowe is in command of a motley assortment of 1200 Union volunteers whose task-- and apparent suicide mission-- is to infiltrate 300 miles of Southern territory and destroy the most strategic rail route in the Confederacy. Marlowe's life is complicated by his ferocious running feud with the company's surgeon, Major Kendall. Based on: The horse soldiers / by Harold Sinclair. 120 min. DVD 7994
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Berg, Gordon. "The Horse Soldier (1959)." America's Civil War; Nov2007, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p66-66, UC users only

John Ford bibliography

The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (ala Strike the Tent) (2005)
Directed by A. Blaine Miller and Julian Adams. Cast: Julian Adams, Gwendolyn Edwards, Amy Redford, Eric Holloway, Joshua Lindsey, Tippi Hedren, Bob Dorian, Mickey Rooney. Robert Adams is a strong-willed southern captain, in the midst of the American Civil War, whose leadership and heart of fire rally his men to fight for their land. Filled with passion, blood, and tragedy, this is a true story of one man's love for his country and for Eveline McCord, his beloved from the North. 96 min. DVD 8127
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The Little Colonel (1935)
Directed by David Butler. Cast: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Bill Robinson, John Lodge, Evelyn Venable, Hattie McDaniel. An old-fashioned Southern colonel has disowned his daughter for marrying a Yankee and resists all entreaties for a reconciliation until he succumbs to the charms of his little granddaughter. Includes the famous "stairs" dance by Temple and "Bojangles" Robinson. 75 min. DVD 6039; vhs Video/C 999:2031
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DuCille, Ann. "The Shirley Temple of my familiar." Transition. Spring 1997. , Iss. 73; pg. 10, 23 pgsUC users only
Osterweil, Ara "Reconstructing Shirley: Pedophilia and Interracial Romance in Hollywood's Age of Innocence." Camera Obscura; Sep2009, Vol. 24 Issue 72, preceding p1-39, 41p UC users only
Orr Vered, Karen. "White and Black in Black and White: Management of Race and Sexuality in the Coupling of Child-Star Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson." Velvet Light Trap Spring97 Issue 39, p52-65, 14p, UC users only

The Littlest Rebel (1935)
Directed by David Butler; Cast: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt, Karen Morley, Bill Robinson. In this spirited musical set during the Civl War only a plea to President Lincoln can save the day when the father of a plantation girl is arrested and charged with espionage against the Yankees. 70 min. DVD 6038; vhs Video/C 999:2031
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DuCille, Ann. "The Shirley Temple of my familiar." Transition. Spring 1997. , Iss. 73; pg. 10, 23 pgsUC users only
Hark, Ina Rae. "Movies and the Resistance to Tyranny." In: American cinema of the 1930s : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85735 2007)
Orr Vered, Karen. "White and Black in Black and White: Management of Race and Sexuality in the Coupling of Child-Star Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson." Velvet Light Trap Spring97 Issue 39, p52-65, 14p, UC users only

The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
Directed by John Huston. Cast: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Andy Devine, John Dierkes, Royal Dano, Arthur Hunnicutt. Classic story from the American Civil War, about a raw farm boy who, in 1862, as a recruit in the Union Army, loses his courage in the heat of battle, then regains it in a bitter conflict the following day. Based on the novel by Stephen Crane. DVD 7995
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Ride with the Devil (1999)
Directed by Ang Lee. Cast: Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jewel, Jeffrey Wright, Jonathan Rhys Mayer, James Caviezel, Thomas Guiry, Tom Wilkinson. In a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border, a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave and a young widow form an unlikely friendship as they learn how to survive during the Civil War, in a place without rules. 139 min. DVD 1157
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Kauffmann, Stanley. "Fact as Fiction and Vice Versa." New Republic; 12/20/99, Vol. 221 Issue 25, p30-32, 2pUC users only
Matthews, Peter. "Gone with the Wounded." Sight & Sound, Dec99, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p34-35, 2p
Tibbetts, John C. "The Hard Ride: Jayhawkers and Bushwhackers in the Kansas-Missouri Border Wars--"Ride with the Devil."" Literature Film Quarterly, 1999, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p189, 7p UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. ""Plains" speaking : sound, sense, and sensibility in Ang Lee's Ride with the devil." In: The literature/film reader : issues of adaptation / edited by James M. Welsh, Peter Lev. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007. (Main Stack PN1997.85.L516 2007)
Thomson, David . "Ride with the Devil." Film Comment. Nov/Dec 1999. Vol. 35, Iss. 6; p. 4 (5 pages)UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "Ride with the Devil." American Historical Review, Feb2000, Vol. 105 Issue 1, p325, 2p; UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "The Hard Ride: Jayhawkers and Bushwhackers in the Kansas-Missouri Border Wars-Ride with the Devil." Literature/Film Quarterly 27. 3 (1999): 189-195 UC users only
Winchell, Mark Royden. "Copperhead cinema : Ang Lee's Ride with the devil (1999) and Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York (2002)." In: God, man, and Hollywood : politically incorrect cinema from "The birth of a nation" to "The Passion of the Christ" / Mark Royden Winchell. Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, c2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008; PFA PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008)

Rio Lobo (1970)
Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam, Victor French, Susana Dosamantes. A spectacular robbery of a Union pay train by Confederate guerillas leads to the train's colonel befriending the leaders of the robbery when the war ends. Together, they seek the Union traitors responsible for a string of Confederate train robberies. 114 min. DVD X4602
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Shenandoah (1965)
Directed by Andrew W. McLaglen. Cast: James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne, Katharine Ross, Rosemary Forsyth, Phillip Alford, Paul Fix, James Best. A Virginia farmer during the Civil War refuses to support either the Confederacy or the Union until his son is taken prisoner and, seeing the horrors of war first-hand, he is forced at last to take his stand. 106 min. DVD 8064
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Their One Love (1915)
Directed by John Harvey. Cast: Madeline and Marion Fairbanks, Robert Wilson, Charles Emerson. One of the many Civil War movies made during the 50th anniversary of the conflict and one of Thanhouser's last one-reel dramas. It features an elaborate and spectacular night battle sequence with pyrotechnics and electric lighting effects. 15 min. DVD 5864; vhs 999:2841
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World War I

08/15 (1954)
Director: Paul May. Cast: Joachim Fuchsberger, O.E. Hasse, Gustav Knuth, Hans Christian Blech, Peter Carsten, Mario Adorf, Emmerich Schrenk. This finely crafted look into life in a German military barracks shortly before WWII is the story of a rebellious young trainee who launches a mutiny against his superiors. Although the film focuses primarily on the tribulations of the new recruit it also presents a fascinating look at the lives of other soldiers, officers and civilians (most of whom are played by non-professional actors). The film's title refers to a particular type of German military pistol. Based on the novel 08/15 in der Partei by Hans Hellmut Kirst 299 min. DVD X6476 (with English subtitles); vhs 999:3125 (without English subtitles)
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Director: Lewis Milestone. Cast: Louis Wolheim, Lewis Ayres, John Wray, Slim Summerville, William Bakewell, Arnold Lucy, Ben Alexander, Scott Kolk, Owen Davis, Jr., Walter Browne Rogers. In this realistic depiction of the lives of ordinary German soldiers Paul Baumer and his school chums are encouraged to enlist by their bombastic, slogan-chanting teacher, but they quickly learn that actual war is more gore than glory, as they crawl through mud, huddle in trenches, suffer the ordeal of frenzied hand-to-hand combat and dodge screaming shells during World War I. Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. 130 min. DVD 340; vhs 999:104
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Awards & Honors

Academy Award: Best Picture; Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

"All Quiet on the Western Front." In: Best American screenplays. First series : complete screenplays / edited by Sam Thomas ; foreword by Frank Capra. New York : Crown Publishers, c1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.A1 B36 1986)

All Quiet on the Western Front (TV, 1979)
Director: Delbert Mann. Cast: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, Patricia Neal. In this realistic depiction of the lives of ordinary German soldiers Paul Baumer and his school chums are encouraged to enlist by their bombastic, slogan-chanting teacher, but they quickly learn that actual war is more gore than glory, as they crawl through mud, huddle in trenches, suffer the ordeal of frenzied hand-to-hand combat and dodge screaming shells during World War I. Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. 131 min. DVD 249
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Behind the Lines (Regeneration) (1997)
Directed by by Gillies Mackinnon. Cast: Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Jonny Lee Miller, Stuart Bunce, Tanya Allen. As a psychiatrist at a respected Scottish asylum, Dr. Rivers heals shellshocked soldiers so they can be sent back into the trenches. Then he encounters a different kind of patient--a war hero sent to the asylum for publishing an outspoken anti-war pamphlet. As each struggles to cope with the war, the line between patient and doctor begins to blur. Taken from Pat Barker's 1991 novel "Regeneration" and based on true events. 95 min. DVD 4936
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Big Parade (1925)
Director: King Vidor. Cast: John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell, Claire Adams, Robert Ober, Tom O'Brien, Karl Dane, Rosita Marstini. This film, the first realistic motion picture about war, recounts the experiences of James Apperson, an American soldier in France during World War I who takes an amorous interest in Melisande, a french farm girl. During a violent battle his two comrades are killed and James is seriously wounded and eventually returned to the U.S. When he learns his former girl friend is in love with his brother James returns to France to find Melisande. 142 min. (2 discs) DVD X1237 [preservation copy]; vhs 999:2597
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Block-heads(1938)
Director, John G. Blystone. Cast: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. During WWI, Stan is left to guard a trench. Twenty years after the war, Stan is found at his post and brought back to America. Ollie, now married, goes to visit Stan in the Old Soldiers' Home and invites him for a meal, but Mrs. Hardy walks out in protest. Stan and Ollie's disastrous attempts to cook bring them into contact with attractive neighbor Mrs. Gilbert -- and her shotgun-wielding husband. 58 min. (2 versions, restored b&w, computer-colour version) DVD 2869

Boom Boom (1936)
Directed by Jack King. Animated short. "World War I, apparently. There is a series of quick blackout gags, including a soldier that throws the pin, is blown sky-high by the grenade, and is caught in a net by an ambulance driver; one soldier's encounters with very smart bullets; a machine gunner with the jitters. Porky leads a charge, but with no support from his company, he runs back and dives under Beans' bunk. After a quick chorus of "You're in the Army Now," a messenger pigeon drops in with news that General Hardtack is being held prisoner. They dash off in a motorcycle/sidecar, chased by another smart bullet, and arrive in the nick of time to dispatch the general's captors. They fly off in a plane and get shot down to end up together in the hospital." [Internet Movie Database] Included on DVD 8051

Bosko the Doughboy(Black anthology cartoons. Vol. 2)
Pre-MGM Bosko. Bosko is bored with the war until the enemy shoots Boskos' photo of Honey. Then he goes into action with violent results. DVD X942; vhs 999:2141

Broken Lullaby (1932)
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, Louise Carter, Lucien Littlefield. A young French soldier in World War 1 is overcome with guilt whenever he kills a German soldier who is a musician like he is. Despite the horrors of war he goes to Germany to see the victim's family. Based on the play by Maurice Rostand adapted by Reginald Berkeley. 82 min. DVD X2086
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Capitaine Conan (1996)
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Cast: Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq, Catherine Rich, Francois Berleand, Claude Rich. Conan, a dedicated career soldier, serves the band of fifty French irregulars under his command in the Great War. After the signing of the 1919 Armistice, Conan lays down his arms and attempts to extricate his men from the war but his troops continue to fight for nine months after the war is ended. Based on the novel by Roger Vercel. 130 min. DVD 1256
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Civilization (1915)
Director, Reginald Barker, Thomas H. Ince, Raymond B. West. Cast: Howard Hickman, Enid Markey, Herschel Mayall, Lola May, George Fisher. Silent film set in a mythical kingdom, Civilization was released just before America's entry into World War I. The film is a strong appeal for pacifism, and paints a vivid portrait of the madness of war, with images of the destruction and devastation that are the inevitable result of global conflict. 86 min. DVD X1023 [preservation copy]; vhs 999:3654
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The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Director, Edmund Goulding. Cast: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp. Two British fighter pilots of the Royal Flying Corps stationed in France during World War I face the grim realities of war, and learn a great deal about friendship, heroism and patriotism in the process. 103 min. DVD 8052; vhs 999:3215
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Davis, John "Notes on Warner Brothers Foreign Policy." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television; Spring72, Issue 4, p23-33, 11p
Pisano, Dominick A. "The Dawn Patrol and the World War I Air Combat Film Genre: An Exploration of American Values." In: Hollywood's World War I : motion picture images / edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O?Connor. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, [1997] (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt D522.23 .H65 1997)

Farewell to Arms (1932)
Director: Frank Borzage. Cast: Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolph Menjou. A screen version of Ernest Hemingway's novel about romance and desertion during World War I in Italy. An American officer in the Italian ambulance corps is wounded, falls in love with an English Red Cross nurse and joins her in Switzerland. 90 min. DVD X2983; vhs 999:92
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Laurence, Frank M. "Death In The Matinee: The Film Endings of Hemingway's Fiction." Literature/Film Quarterly. Winter 1974. Vol. 2, Iss. 1; pg. 44, 8 pgs UC users only
Leff, Leonard J. "Farewell to Arms and other amputations." Film Comment. New York: Jan 1995. Vol. 31, Iss. 1; pg. 70, 3 pgs UC users only
Rao, B. Gopal. "Cinematic Adaptation Of Hemingway's 'A Farewell To Arms:' The Problem Of Ending." Indian Journal of American Studies, 1995, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p142-146, 5p

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A Farewell to Arms(1957)
Director Charles Vidor. Cast: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Alberto Sordi. Romance of an American ambulance driver wounded in World War I who falls in love with his nurse. 152 min. DVD 7626
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The Fighting 69th (1940)
Director: William Keighley. Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, Dennis Morgan, Dick Foran, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Henry O'Neill, John Litel, Sammy Cohen, Harvey Stephens, DeWolf Hopper, Tom Dugan, Frank Wilcox. "The Fighting 69th" is based on a World War I regiment consisting mostly of New York-Irish soldiers. Jerry Plunkett is the cockiest member of a cocky crew, a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself. The officers and enlisted of the regiment do their best to instill discipline in Plunkett, and the chaplain, Father Duffy, tries to make Plunkett see the greater good. None of them seem to succeed. In the trenches, Plunkett acts selfishly and cowardly, eventually costing the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. A final act of cowardice leads to terrible consequences, but Plunkett sees in them a chance to redeem himself. Special features: Warner night at the movies 1940, which includes "Brother Orchid" theatrical trailer, newsreel, "London can take it!" and "Young America flies" shorts; classic cartoons "The fighting 69 1/2th" and "Pilgrim Porky," and "The fighting 69th" theatrical trailer; audio-only April 6, 1942 broadcast of a radio adaption of the film, starring Pat O'Brien, Robert Preston and Ralph Bellamy. 90 min. DVD X4188
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Leab, Daniel J. " The Fighting 69th: An Ambiguous Portrait of Isolationism/Interventionism." In: Hollywood's World War I : motion picture images / edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O?Connor. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, [1997] (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt D522.23 .H65 1997)

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
Director: Rex Ingram. Cast: Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard, Bridgetta Clark, Rudolf Valentino, Virginia Warwick. When his girlfriend's husband is blinded in the war, a wealthy Argentinian's son is persuaded to enlist in the war effort, spurred on by a recruiter who believes that WWI is the beginning of the Apocalypse. Partly set in Argentina, partly in France this anti-German story describes the horrors of WW I as the background for a tragic story of illicit love. It was Rex Ingram's first truly successful movie and established Valentino as a star. Based on the novel of the same title by Vicente Blasco Ibañez. 150 min. DVD X6384; vhs 999:1655
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"The Four Horsemen." Film & History ; May1973, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p6-7, 2p UC users only
O'Leary, Liam. Rex Ingram : master of the silent cinema / Liam O'Leary Dublin : Academy Press, 1980 (NRLF (UCB) PN1998.A3 .I626)

Four Sons (1928)
Director: John Ford. Cast: Margaret Mann, James Hall, Charles Morton, Francis X. Bushman, Jr., George Meeker, June Collyer. Tells the tale of the Bavarian Bernle family and how their lives are affected by the outbreak of World War I. Mother Bernle is heartbroken when her sons are called to the front-- and on opposite sides. As two choose to fight for the Allies, while the other two fight for the Germans, the family is visited by the inevitable cruel irony of war: not only are the brothers likely to discover one another on the battlefield, they may also find a sibling among the fallen. 96 min. DVD 9376
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Die Frau und der Fremde (East Germany, 1985)
Directed by Rainer Simon. Kathrin Waligura, Joachim Lätsch, Peter Zimmermann, Katrin Knappe, Christine Schore, Siegfried Höchst, Ulrich Mühe. Story of two soldiers fighting together in World War I who become close friends while serving in a German POW camp. Richard shares intimate stories about his wife Anna with Karl who falls in love with her in his thoughts. Karl manages a successful escape and goes to Richard's home where he seeks refuge posing as Richard. Anna knows he is not her husband but feels a growing response to him. Then, one day Richard returns. Based on the short story "Karl und Anna" by Leonhard Frank. 97 min. DVD X2607
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Gallipoli (1981)
Director: Peter Weir. Two young men in the Australia army in 1915 become part of the legendary World War I confrontation between the German allied Turks and Australia. 111 min. DVD 4839; vhs 999:522
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Bliss, Michael. "Dreams within a dream : the films of Peter Weir." Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2000. (MAIN: PN1998.3.W44 B58 2000)
Hentzi, Gary, "Peter Weir and the cinema of new age humanism." Film Quarterly; 1990/91, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p2-12, 11p UC users only
Jackson, Kenneth J. "Gallipoli." In: Past imperfect : history according to the movies / general editor, Mark C. Carnes ; edited by Ted Mico, John Miller-Monzon, and David Rubel. New York : H. Holt, 1995. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995; Moffitt PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995; Compar Ethn PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995)
Niemi, Robert. "Gallipoli." In: History in the media : film and television Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 N54 2006)
"Peter Weir on Gallipoli: "I felt somehow I was really touching history." Literature/Film Quarterly. 1981. Vol. 9, Iss. 4; p. 213 (5 pages) UC users only
Rayner, Jonathan. The films of Peter Weir New York : Continuum, c2003. (MAIN: PN1998.3.W44 R39 2003)
Stewart, Mathew. "Gallipoli." History Today, Feb2003, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p45, 7p, UC users only

Grand Illusion (1937)
Director Jean Renoir's classic anti-war film. A non-inflammatory World War I film set on the front in 1916, before American involvement. It is a study of a prisoner of war camp and the disillusionment of captors and prisoners alike. 111 min. DVD 141; vhs 999:82
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Guerrilla Brigade (Vsadniki) (1939)
Directed by Igor Savchenko. Cast: Lev Sverdlin, Stepan Shkurat, Mikhail Troyanovsky, Piotr Masokha, Leonid Kmit. A drama about the welcome, by some Ukrainians, of the German army into Ukraine in 1918, and resistance of the invaders by other Ukrainians. 110 min. vhs 999:3671
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Hearts of the World (1918)
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Erich von Stroheim, Robert Harron, Kate Bruce, Ben Alexander, George Fawcett. In this film (Griffith's classic drama of World War I) a small village in France is overrun by German soldiers, causing danger to a young couple in love. Filmed on location in Europe in 1917 with the cooperation of the British War Office and the French Government. 110 min. vhs 999:1891
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Hell's Angels (1930)
Directors, Howard Hughes, Marshall Neilan, Luther Reed, James Whale. Cast: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow, Lucien Prival. The story of three Oxford University buddies, two English brothers and a German who are called to battle by their countries during World War I. Known for its exciting dogfight sequences between the R.A.F. and German fighter planes, the producer, Howard Hughes, used 137 pilots in all. The picture is perhaps most notable for introducing Jean Harlow to the screen. 129 min. DVD X1060; vhs 999:2184
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Baird, Robert. "Hell's Angels above The Western Front." In: Hollywood's World War I : motion picture images / edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O?Connor. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, [1997] (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt D522.23 .H65 1997)
Wetta, Frank J.; Novelli, Martin A. "Good Bombing, Bad Bombing: Hollywood, Air Warfare, and Morality in World War I and World War II." OAH Magazine of History, Oct2008, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p25-29, 5p UC users only

Hollywood: Vol. 4: Hollywood Goes to War.
Contents: Includes rare footage and excerpts from": Hearts of the world (1918) -- The Big parade (1925) -- What price glory (1926) -- Wings (1927). Interviews: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., King Vidor, Lillian Gish, Blanche Sweet. The outbreak of World War I provided Hollywood with one of its greatest sources of plots - and profits. As the American mood shifted away from neutrality, Hollywood followed, abandoning films with pacifist themes for stories of war at the front. With the arrival of peace, war films vanished until King Vidor made The Pig Parade in 1925, followed by What Price Glory and All Quiet on the Western Front. 52 min. Video/C 6157

J'Accuse. (France, 1919)
Directed by Abel Gance. Cast: Romuald Joubé, Maxime Desjardins, Séverin-Mars, Angèle Guys, Marise Dauvray. J'accuse is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. It was referred to by Gance as "a human cry against the bellicose din of armies." Stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a young woman who is unhappily married to an older man François, but is actually in love with a young poet Jean Diaz. Both Jean and François end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of was, depicted with stark realism. Paris pendant la guerre (Paris during the war): A rare comical look at Parisian life during wartime. These short vignettes feature several popular performers of the day (including: Félix Galipaux, M. Rablet, Marcel Simon, M. Boucot, Jane Faber) ; also includes François Poulbot's famous political cartoons. Disc 1. Feature, parts 1-2 -- Disc 2. Conclusion; bonus features: Paris pendant la guerre = Paris during the war (1915, ca. 31 min.) / Revue cinématique de MM. André Heuzé et Henri Diamant-Berger ; music Robert Israel. -- Fighting the war (1916). Accompanying booklet: Includes extensive essay by Kevin Brownlow, who draws from his research and face to face interviews with Gance. Additional essay by Leslie Hankins analyzes the influence J'Accuse had on the works of Virginia Woolf, as well as its lasting impact on artists today. Notes by Annike Kross of the Nederlands Filmmuseum detail the film's restoration. 166 min. DVD X665; vhs 999:2109
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J'Accuse. (France, 1938)
Directed by Abel Gance. Cast: Victor Francen, Jean-Max, Renee Devillers, Marie Lou. J'Accuse was first released in 1919 as a silent film, but during the late thirties, appalled at the prospect of a second World War, Gance retold his story in a vastly different version to challenge the awful onslaught of history. Jean Diaz is a research scientist who survived the carnage of WWI and swears to dedicate his life to ending war, a burden which drives him to madness. When he discovers his work is being exploited by the military-industrial establishment, he summons up the millions of dead soldiers from World War I to rise from their graves, to bring the world to its senses. Gance's monumental work anticipated the terrible destructive capability of modern weapons and remains a powerful statement for today. 125 min. vhs 999:2109; vhs 999:2384
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Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Directed by Dalton Trumbo. Cast: Tomothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards, Donald Sutherland, Diane Varsi. In 1918 a soldier is badly wounded and has both his arms and legs amputated. Plunged into a chilling nightmare, we hear the young war victim's thoughts. Based on a novel by Dalton Trumbo. 106 min. DVD 7331
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Blackmore, Tim. "Lazarus Machine: Body Politics in Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun." Mosaic 33.4 (Dec 2000): 1. UC users only
Early, Emmett. "Johnny Got His Gun." In: The war veteran in film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V44 E27 2003)
Hanson, Peter. Dalton Trumbo, Hollywood rebel : a critical survey and filmography / by Peter Hanson. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2001. (Main Stack PS3539.R928.Z69 2001)
Macnab, Geoffrey. "Johnny Got His Gun." Sight & Sound, Sep2004, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p96-97, 2p UC users only
Norden, Martin F. "Johnny Got His Gun: Evolution of an Antiwar Statement." In: Hollywood's World War I : motion picture images / edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. OConnor. Place/Publisher Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, [1997] (Main Stack D522.23.H65 1997; Moffitt D522.23.H65 1997)

Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) (France | Germany | UK | Belgium | Romania, 2005)
Directed by Christian Carion. Cast: Diane Kruger, Benno Furmann, Guillaume Canet, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon, Daniel Bruhl, Alex Ferns, Steven Robertson, Frank Witter, Bernard Le Coq, Ian Richardson, Lucas Belvaux. Loosely based on true episodes, this film tells the story of German, French, and Scottish soldiers in the bloody trenches of World War I and the miraculous Christmas Eve truce they unexpectedly forge. Follows a French lieutenant, a Scottish priest, and a German tenor and his beloved Danish soprano as music and the spirit of Christmas create bonds between enemies. 116 min. DVD 6644
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Ousselin, Edward. "Joyeux Noel." The French Review, October 2006, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p261-262, 2pUC users only
Pelz, William A. "Joyeux Noel." Film & History, Spring2008, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p65-66, 2pUC users only
Toumarkine, Doris. "Joyeux Noel." Film Journal International, Apr2006, Vol. 109 Issue 4, p137-137, 2/3pUC users only

La France (France, 2007)
Directed by Serge Bozon. Cast: Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Guillaume Depardieu, Guillaume Verdier, François Négret, Laurent Talon, Pierre Léon, Benjamin Esdraffo, Didier Brice, Laurent Lacotte, Laurent Valero, Lionel Turchi, Bob Boisadan. French farm girl Camille is awaiting news of her husband, who is fighting at the front. After she receives an enigmatic letter ending their relationship, she dresses up as a boy and joins a wandering regiment in search of her estranged love. Skirting the edges of battlefields, the platoon haunts the screen like shell-shocked specters, awakening for four uncannily beautiful musical numbers played on homemade string instruments. 102 min. DVD X3883
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Dargis, Manohla. "World War I on Their Minds, '60s Pop in Their Hearts." New York Times; 07/11/2008, p16, 0p
Peranson, Mark. "Band on the Run: Serge Bozon's La France." Cinema Scope, Winter2008, Issue 33, p6-10, 5p UC users only
Smith, Gavin. "La France." Film Comment; Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p40-40 UC users only

Life and Nothing But (La Vie et rien d'autre) (France, 1989)
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Cast: Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azema, Pascale Vignal, Maurice Barrier. Two women search for the men they love in the aftermath of World War I in France. They encounter an imperious army officer, Major Dellaplane, a man obsessed with accounting for France's war casualities. The army wants to forget the mass of missing men and has ordered Dellaplane to find one certifiably French unknown soldier to honor with burial under the Arc de Triomphe. In the course of his mission, Dellaplane learns the fate of the women's loved ones and a shocking secret that may determine the fate of the women themselves. 137 min. DVD 6624; vhs 999:2507
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The Little American (1917)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Walter Long. A young American woman agrees to help the French against Germany in WWI, but when she arrives in France, she finds her aunt has died and her lover is fighting for the Germans. Silent with music soundtrack added. 65 min. DVD X2012; vhs 999:3723
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DeBauche, Leslie M. "The American Girl Defeats the Hun: The Little American." In: American cinema of the 1910s : themes and variations / edited by Charlie Keil and Ben Singer. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85733 2009)
"The Little American." Film & History, May1973, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p5-6, 2p UC users only
Whissel, Kristen. "Mobilizing Melodrama: The Little American and the Struggle Over Wartime Identity." In: America first : naming the nation in US film edited by Mandy Merck. London ; New York : Routledge, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.U64 M47 2007)

The Lost Battalion (2001)
Director, Russell Mulcahy. Cast: Rick Schroder, Phil McKee, Adam James, Jay Rodan, Daniel Caltagirone, Michael Goldstrom, Rhys Miles Thomas. In the closing days of World War I, the men of the U.S. Army's 77th Division, 308th Battalion were surrounded by German troups in the Argonne Forest. Without food, water or reserve ammunition, cut off from supply and communication lines, and subjected to constant assaults and bombardments, they managed to hold off the enemy until they were finally rescued after five days of desperate action. 100 min. DVD 1210
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Niemi, Robert. "The Lost Battalion." In: History in the media : film and television Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 N54 2006)

The Lost Patrol (1934)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford, Reginald Denny, Alan Hale, J.M. Kerrigan, Billy Bevan. A tense drama about British cavalryman lost in the Mesopotamian desert during World War I who are pursued constantly by Arab sharpshooters. When the leader of the patrol is killed, McLaglen takes charge of the eleven ragged survivors. This film established John Ford's reputation as a director internationally. 72 min. DVD 5643
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Konzett, Delia. "War and orientalism in Hollywood combat film." Quarterly Review of Film and Video. Oct-Dec 2004. Vol. 21, Iss. 4; pg. 327 UC users only

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Love Light (1921)
Directed by Frances Marion. Cast: Mary Pickford, Evelyn Dumo, Fred Thomson, Edward Phillips, Albert Prisco, Raymond Bloomer. Angela tends a lighthouse in an Italian fishing village while her brothers are fighting at the front. She discovers a foreign sailor washed ashore, nurses him back to health and falls in love with him. After they marry and have a baby, she discovers that he is a German spy and that her innocent actions have helped cause the death of her brother. Considered to be one of Pickford's most fully realized adult characters, the film shows her astonishing range: from pure slapstick, to moments of pathos, to a harrowing descent into madness. 75 min. DVD X1998; vhs 999:2636
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Lucky Star (1929)
Directed by Frank Borzage. Cast: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn Williams, Hedwig Reicher, Paul Fix. Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his legs. Home again, Tim is visited by Mary, and they are powerfully attracted to each other; but his physical handicap prevents him from declaring his love for her. Deeper complications set in when Martin, Tim's former sergeant and a bully, takes a shine to Mary. From the story Three episodes in the life of Timothy Osborn by Tristram Tupper. 100 min. DVD X720
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Mata Hari (1932)
Directed by George Fitzmaurice. Cast: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone. "Men worshipped her like a goddess, only to be betrayed by a kiss!" Tells the dramatic story of the true life adventures of "the most dangerous and famous spy of all time," the World War I spy Mata Hari. 90 min. vhs 999:3685
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Morgenrot (Germany, 1930)
Directed by Vernon Sewell and Gustav Ucicky. The adventures of the German U-boat U-21, during World War I. In German without English subtitles. 75 min. vhs 999:305
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My Four Years in Germany (1917)
Directed by William Nigh. A dramatization of the American ambassador to Germany James Gerard's book of World War I German intrigue and cruelties. 123 min. vhs 999:2236
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Nerven (Nerves)(Germany, 1919)
Director, Robert Reinert. Cast: Eduard von Winterstein, Lya Borée, Erna Morena, Paul Bender, Lili Dominici, Rio Ellbon. In this drama filmmaker Robert Reinert tried to capture the nervous epidemic caused by war and misery which drives people mad. His portrait of the life in 1919 Germany, filmed on location in Munich, describes the cases of different people from all levels of society. Factory owner Roloff loses his mind in view of catastrophes and social disturbances. Teacher John is the hero of the masses. Marja turns into a radical revolutionary. Using different fragments the Munich Film Museum was able to reconstruct this forgotten German classic; a unique historical document and a precursor of the 1920s expressionist cinema. Special features: Bilder von der Volksbewegung in München (1919, 3 min.) ; München im Zeichen der Räterepublik (1919, 11 min.) 110 min. DVD X779
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No Man's Land: Hell on Earth (Niemandsland) (Germany, 1931)
Directed by Victor Trivas and George Shdanoff. Music by Hanns Eisler. The story of five men -- an Englishman, a Frenchman, a German, a Russian Jew and a Black man, who meet on the battlefield of World War I. Setting aside their prejudices, they refuse to kill each other and march forward against the real enemy -- War! The themes of international brotherhood resulted in this film being destroyed by the Nazis in 1933, but a surviving American print was discovered and restored. 70 min. vhs 999:3142
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Oh! What a Lovely War(UK, 1969)
Director: Richard, Attenborough. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Phyllis Calvert, Jean Pierre Cassel, John Gielgud, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth More, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Maggie Smith, Susannah York, John Mills, Ian Holm. A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war, including the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-mans-land, and the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers newly arrived at the front, after successfully capturing a ridge that had been contested for some time. Special features: Commentary by director Lord Richard Attenborough; 3-part documentary: Welcome to World War I, The Smith family album, Keep the home fires burning. Based on Joan Littlewood's theatre workshop production by Charles Chilton and the members of the original cast after a stage treatment by Ted Allan. 144 min. DVD 6676
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Bolas, Terry. "Richard Attenborough, Oh! What a Lovely War." Screen 1969 10: 84-90 UC users only

Paths of Glory (1957)
Director: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Meeker, George Macready, Wayne Morris, Richard Anderson, Joseph Turkel, Susanne Christian, Jerry Hausner, Peter Capell, Emile Meyer, Berl Freed, Ken Dibbs, Timothy Carey. During World War I on the French front, a regiment of soldiers are set up for suicide missions and are generally manipulated in ways that show no regard for their lives. Based on the novel "Paths of glory" by Humphrey Cobb. Originally released as a motion picture in 1957. Special features on DVD X7263: Commentary by critic Gary Giddins; Audio interview with Stanley Kubrick conducted by Jeremy Bernstein (1966); Television interview with Kirk Douglas (1979); Video interview with James B. Harris; Video interview with Christiane Kubrick; Video interview with Jan Harlan; Segment from a French news program detailing the World War I tragedy involving French Corporal Théophile Maupas (1997); Theatrical trailer. Booklet: "We have met the enemy ..." essay by James Naremore. 89 min. DVD X7263 (restored version); DVD 258; vhs 999:432
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Radetzkymarsch (Austria / West Germany, TV, 1965)
Directed by Michael Kehlmann. Cast: Leopold Rudolf, Xandi Schwarz, Helmuth Lohner, Karl Ehmann, Rudolf Rhomberg, Jane Tilden, Manfred Inger, Fritz Eckhard, Hertha Martin, Eva Fiebig, Walter Sedlmyr. Taking place in Vienna, Austria, the story concerns an aristocratic family right before the outbreak of WWI. Baron Franz Von Trotta is the son of a war hero who saved the Emperor's life. He was raised in royalty under the Emperor's care and not allowed to join the army himself, so he pressures his son, Carl Joseph, to join the military. Carl Joseph is weak and wants no part of the armed forces, but soon WWI breaks out and lessens his chances for escape. In German without subtitles. 210 min. DVD 7718
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Seas Beneath (1931)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: George O'Brien, Marion Lessing, Mona Maris, Walter C. Kelly, Warren Hymer, Henry Victor. In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle. 89 min. DVD 9389
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Sergeant York (1941)
Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges. A dramatization of the life of Alvin C. York, a man from Tennessee who was torn between his religious pacifism and his patriotic duty during Workd War I, who went on to become the most famous hero of the war after capturing 132 German soldiers during the battle of Argonne. Special DVD features: Commentary by film historian Jeanine Basinger; 2 insightful documentaries; classic cartoon "Porky's preview"; vintage short "Lions for sale"; Gary Cooper movies trailer gallery. 134 min. DVD X550
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Shoulder Arms (1918)
Directed by and Cast: Charles Chaplin. "Charlie is in boot camp in the "awkward squad." Once in France he gets no letters from home. He finally gets a package containing limburger cheese which requires a gas mask and which he throws over into the German trench. He goes "over the top" and captures thirteen Germans ("I surrounded them"), then volunteers to wander through the German lines disguised as a tree trunk. With the help of a French girl he captures the Kaiser and the Crown Prince and is given a statue and victory parade in New York and then ... fellow soldiers wake him from his dream." [from the Internet Movie Database] DVD 235

Hammond, Michael. "'So essentially human': The appeal of Charles Chaplin's Shoulder Arms in Britain, 1918." Early Popular Visual Culture, Aug2010, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p297-313, 17p UC users only
Latham, James. "Patriotic Satire: Shoulder Arms." In: American cinema of the 1910s : themes and variations / edited by Charlie Keil and Ben Singer. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85733 2009)

Three Comrades (1938)
Director, Frank Borzage. Screenplay, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edward A. Paramore. Cast: Margaret Sullavan, Robert Taylor, Robert Young, Franchot Tone, Guy Kibbee. A poignant love story centered around the lives of three young, disillusioned returned soldiers caught up in the turmoil of post World War I Germany. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who is dying of tuberculosis. Careful self-censorship by the producer lessened the film's impact as an indictment of Nazi Germany, yet despite the Hollywood makeover of Remarque's novel the film still conveys the haunting sense of hopelessness and waste felt by a generation of youth indelibly marked by the war and its consequences. From the book by Erich Maria Remarque. 95 min. DVD 1768
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Dumont, Hervé. Frank Borzage. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.B68 D8613 2006) F. Scott Fitzgerald's screenplay for Three comrades by Erich Maria Remarque / edited, with an afterword, by Matthew J. Bruccoli. Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1978] c1938.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. F. Scott Fitzgerald's screenplay for Three comrades by Erich Maria Remarque / edited, with an afterword, by Matthew J. Bruccoli. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1978] c1938. (Graduate Services Modern Authors Collection XMAC.F553.F153; Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .T47 1978)
Jones, Kent. "The sanctum of love." Film Comment, Sep/Oct97, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p32, 9p UC users only
Lamster, Frederick. Souls made great through love and adversity : the film work of Frank Borzage / by Frederick Lamster Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1981 (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 .B6135)

The Trench (France | UK, 1999)
Director, William Boyd. Cast: Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt. In France, July 1916, amidst the heat and stench of the front lines, a group of young boys nervously await the signal that will send them straight into Hell. This tense, wartime drama takes place in the hours leading up to the catastrophic Battle of the Somme, when British soldiers rushed the German army. 95 min. DVD 1768
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A Very Long Engagement (Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles) (France | USA, 2004)
Directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet. Cast: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld, Jodie Foster. Mathilde is waiting desperately for her fiance to return from World War I. When bad news arrives she refuses to believe he is dead. Instead, she begins her own investigation into his infantry, hiring a private detective and piecing together his war stories. Based on the novel by Sébastien Japrisot. 133 min. DVD 4169
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Doherty, Annabelle. "Digital Tableaux of Cinematic Cultural Memory in the French Heritage Film: Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles. Australian Journal of French Studies, May-Aug2012, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p196-207, 12p UC users only
Durham, Carolyn A. "Auteurism and Adaptation in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Un Long Dimanche de fiançailles French Review , Apr2008, Vol. 81 Issue 5, p912-927, 16p
Kehr, Dave "A Very Long Engagement." Film Comment 40:6 (November-December 2004) p. 73-74 UC users only
Shapiro, Ann-Louise. "Fixing history: Narratives of World War I in France." History & Theory, 1997, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p111, 20p UC users only

War Horse (2011)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell. Set in rural England and Europe during the First World War, the story begins with the friendship between a horse named Joey and the young man Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets; British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and the stage play War Horse by Nick Stafford. 90 min. DVD X7314
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Westfront 1918 (Vier von der Infanterie) (Germany, 1930)
Directed by G.W. Pabst. A German account of life on the Westfront during the first World War. Based on the novel "Vier von der Infanterie" by Ernst Johannsen ( PT2619.Jo5 V5 1929 Main Stack). 90 min. vhs 999:293
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Geisler, Michael. "The Battleground of Modernity: Westfront." In: The Films of G. W. Pabst: An Extraterritorial Cinema / edited by Eric Rentschler. pp: 91-102. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, c1990. (Main Stack PN1998.3.P34.F5 1990; Moffitt PN1998.3.P34.F5 1990)

What Price Glory? (1952)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: James Cagney, Corinne Calvet, Dan Dailey, William Demarest, Craig Hill, Robert Wagner. Two American Marines, fighting in World War I France, have their hands full battling Germans at the front and brawling over women in the French villages. 109 min. DVD 2722
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Welsh, James M. "The Great War and the War Film as Genre: Hearts of the World and What Price Glory?" In: Hollywood's World War I : motion picture images / edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O?Connor. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, [1997] (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt D522.23 .H65 1997)

John Ford bibliography

Wings (1927)
Director: William A. Wellman. Cast: Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Richard Arlen, Gary Cooper. Two young men who love the same girl join the Air Service during World War I. Includes early aviation combat flying sequences which still rank among the best in motion picture history. 139 min. DVD X2184; vhs vhs 999:611
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Hogue, Peter. "Legion of the Lost Genre." Film Comment 28:4 (July 1992) Go to Journal Issue p. 40 UC users only
Paris, Michael. "Wings." (the impact of the 1926 silent era film 'Wings' on future air force war movies)(Films in Context) History Today v45, n7 (July, 1995):44 (7 pages) UC users only
Wellman, William. "William Wellman: making Wings." In: Film-makers on film-making / edited by John Boorman and Walter Donohue. London : Faber and Faber, 1996. (Main Stack PN1994.F43912 1996)
Wellman, William A. The man and his Wings : William A. Wellman and the making of the first best picture Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006. (MAIN: PN1998.3.W454 W45 2006)

Wooden Crosses (Les croix de bois) (France, 1932)
Directed by Raymond Bernard. Cast: Pierre Blanchar, Gabriel Gabrio, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos, Antonin Artaud, Paul Azais, Rene Bergeron, Raymond Cordy. Film adaptation of the anti-war novel by Roland Dorgelès that follows a French regiment in World War I as it trudges from patriotism to disillusionment. 113 min. DVD 8175
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World War I Films of the Silent Era
These four silent films explain essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. Contents: Fighting the war / photographer, Donald C. Thompson (1916) -- The log of the U-35 / Lothar von Arnauld de la Periere (combined 1919 British version and 1920 American versions of original 1917 German film titled: Der Magische Gurtel (The Enchanted circle) -- The secret game / William C. de Mille (Paramount) with Sessue Hayakawa, Florence Vidor, Jack Holt, Charles Ogle (1917) -- The moving picture boys in the Great War / narrator, Lowell Thomas (1975). DVD 1016

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Bibliography of books/articles about the Spanish Civil War in film

The Anarchist's Wife (Die Frau des Anarchisten) (Germany | Spain | France, 2008)
Directed by Marie Noelle and Peter Sehr. Cast: Juan Diego Botto, Maria Valverde, Nina Hoss, Jean-Marc Barr. The story of Manuela who is left behind when her husband Justo fights for his ideals against Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. He is deported to a concentration camp, and upon his release, continues the fight against nationalism in the French resistance. As the years pass, Spain suffers through the Civil War and World War II, while Manuela cares for her children, searching for the man she loves trying to hold on to the hope that he will someday return. 118 min. DVD X5400
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Arise, My Love (USA, 1940)
Directed by Mitchell Leisen; screenplay, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder. Cast:Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Dennis O'Keefe Love story of pilot Tom Martin and lady reporter Augusta Nash, who meet in the latter days of the Spanish Civil War and follows them through the early days of World War II. 90 min. DVD X7200
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¡Ay, Carmela! (Spain / Italy, 1989)
Directed by Carlos Saura. Cast: Carmen Maura, Andres Pajares, Gabino Diego, Maurizio de Razza, Jose Sancho, Mario de Candia, Miguel Angel Rellan, Edward Zentara. Carmela and her two companions are travelling performers entertaining the Republican troops during the Spanish Civil War. They decide to seek their fortune elsewhere, but mistakenly fall in with the Nationalist forces, who arrest and imprison them, but give them a chance to perform for their freedom. 105 min. vhs 999:2651 (subtitles); vhs 999:3532 (in Spanish)
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Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
Director, Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Mildred Dunnock, Raymond Pellegrin, Paolo Stoppa, Daniela Rocca, Christian Marquand, Marietto Angeletti. Manuel Artiguez, a famous bandit during the Spanish civil war, has lived in French exile for 20 years. When his mother is dying he considers visiting her secretly in his Spanish home town. But his biggest enemy, the Spanish police officer Vinolas, prepares a trap at the hospital as a chance to finally catch Artiguez. Based on a novel by Emeric Pressburger. 121 min. DVD X2892
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The films of Fred Zinnemann : critical perspectives / edited by Arthur Nolletti, Jr. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1999. (MAIN: PN1998.3.Z56 F56 1999)
Marcus, Alan. "Uncovering an Auteur: Fred Zinnemann." Film History 2000 12(1): 49-56 8p. UC users only
Sinyard, Neil. Fred Zinnemann : films of character and conscience Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2003. (MAIN: PN1998.3.Z56 S56 2003)
Sternberg, Claudia. "Real-life references in four Fred Zinnemann films." Film Criticism; n1 1994, Vol. 18/19 Issue 3, p108-126, 19p UC users only
Valleau, Marjorie Anne. "Behold a Pale Horse." In: The Spanish Civil War In Film: A Comparison of American and Continental Narrative Cinema (Dissertation: New York University, 1977. 1977) Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)

Belle Époque (Spain / Portugal / France, 1992)
Director: Fernando Trueba. Fernando, a handsome, young Spanish Civil War deserter who befriends a free-thinking artist, finds himself in a romantic dilemma when the artist's four beautiful daughters return to their country home. Which woman should he romance? Based on a story by Rafael Azcona, Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez and Fernando Trueba. 109 min. DVD X914; vhs 999:1726
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Awards
Academy Award - Foreign Language Film
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Foreign-language Film

Archibald, David. "No Laughing Matter: Comedy and the Spanish Civil War in Cinema." In: Historical comedy on screen: subverting history with humour / edited by Hannu Salmi. Bristol [England] ; Chicago : Intellect, 2011. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only))
Colmeiro, Jose F. "Recent Spanish Cinema in National and Global Contexts." "Paradise found? Ana/chronic nostalgia in "Belle Époque.". Film-Historia, 1997, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p131-140, 10p
Deveny, Thomas. "Carnivalesque Humor in Fernando Trueba's Belle époque." In: Selected proceedings of the First International Conference on Hispanic Humor / editor, Paul W. Seave International Conference on Hispanic Humor (1st : Philadelphia, Pa.) Potomac, Md. : Scripta Humanistica, [1997?] (Main (Gardner) Stacks PQ6152 .I6 1997) UC users only
D'Lugo, Marvin. "Recent Spanish Cinema in National and Global Contexts Post Script," Winter/Spring2002, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p3-101, 10p UC users only
Gasta, Chad M. "(De)constructing and (Re)negotiating Identities: (Re)dressing for Carnival in Fernanco Trueba's Belle Époque (1992)." Hispania; Mar2004, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p177-184, 8p
Jordan, Barry. "Promiscuity, Pleasure, and Girl Power: Fernando Trueba's Belle Epoque (1992)." In: Spanish cinema : the auteurist tradition / edited by Peter William Evans. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.S7 S635 1999)
Jordan, Barry. "Refiguring the Past in the Post-Franco Fiction Film: Fernando Trueba's Belle Époque. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 76, no. 1, pp. 139-56, Jan 1999 UC users only

Beltenebros (Spain / Netherlands, 1991)
Directed by Pilar Miró. Cast: Terence Stamp, Patsy Kensit, José Luis Gomez. One night in the winter of 1962, Captain Darman remembers events of the Spanish Civil War. Days before in England he had been charged with a secret mission, to fly to Madrid and execute a traitor who had infiltrated the Communist Party's clandestine apparatus. But Darman remembers a similar order 16 years before. 110 min. DVD 8610; DVD 3317 (In Spanish without subtitles); also vhs (PAL) vhs 999:3560
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Las Bicicletas Son Para el Verano (Spain, 1983)
Directed by Jaime Chavarri. A dramatization of the day-to-day experiences of a lower middle class family in Madrid during the Civil War, 1936. In Spanish without titles. PAL format. 109 min. vhs 999:1726
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Blockade (1938)
Director, William Dieterle. Writers: James M. Cain, Clifford Odets (uncredited); additional dialogue John Howard Lawson. Cast: Henry Fonda, Madeleine Carroll, Leo Carrillo, John Halliday, Reginald Denny, Vladimir Sokoloff, Robert Warwick. Marco, a young loyalist peasant-soldier, falls in love with Norma, a rebel spy, during the Spanish Civil War. They struggle against a powerful enemy blockade that is preventing the delivery of food in a battle that could change the course of the war. Producer Walter Wanger stubbornly resisted strong pressure not to release the film which, with its focus on the Spanish Civil War, dared to challenge the public to confront the growing Nazi threat. 84 min. DVD 1524
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Hess, Carol A. "Competing Utopias? Musical Ideologies in the 1930s and Two Spanish Civil War Films." Journal of the Society for American Music, Aug2008, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p319-354, 6p, UC users only
Horak, Jan-Christopher. "The ambiguous image: Hollywood, propaganda, and the Spanish Civil War." Image; 1989, Vol. 32 Issue 2/4, p11-19
Rampell, Ed. "The Pre-war 'Premature' Struggle Against Fascism Abroad." In: Progressive Hollywood : a people's film history of the United States / by Ed Rampell. New York : Disinformation ; St. Paul, MN : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.P6 R34 2005)
Robé, Christopher. "The Good Fight: The Spanish Civil War and U.S. Left Film Criticism." Framework: The Journal of Cinema & Media; Spring2010, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p79-107, 29p UC users only
Smith, Greg M. "Blocking Blockade: Partisan Protest, Popular Debate, and Encapsulated Texts." Cinema Journal, Fall96, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p18, 21p UC users only
Valleau, Marjorie Anne. "Blockade." In: The Spanish Civil War In Film: A Comparison of American and Continental Narrative Cinema (Dissertation: New York University, 1977. 1977) Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)

Broken Silence (Silencio roto) (Spain, 2001)
Directed by Montxo Armendáriz. Cast: Lucía Jiménez, Juan Diego Botto, Mercedes Sampietro, Alvaro de Luna, Maria Botto. Lucía is attracted to Manuel, who is a supporter of the anti-Franco Resistance. When Manuel is pursued by Franco's Civil Guard he flees to the mountains and Lucia discovers the reality of political repression - the silence, the horror, the fear. 110 min. DVD X3966
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Butterfly (Butterfly Tongues)(Lengua de las mariposas) (Spain, 1999)
Directed by Jose Luis Cuerda. Cast: Fernando Fernan-Gomez, Manuel Lozano, Uxia Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte. A shy young boy is brought out of his cocoon by a wise teacher who shows him the wonder of the natural world around him, amidst the growing tensions and chaos of the Spanish Civil War in Galicia. 94 min. DVD 1418
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La colmena (Spain, 1982)
Director, Mario Camus. Cast: Victoria Abril, Francisco Algora, Rafael Alonso, Ana Belén, José Bódalo, Mary Carrillo , Camilo José Cela, Queta Claver, Luis Escobar, Fiorella Faltoyano, Agustín González, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Rafael Hernández, Charo López, José Luis López Vázquez. Summary This drama presents a series of vignettes set in 1942 Madrid examining the misery suffered by those on the losing side in the Spanish civil war, especially literary figures, who survived in misery under Franco while the victors emerged as a successful middle class engaged in illegal activities. Based on the novel by Camilo José Cela. In Spanish without subtitles. 112 min. DVD 8618
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El Corazón del Bosque (Spain, 1978)
Director, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. Set in the countryside of Asturias and based on a real event of the 1930's, tells the story of a Basque revolutionary during the Spanish Civil War, who refuses to surrender to the Nationalist government. He hides in the hills for 10 years while the local people help him avoid constant searches by the police. A returning exile seeks him out to try and get him to surrender, with tragic consequences for both of them. In Spanish without subtitles. 102 min. vhs 999:3551
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Demonios en el Jardin (Spain, 1982)
Director: Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. Examines the dynamics of a post-Spanish Civil War family which achieves economic success in the black market while currying favor with the ruling party. This saga of a family damaged by fraticidal rivalries and morally wasted by corruption, is presented through the eyes of a small boy. PAL format (in Spanish without titles) 99 min. vhs 999:1725 (also in Spanish without titles: vhs 999:1945)
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The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo) (Spain / Mexico, 2001)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Cast: Marisa Parades, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Iñigo Garces, Irene Visedo. Thanks to the Civil War in Spain, Carlos his arrived at the desolate Santa Lucia School, now a makeshift shelter for war orphans, where an unexploded bomb rests in the courtyard. More frightening are the odd things keep happening to Carlos - he sees strange shadows, hears voices, and at night he is being visited by the "One Who Sighs." Special features: Guillermo del Toro commentary ; Director's thumbnail track ; Making of documentary, "¿Que es un Fantasma? The Making of the Devil's Backbone" (28 min.); Deleted scenes ; Thumbnail/storyboard comparisons ; Galleries ; Previews. 108 min. DVD 8225
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Brinks, Ellen. ""Nobody's Children": Gothic Representation and Traumatic History in The Devil's Backbone." JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, 2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p291-312, 22p
Chun, Kimberly. "What is a Ghost?: An Interview with Guillermo del Toro." Cineaste, Spring, 2002, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p 28-31UC users only
Davies, Ann. "The Beautiful and the Monstrous Masculine: The Male Body and Horror in El espinazo del diablo (Guillermo del Toro 2001)." Studies in Hispanic Cinema; 2007, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p135-147, 13pUC users only
Lázaro-Reboll, Antonio. "The Transnational Reception of El espinazo del diablo (Guillermo del Toro 2001)." Hispanic Research Journal, Feb2007, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p39-51, 13p UC users only
Savage, Julian "The Object(s) of Interpretation: Guillermo Del Toro's El Espinazo Del Diablo (The Devil's Backbone)" Senses of Cinema, vol. 21, pp. (no pagination), July 2002
Smith, Paul Julian. "The Devil's Backbone." Sight & Sound, December 2001, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p38-46, 3p UC users only

The Disappearance of García Lorca (Spain | France | USA | Puerto Rico, 1996)
Directed by Marcos Zurinaga. Cast: Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos, Andy Garcia. An epic about the Spanish Civil War and the murder of Federico García Lorca. Years later, a young journalist is determined to discover who pulled the trigger and one of the facists is still willing to do anything to hide the truth.DVD X2919
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Espoir: sierra de Teruel (Spain | France, 1945)
Directed by André Malraux, Boris Peskine. Cast: Mejuto, Nicolás Rodríguez, José Lado. In this Spanish Civil War drama, Republicans and international volunteers use makeshift weapons to fight Franco's forces in Teruel. Based on André Malraux's novel of the same title.92 min. DVD X6456
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Fallen Sparrow (1943)
Directed by Richard Wallace. Cast: John Garfield, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak. A former Spanish Civil War prisoner, John McKittrick arrives in New York to discover the truth behind the death of his friend Louie Lepetino. He finds himself being chased by Nazi agents who want an item he has brought back from Spain and cannot give up. When another of his friends is murdered, McKittrick realizes that he cannot trust anyone around him - not anyone. 94 min. Based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes. DVD X2919
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For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Directed by Sam Wood. Cast: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Katina Paxinou. The story of Robert Jordan, an American demolition expert who lends his abilities to the anti-fascist freedom fighters of Spain. Assisting him is a band of warriors that includes the strong-willed Pilar, the dangerously undependable Pablo, and the lovely, innocent Maria. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. DVD 8971; vhs 999:1356
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Carroll, Peter. "Ernest Hemingway, screenwriting: new letters on "For Whom the Bell Tolls."" Antioch Review; 1995, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p261-283, 23p UC users only
Laurence, Frank M. "Death In The Matinee: The Film Endings of Hemingway's Fiction." Literature/Film Quarterly. Winter 1974. Vol. 2, Iss. 1; pg. 44, 8 pgs UC users only
Leff, Leonard J. "For Whom the Bell Tolls." In: Hemingway and his conspirators: Hollywood, Scribners, and the making of American celebrity culture / Leonard J. Leff. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, c1997. (Main PS3515.E37 Z68935 1997; UCB Moffitt PS3515.E37 Z68935 1997)
Seidman, Michael. "The Artist As Populist: Hemingway and The Spanish Civil War." Mediterranean Studies 1994 4: 157-164.
Valleau, Marjorie Anne. "For Whom the Belle Tolls." In: The Spanish Civil War In Film: A Comparison of American and Continental Narrative Cinema (Dissertation: New York University, 1977. 1977) Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)

Hemingway on film bibliography

Fünf Patronenhulsen (Five Cartridges) (East Germany, 1960)
Director: Frank Beyer. Cast: Cast: Erwin Geschonneck, Ulrich Thein, Edwin Marian, Ernst-Georg Schwill, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Manfred Krug. During the Spanish Civil War five soldiers hide their dying commander's last message in five empty bullet shells. Together these five go through hell and back to keep the message from falling into the enemy's hands. One gives up, but the other four manage to reach their destination with the message still intact. In German with English subtitles. 85 min. vhs 999:2568
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Soldovieri, Stefan. "Germans Suffering in Spain: Cold War Visions of the Spanish Civil War in Fünf Patronenhülsen (1960) and Solange du lebst (1955)." Cinemas, Fall2007, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p53-69, 17p UC users only

The Girl of Your Dreams (La Niña de tus ojos) (Spain, 1998)
Directed by Fernando Trueba. Cast: Neus Asensi, Jesus Bonilla, Penelope Cruz, Karel Dobry, Loles Leon, Gotz Otto, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sarda. In Civil War torn Spain, Germany invites a group of filmmakers to shoot two versions of the Andalusian musical drama "The girl of your dreams" in Berlin. Happy to leave the war behind them, the troupe of Spaniards starts filming in Hitler's Berlin. The hospitality upon their arrival has more to do with the youthful charms of Macarena Granada. What's more, the only Andalusion-looking extras in Germany are the gypsies and Jewish prisoners in a nearby concentration camp. When Macarena befriends one of the prisoners, the troupe must decide if the movie is more important than their lives. 105 min. DVD 8148
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Hardcastle, Anne E. "Representing Spanish Identity through españolada in Fernando Trueba's The Girl of your Dreams." Film Criticism, Spring2007, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p15-35, 21p UC users only
Heredero, Carlos. "Contemporary Spanish Cinema Supplement: New Creators for the New Millennium: Transforming the Directing Scene in Spain." Cineaste 29:1 (Winter 2003) p. 32-37 UC users only
Hillman, Roger. "Trueba's La niña de tus ojos ( The Girl of Your Dreams) (1998): the German connection." Studies in European Cinema; 2008, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p67-76, 10p UC users only

Los Gozos y las Sombras(Spain, TV, 1983)
Directed by Rafael Moreno Alba. The story revolves around an intellectual and a businessman, their families and their lives after the Spanish civil war. Shows the displacement of one social class by the other. 760 min. PAL format. In Spanish without subtitles. vhs 999:1804
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La Guerre est finie (The War Is Over) (France / Sweden, 1966)
Directed by Alain Resnais, Cast: Yves Montand, Ingrid Thulin, Genevieve Bujold, Jean Daste. In this complex and perceptive film an aging Spanish revolutionary finds his idealism destroyed when he returns from exile to visit his longtime mistress. 120 min. DVD 5935; vhs 999:2013
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Kael, Pauline. "The glamour of failure La guerre est finie." In: Kiss kiss bang bang. Boston, Little, Brown [1968] p162-66. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995 .K24)
Porton, Richard. "La Guerre est finie." Cineaste, Fall 2001, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p80-81, 2p UC users only
Sarris, Andrew. "La Guerre est finie." In: American movie critics : an anthology from the silents until now / edited by Phillip Lopate. Imprint New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, c2006. p298-300. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA PN1995 .A448 2006)
Vaughan, Hunter. "The philosophical war: Beyond the Cartesian subject in Alain Resnais's La Guerre est finie (1966)." Studies in French Cinema, 2011, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p125-137, 13p UC users only
Willis, Sharon, "La Guerre est finie: The Image as Mourning and Anticipation of History." In: The Spanish Civil War and the visual arts / edited by Kathleen M. Vernon. Ithaca, N.Y. : Center for International Studies, Cornell University, [1990] (Main (Gardner) Stacks DP269.8.A7 S63 1990)

Alain Resnais bibliography

La hora de los valientes (A Time for Defiance) (Spain, 1998)
Directed by Antonio Mercero. Cast: Gabino Diego, Leonor Watling, Adriana Ozores. A security guard at the Prado Museum saves an abandoned Goya masterpiece during an air raid in the Spanish Civil War. In the meantime he meets Carmen and falls madly in love. With her help he tries to save the painting, even though it may be detrimental to his family's survival. 120 min. DVD X6455
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If They Tell You I Fell (Si te dicen que caí) (Spain, 1989)
Directed by Vicente Aranda. Cast: Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz, Antonio Banderas, Javier Gurruchaga, Guillermo Montesinos. In the post Spanish civil war years, Catalan kids would sit in circles among the ruins and tell 'aventis', stories with no beginning or end or purpose, to vent frustration about the times. The movie tells these creative stories as flashbacks. 120 min. DVD 8155
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Schwartz, Stephen. "The paradoxes of film and the recovery of historical memory: Vicente Aranda's works on the Spanish Civil War." Film History, 2008, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p501-507, 7p UC users only

Land and Freedom (Tierra y Libertad) (UK / Spain / Germany / Italy, 1995)
Directed by Kenneth Loach. An old man dies. Looking through his papers, his grand-daughter realises that he had fought in the Spanish Civil War. As a young Communist Party member, he (David) had gone to Spain in 1936 to fight the fascists. He joined the POUM militia which was allied to the militias of other left-wing groups. But the idealism of David and his friends was tested to its limit as their comrades were killed and the alliance disintegrated. The old man is buried. Was his struggle in vain? vhs 999:1558
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Libertarias (Spain / Italy / Belgium, 1995)
Directed by Vicente Aranda. Cast: Ana Belen, Victoria Abril, Ariadna Gil, Jorge Sans, Miguel Bose, Antonio Dechent. The Spanish revolution has just started in a small town near Barcelona. Maria, a young innocent nun escaping from her convent, which is being ransacked by revolutionaries, finds refuge in a whorehouse. In the whorehouse some militia women - Libertarias - burst in with the mission of freeing the prostitutes. Befriended by the group, Maria will participate in the armed fight, and the course of her life will be forever changed. 125 min. DVD 9945 (with English subtitles); vhs 999:1805 (In Spanish without subtitles)
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Archibald, David "No Laughing Matter: Comedy and the Spanish Civil War in Cinema." In: Historical comedy on screen: subverting history with humour / edited by Hannu Salmi. Bristol [England] ; Chicago : Intellect, 2011. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only))
Fernández Martínez, María Luisa. "The Heroic Figure of the Anarchist Miliciana in the Spanish Civil War: Vicente Aranda's Libertarias." In: The image of the hero II in literature, media, and society : proceedings [of] 2010 conference [of th Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Conference (2010 : Colorado Springs, Colo.) Pueblo, Colo. : The Society, 2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN56.5.H45 S632 2010)
Gómez, María Asunción; Santoro, Patricia (translator) "Feminism and Anarchism: Remembering the Role of Mujeres Libres in the Spanish Civil War" In: Recovering Spain's feminist tradition / edited by Lisa Vollendorf. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ1692 .R44 2001)
Lee, Andrew. "Aranda's Libertarias: Women and the Spanish Civil War Through a Distorted Lens." In: Anarchist film & video / [editor, Stuart Christie ; guest editor, Richard Porton]. Hastings, East Sussex : ChristieBooks ; Oakland, CA : PM Press, 2009. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.A487 A53 2009)
Schwartz, Stephen. "The paradoxes of film and the recovery of historical memory: Vicente Aranda's works on the Spanish Civil War." Film History, 2008, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p501-507, 7p UC users only
Van Liew, Maria. "Witness to War: Virginal Vicissitudes in Vicente Aranda's Libertarias (1996)." Quarterly Review of Film & Video, May2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p230-240, 11p UC users only

El Mar (The Sea) (Spain, 2000)
Directed by Agustí Villaronga. Cast: Roger Casamajor, Bruno Bergonzini, Antonia Torrens. Two boys (Ramallo and Manuel) and a girl in the Spanish Civil War are involved in the death of other two boys, one killed, the other suicided. This terrible secret remains with them for all their lives. Years pass and they meet in a hospital for tuberculosis treatment. She is now a nun, Ramallo is a thief and Manuel is obsessed by religion. Reality is too hard to feel, only the sea should be the best place, where all is quiet. 107 min. DVD 8149
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Pan's Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno) (Mexico / Spain / USA, 2006)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Cast: Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Doug Jones, Alex Angulo, Federico Luppi, Manolo Solo, Cesar Vea, Roger Casamajor, Ivan Massague, Gonzalo Uriarte. Set in 1944 Spain, against the backdrop of the anti-Franco guerrilla warfare. When young Ofelia and her mother go to live with her new stepfather on a rural military outpost, she finds herself in a world of unimaginable cruelty. Soon Ofelia finds the creatures of her imagination in which she used to escape have become a reality and she must battle them to save both her mother and herself. In the terrifying battle that ensues, Ofelia soon learns that innocence has a power that evil cannot imagine. Special features: (Disc 1). Video prologue; audio commentary by director Guillermo Del Toro; marketing campaign; sneak peeks -- (Disc 2). Featurettes (approx. 24 min. ): "The power of myth", "Pan and the Fairies = El fauno y las hadas", "The color and the shape", "The lullaby"); director's notebook (notes & sketches, storyboard/thumbnail comparisions; galleries); "The Charlie Rose Show" with Guillermo Del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (approx. 50 min.); DVD comics. 119 min. DVD 7558
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Foreign-language Film
National Society of Film Critics Awards - Best Foreign Language Film
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award - Best Foreign Language Film

Soldados de Salamina (Soldiers of Salamina) (2003)
Directed by David Trueba. Cast: Ariadna Gil, Ramon Fontser?e, Joan Dalmau, Maria Botto, Diego Luna. Lola reacts with disdain and exasperation when asked to write an article inspired by the Spanish Civil War for the newspaper where she works. To her the war is ancient history and no longer relevant. But a reader's response to her article puts her on the trail of a mystery stemming from the last days of the war. In the process she becomes more interested in what motivated those who fought in the war. Based on the novel Soldados de Salamina by Javier Cercas. 114 min. DVD 8855
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Faulkner, Sally. "Imagining Time, Embodying Time in David Trueba's Soldados de Salamina (2003)." Journal of Iberian & Latin American Research, Jul2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p81-94, 14p UC users only
Hughes, Arthur J. "Between History and Memory: Creating a New Subjectivity in David Trueba's Film Soldados de Salamina." Bulletin of Spanish Studies, May2007, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p369-386, 18p UC users only

La Vaquilla (Spain, 1960)
Director: Luis Garcia Berlanga. Cast: Alfredo Landa, Jose Sacristan, Guillermo Montesinos, Santiago Ramos, Carlos Velat. During the Spanish Civil War, a group of republican soldiers plans a raid on a village fiesta. PAL format. In Spanish without subtitles. 118 min. vhs 999:1777
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Viva la Muerte (Long Live Death) (Tunisia / France, 1970)
Directed by Fernando Arrabal. Cast: Madhi Chaouch, Anouk Ferjac, Ivan Henriques, Nuria Espert, Jazia Klibi. Fando is a young boy whose father has been arrested for treason during the Spanish civil war. He struggles with his father's arrest, and in a shocking moment discovers a letter in which his mother admits to betraying his father. His mother convinces him that his father committed suicide in prison, but Fando doubts this and attempts to discover his father's true fate. 87 min. DVD 6126
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Brown, Edward G. Arrabal's Viva La Muerte! From Novel to Filmscript. Literature Film Quarterly, 1984, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p136, 6p UC users only
"The Future of Cinema Belong to Poets". (Interview with F. Arrabal) Cineaste; Spring76, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p22-25, 4p
Striker, Ardelle. "From Baal Babylone to Viva la muerte: Reflections on the Visions of Fernando Arrabal." West Virginia University Philological Papers, vol. 26, pp. 53-59, Aug. 1980
Valleau, Marjorie Anne. In: The Spanish Civil War In Film: A Comparison of American and Continental Narrative Cinema (Dissertation: New York University, 1977. 1977) Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)

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World War II Films: United States

13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
Directed by Henry Hathaway. Cast: James Cagney, Annabella, Richard Conte, Frank Latimore, Walter Abel, Melville Cooper, Sam Jaffe, Marcel Rousseau, Dick Gordon. An O.S.S. training officer, bent upon discovering a German traitor within his ranks, is at the same time completing highly dangerous espionage assignments. The risks increase when one of his men is murdered from within, and the officer, convinced he knows who the murdering infiltrator is, vows revenge. 95 min. DVD X4719
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Deutsch, James I. "'I was a Hollywood agent': Cinematic representations of the office of strategic services in 1946." Intelligence and National Security, 1998, 13:2, 85-99 UC users only
Lipkin, Steven N. "Real Emotional Logic: Persuasive Strategies in Docudrama." Cinema Journal Vol. 38, No. 4 (Summer, 1999), pp. 68-85 UC users only

Across the Pacific (1942)
Directed by John Huston. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sidney Greenstreet, Victor Sen Yung. Rick Leland, a tough, cynical Army officer, is given a bogus dishonorable discharge and sent undercover to hook up with Japanese sympathizers on the eve of Pearl Harbor. Special features: Warner Night at the Movies ; 1942 short subjects gallery ; vintage newsreel, patriotic short "Men of the sky" ; classic cartoon "The draft horse" ; theatrical trailers ; new featurette: "Hollywood helps the cause" ; "Breakdowns of 1942: Studio blooper reel." 96 min. DVD 6276
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Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Directed by Lloyd Bacon. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop, Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene. World War II drama about the Merchant Marine and Navy gun crews who did battle with enemy submarines and risked their lives to deliver supplies and munitions to allied troops. Special features: Warner Night at the Movies ; 1943 short subjects gallery ; vintage newsreel, musical short "Cavalcade of dance" ; classic cartoon "Greetings bait" ; theatrical trailers ; audio-only bonus: Radio show with George Raft and Raymond Massey. 127 min. DVD 6275
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Fyne, Robert. "The Unsung Heroes of World War II." Literature Film Quarterly; 1979, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p148, 7p UC users only
Gray, W. Russel. "Navigating Propaganda's Sea Lanes: A Fresh Look at Action in the North Atlantic." Journal of American Culture, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 81-85, March 2004 UC users only

Air Force (1943)
Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: John Garfield, Gig Young, Harry Carey, George Tobias, Arthur Kennedy, James Brown, John Ridgely, Charles Drake, Ward Wood. The Flying Fortress Mary-Ann and its crew leave San Francisco for Honolulu on a routine training flight the day before Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Subsequently, the crew mans the Mary-Ann through action at Wake Island, the Philippines, the Battle of the Coral Sea, and Australia. The B-17 seen in many of the scenes would later be lost in action with its crew over the Pacific. Special features: Oscar-nominated Technicolor drama short "Women at war"; classic cartoons "The fifth-column mouse" and "Scrap happy Daffy"; audio-only bonus: radio adaptation with George Raft and Harry Carey which aired 7/12/1943 on the Lux Radio Theater; theatrical trailer. 124 min. DVD X540
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Doherty, Thomas Patrick. "Genre Work: Air Force." In: Projections of war : Hollywood, American culture, and World War II / Thomas Doherty. New York : Columbia University Press, c1993. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA D743.23 .D63 1993)
Hogue, Peter. "Legion of the Lost Genre." Film Comment 28:4 (July 1992) p. 40 UC users only
Paris, Michael. "Democracy Goes to War: "Air Force" (1943)." Film & History 27:1-4 (1997) p. 48-52 UC users only

Howard Hawks bibliography
Nichols, Dudley. Air Force / edited with an introduction by Lawrence Howard Suid. Madison, Wis. : Published for the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research by the University of Wisconsin Press, 1983. (NRLF N1997 .A3145 1983)

All Through the Night (1935)
Directed by Vincent Sherman. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell, Frank McHugh, Peter Lorre, Judith Anderson. A big shot gambler investigating the murder of his favorite German baker stumbles upon a Nazi plot to blow up an American warship and is framed for murder in this comedy-thriller. 107 min. DVD 6274; vhs 999:3697
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Attack! (1956)
Directed by Robert Aldrich. Cast: Jack Palance, Eddie Albert, Lee Marvin, Robert Strauss, Richard Jaeckel, Buddy Ebsen. Reanactment of the Battle of the Bulge, emphasizing a group of American soldiers led by cowardly Captain Cooney. 108 min. DVD 4939
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Back to Bataan (1945)
Directed by Edward Dmytryk. Cast: John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi, Richard Loo, Philip Ahn, Lawrence Tierney, Paul Fix, Abner Biberman, Vladimir Sokoloff. After the fall of the Phillipines in WWII, colonel Joseph Maden of the U.S. Army stays on to organize guerrilla fighters against the conquerors. 95 min. DVD 2676
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Botjer, George F. "Nationalism on Film: A Seminar Appraisal." Film & History; May1977, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p42-45, 4p UC users only
Chung, Hye Seung. Hollywood Asian : Philip Ahn and the politics of cross-ethnic performance Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2006. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks & Asian American Studies Lib. PN1995.9.A78 C58 2006
Multiculturalism and representation : selected essays / edited by John Rieder, Larry E. Smith. Honolulu, Hawaii : College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Hawaii : East-West Center, c1996. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN56.M8 M84 1996)
Fojas, Camilla. "Foreign Domestics: The Filipino 'Homefront' in World War II Hollywood." Comparative American Studies; Mar2010, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p3-21, 19p
Hawley, Charles W. "You're a Better Filipino than I Am, John Wayne: World War II, Hollywood, and U.S.-Philippines Relations." Pacific Historical Review; Aug2002, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p389, 26pUC users only
Hawley, Charles W. "You're a Better Filipino than I Am, John Wayne: World War II, Hollywood, and U.S.-Philippines Relations." Pacific Historical Review; Aug2002, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p389, 26 UC users only

Band of Brothers(TV, 2001)
Directors, Phil Alden Robinson, Richard Loncraine, Mikael Salomon, David Nutter, Tom Hanks, David Leland, Tony To, David Frankel. Cast: Kirk Acevedo, Eion Bailey, Michael Cudlitz, Dale Dye, Rick Gomez, Scott Grimes, Colin Hanks, Frank John Hughes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, James Madio, Neal McDonough, David Schwimmer, Matthew Settle, Douglas Spain, Richard Speight Jr., Donnie Wahlberg. Tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as soldiers' journals and letters, this television drama tells of the extraordinary bravery and fear faced by the soldiers in this elite rifle company who parachuted into France early on D-Day morning, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. They were also a unit that suffered 150% casualties, and whose lives became legend. 703 min. DVD 1421
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Paget, Derek; Lipkin, Steven N.. "'Movie-of-the-Week' docudrama, 'historical-event' television, and the Steven Spielberg series Band of Brothers." New Review of Film & Television Studies, Apr2009, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p93-107, 15p UC users only
Schatz, Thomas. "Old War/New War: Band of Brothers and the Revival of the WWII War Film." Film & History May2002, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p74-78, 5p UC users only
Schatz, Thomas. "Band of Brothers." In: The essential HBO reader / edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones. Lexington. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.92.H66 E87 2008)
Schubart, Rikke. "Storytelling for a Nation: Spielberg, Memory, and the Narration of War." In: Politicotainment : television's take on the real New York : Peter Lang, c2007. (MAIN: PN1992.6 .P63 2007)

Bataan (1943)
Director: Tay Garnett. Cast: Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Nolan, Lee Bowman, Robert Walker, Desi Arnaz. A realistic motion picture written in a documentary style about a small band of American soldiers who attempt to destroy a strategic bridge during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1942. 115 min. DVD 34978; vhs 999:1258
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Battle of Blood Island (1960)
Directed by Joel M. Rapp. Cast: Richard Devon, Ron Kennedy. Only two GI's survive a Pacific Island battle during WWII and must learn to rely on each other to evade the Japanese. 64 min. Special features (ca. 3.5 hrs.): Original theatrical trailers for Armored Attack!, Blood of Bataan, The Cavern, The Devil's General, Ordered to love, The Quick and the Dead, Steel Bayonet and Verboten! plus War Department training films: #1. "Information please" ; #2. "Our job in Japan" ; #3. "We've got another bond to buy" with Bing Crosby. DVD 5051
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Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Directed by Ken Annakin. Cast: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews, Pier Angeli, George Montgomery, Ty Hardin, Charles Bronson. In this spectacular re-creation of a crucial campaign, Nazi Panzer forces stage a last-ditch Belgian front offensive that could turn the tide of World War II. 118 min. DVD 6215
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Battleground (1965)
Directed by William A. Wellman. Cast: Van Johnson, George Murphy, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, Marshall Thompson. Follows a squad of the 101st Airborne Division as they cope with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. 167 min. DVD X6177
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Berlin Express(1948)
Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Story by Curt Siodmak. Cast: Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas, Robert Coote, Reinhold Schunzel, Roman Toporow, Peter Von Zerneck, Otto Waldis, Fritz Kortner, Michael Harvey, Richard Powers. Filmed amid the actual bombed out ruins of Frankfurt and Berlin after World War II, this film recounts the dangerous attempts to unify Germany as four post-war heroes from Britain, France, Russia and the U.S. battle die-hard Nazis to rescue an anti-fascist German statesman. 87 min. DVD X6936
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Turner, George. "Life and death on the Berlin Express." American Cinematographer, August 1997, Vol. 78, p92-96, 5p UC users only
Young, Gwenda. "Jacques Tourneur's World War II Films: From Unity to Chaos." Popular Culture Review, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 55-64, 1999 Aug

Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Director: William Wyler. Cast: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Russell, Gladys George, Roman Bohnen, Ray Collins, Victor Cutler. Three returning WWII veterans face problems as they attempt to pick up the threads of their previous lives. Captain Derry is returning to a loveless marriage, Sergeant Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him, and sailor Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. DVD 4335 ('The Reconstruction', 162 min.); DVD 2865; vhs 999:114 (2 tapes, 170 min.)
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Awards & Honors

Academy Award - Best Picture
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture - Drama
National Board of Review - Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

The Big Red One (1980)
Director: Samuel Fuller. Cast: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Bobby DiCicco, Robert Carradine, Kelly Ward, Siegfried Rauch, Stephane Audran. Named for the insignia of the First Infantry Division, this World War II combat film follows a handful of young GIs and their sergeant (Played by Lee Marvin) as they battle their way from North Africa through Sicily, Omaha Beach and Belgium to the ultimate horror of the concentration camp at Falkenau, Czechoslovakia. 114 min. DVD 4335 (reconstructed); also DVD 2878
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Bitter Victory (1957)
Director: Nicholas Ray. Cast: Richard Burton, Curt Jurgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin, Sean Kelly, Christopher Lee. Captain Leith and Major Brand are a pair of British Army officers assigned to execute a daring commando raid on the Libyan stronghold of General Rommel. Once the mission is underway, Leith must save the day when Brand's cowardice is revealed, thus putting the mission and the lives of the men in jeopardy. As they struggle through the wastes of the Sahara we learn who will live, who will die and what is the price of glory. Based on the novel Amerè Victoire by Rene Hardy. 114 min. DVD 102
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Nicholas Ray bibliography

Black Dragons (1942)
Directed by William Nigh. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore. Following the outbreak of World War II, Japanese spies known as "Black Dragons" ingeniously transformed by plastic surgery into doubles of prominent American business leaders, use their disguises to cause sabotage, labor unrest, and other measures to destroy the U.S. economy. The Nazi doctor who has performed the surgery now bears a grudge against the Japanese, visits the fifth columnists, and, after turning them into zombies, sadistically murders them. 61 min. DVD 5884
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Donald, Ralph R; O'Sullivan, John. "Awakening A Sleeping Giant: The Pearl Harbor Attack on Film." Film & History 27:1-4 (1997) p. 40-46 UC users only

Blood on the Sun (1945)
Director: Frank Lloyd. Cast: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, Wallace Ford, Rosemary De Camp, Robert Armstrong, John Emery, Leonard Strong, John Halloran. 94 min. An American newspaper editor working in pre-World War II Japan tries to expose the menace of a Japanese militarist plan for world conquest. DVD 7128
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Bombs Over Burma(1943)
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis. Cast: Anna May Wong, Noel Madison, Leslie Denison, Nedrick Young. The Burma Road must be kept open for Allied troop convoys during WWII at any cost by a brave crew. After a surprise attack, the group suspects a traitor is among them. The beautiful Lin Yang, a Chinese girl who teaches school by day and spies for the Allies by night, is assigned to find out who is responsible for the leaking information to the Japanese. 65 min. DVD 9156
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Anna May Wong bibliograpy

The Boy With Green Hair (1948)
Directed by Joseph Losey. Cast: Dean Stockwell, Robert Ryan, Pat O'Brien, Barbara Hale. A young child sits quietly at the police station, unwilling to answer questions about himself. But when he finds out that his parents are killed in an air raid, his hair turns green. While the townspeople label him as an outcast, fellow war orphans stand behind him, encouraging Peter to turn his green hair into a symbol of the futility of war. 82 min. DVD X541
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A Bridge Too Far (USA / UK, 1977)
Director: Richard Attenborough. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Hardy Kruger, Laurence Olivier, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell, Liv Ullmann. In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion, the Allies launched Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to World War II by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants. Painstakingly re-created on actual battlefield locations. 176 min. DVD 5423; vhs 999:3863
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Caine Mutiny (1954)
Director: Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray. Suspense builds during Naval trial proceedings against a young lieutenant who relieved his captain of command of the destroyer-minesweeper U.S.S. Caine at the height of a typhoon. Special features: Retrospective documentary: Inside the Caine Mutiny; commentary with Richard Peña and Ken Bowser. 125 min. DVD 8323
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Brown, Kathleen A. ""Vestments of civil life" in Caine Mutiny and Attack." Film & History Sep2006, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p30-37, 8p UC users only

Casablanca (1942)
Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre. In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis. From the play, Everybody comes to Rick's by Murray Burnett, Joan Alison. Special features: "You must remember this", a documentary hosted by Lauren Bacall including never-before seen footage (37 min.) and the original theatrical trailer. 103 min. DVD X6870; DVD 54
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"Casablanca." In: Best American screenplays. First series : complete screenplays / edited by Sam Thomas ; foreword by Frank Capra. New York : Crown Publishers, c1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.A1 B36 1986)
Casablanca : script and legend / [edited by] Howard Koch ; introductory note to the first edition by Ralph J. Gleason ; foreword by Richard Brown ; essays by Howard Koch ... [et al.] ; reviews by Howard Barnes and Bosley Crowther ; screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch. Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1992. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .C352 1992)

Catch 22 (1970)
Director: Mike Nichols. Cast: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsom, Art Garfunkel, Jon Voight. In this anti-war satirical film about a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II, all are separately and together nervous, frightened, often profane, sometimes pathetic and almost all a little crazy. 121 min. DVD 8661; vhs 999:1305
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Beidler, Philip D. "The good war and the great snafu." Georgia Review; 1998, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p62-84, 23p
Georgakas, Dan. "From Words to Images: An Interview with Buck Henry." Cineaste; Winter2001, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p4, 7p UC users only
Kauffmann, Stanley. "Catch 22."New Republic, 7/4/70, Vol. 163 Issue 1, p22-32, 2p
Merrill, Robert; Simons, John L. "Snowden's ghost: the waking nightmare of Mike Nichols' "Catch-22."" New Orleans Review, 1988, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p96-104, 9p UC users only
Standiford, Les. "Novels Into Film: Catch-22 as Watershed." Southern Humanities Review, vol. 8, pp. 19-25, 1974
Thegze, Chuck. "'I see everything twice'; an examination of Catch-22. Film Quarterly, Fall 1970, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p7-17, 11p UC users only

Charlotte Gray (UK | Australia | Germany, 2001)
Director, Gillian Armstrong. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, Rupert Penry Jones, Anton Lesser, James Fleet, Ron Cook. Its World War II and Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once behind enemy lines, she keeps secret her personal mission to find her lover, an RAF pilot downed over France. Based on the book by Sebastian Faulks. Special features: commentary by director Gillian Armstrong; relive the era's excitement with 2 documentaries: "A village revisits history" and "Living through wartime" (featuring Cate Blanchett and director Gillian Armstrong); theatrical trailer; cast/crew film highlights. 121 min. DVD X6293
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McDonald, Neil. "Melodrama and Truth." Quadrant Magazine, Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p97, 5p UC users only

Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
Director: Anatole Litvak. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Francis Lederer, George Sanders, Paul Lukas, Henry O'Neill. Ed Renard is a G-Man investigating a huge Nazi spy ring in the United States. Contacts are discovered and arrested in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. Based on articles by Leon G. Turrou. 104 min. DVD X2676
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Director: Sam Peckinpah. Cast: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, Senta Berger, James Mason, David Warner, Senta Berger. A battle-hardened German sergeant tries to hold his platoon together on the Russian front during WWII. Not only must he try to hold his platoon together, but he must deal with his commander, a glory seeker, who wants to be awarded Germany's highest medal of honor, the "Cross of Iron." Based on the novel "The Cross of Iron" by Willi Heinrich. 128 min. DVD 379
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Defiance (2008)
Directed by Edward Zwick. Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein. Based on true events. The deep forests of Poland and Belorussia are the domain of the occupying Germans during World War II. The three Bielski brothers go into the forests to undertake the impossible task of foraging for food, weapons and survival, not just for themselves but for a large mass of Polish Jews fleeing from the German war machine. The brothers, living with the fear of discovery, must contend with neighboring Soviet partisans and deciding whom to trust. They take on the responsibility of guardians and motivate hundreds of women, men, children and elderly to join their fight against the Nazi regime while hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold, unforgiving forest. At the same time, the brothers turn a band of war defectors into powerful freedom fighters. Based on the book "Defiance: the Bielski Partisans" by Nechama Tec. Special features: Commentary by director Edward Zwick, return to the forest: The making of Defiance, Children of the Otriad: The families speak, and more. 136 min. DVD X1388
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Abeel, Erica. "Defiance." Film Journal International, January 2009, Vol. 112 Issue 1, p36-37, 2p UC users only
Gopnik, Adam. "Shtarkers." New Yorker, 10/27/2008, Vol. 84 Issue 34, p35-36, 2p UC users only
Kauffmann, Stanley. "Heroes and People." New Republic, 2/18/2009, Vol. 240 Issue 2, p26-27, 2p UC users only
Rapold, Nicolas. "Definance." Film Comment, Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p72-72, 1/3p UC users only
Sterritt, David. "Hollywood's Holocaust." Tikkun, May/June 2009, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p60-62, 3p UC users only
Verini, Bob. "Anatomy of a Scene from Defiance." Script , Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p46-51, 6p UC users only

Desperate Journey (1942)
Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Coleman, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale. When Flight Lt Forbes and his crew of Allied airmen are shot down after bombing their target, they discover valuable information, about a hidden German aircraft factory, that must get back to England. In their way across Germany, they try and cause as much damage as possible. Then with the chasing Germans about to pounce, they come up with an ingenious plan to escape. Special features: Warner night at the movies 1942 short subjects gallery; vintage newsreel; Oscar nominated patriotic short "the tanks are coming"; musical shorts "Borrah minnevitch" and "His harmonica school" and The United States Army Air Force Band; classic cartoon "The Dover boys at Pimento University or the rivals of Roquefort Hall"; theatrical trailers. DVD X4605
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Destination Tokyo (1943)
Director: Delmer Daves. Cast: Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale, John Ridgley, Dane Clark, Robert Hutton, John Forsythe, Tom Tully. Twenty-four hours out of San Francisco, submarine captain Cassidy unseals his top-secret orders and reads two fateful words: Destination Tokyo. This is a powerful and sometimes humorous portrait of American submarine service men during WWII. Its also a suspense drama as Japanese Zeros rain death and Cassidy must somehow slip his sub through the mines of Tokyo Bay and then blast his way out to the safety of the open seas. Special DVD features: Wartime short: Gem of the ocean; Grant trailer gallery. features: Wartime short: Gem of the ocean; Grant trailer gallery. 136 min. DVD 8215; vhs 999:1578
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Eberwein, Robert T. "Destination Tokyo (1943) and Retaliation Films." In: The Hollywood war film / Robert Eberwein. Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W3 E245 2010
Preston, Catherine L. "1943: movies and national identity." In: American cinema of the 1940s : themes and variations / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A8574 2006)

Dirty Dozen (1967)
Director: Robert Aldrich. Cast: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Clint Walker, Robert Webber. A World War II drama in which an army major selects 12 men convicted for crimes of violence and offers them their freedom if they will complete a dangerous mission behind Nazi lines. 150 min. DVD 5651
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Awards
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement

Dive Bomber (1941)
Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Alexis Smith, Robert Armstrong, Regis Toomey, Allen Jenkins. A new flight surgeon and a Navy pilot overcome personal differences to work on solving the problem of blackout-inducing G-forces and high altitude sickness. The real stars of the film are the pre-World War II Navy aircraft as well as the USS Enterprise, the nation's most decorated WWII ship, featured in full color. Special features: New featurette: Dive Bomber, Keep 'Em in the Air ; theatrical trailer. 132 min. DVD 8053
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Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)
Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)The Casablanca man : the cinema of Michael Curtiz / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C87 R63 1993)

Edge of Darkness (1943)
Director: Lewis Milestone. Cast: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Nancy Coleman, Judith Anderson. A group of Norwegian villagers rally against the Nazis occupying their town during WWII. Their village has become headquarters to 150 German soldiers, but the 800 locals are stewing, waiting for a supply of arms so they can revolt. Based on the novel by William Woods. 119 min. DVD X4605
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale. Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him. Special features: Behind-the-scenes documentary "A China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg" (English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Thai) ; cast and crew biographies ; theatrical trailer ; awards ; scene selections. 153 min.DVD 1056
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Awards
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film; Best Director; Best Juvenile Performance (Christian Bale)

Enemy at the Gates (USA | Germany | UK | Ireland, 2001)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud. Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Ed Harris, Ron Perlman, Gabriel Marshall-Thomson. Based on true events during the Battle of Stalingrad. Under attack the citizens of Stalingrad are mounting a brave resistance, spurred by their hero, Vasilii Zaitsev, an expert sniper. To stop Vasilii, the Germans dispatch their best sniper, Major Konig to Stalingrad. As the city burns Vasilii and Konig begin a cunning game of cat and mouse, waging a private war for courage, honor and country. 131 min. DVD 1006
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Graffy, Julian. "Stand until death." Sight & Sound; Apr2001, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p28-30, 3p
Kerr, Philip. "Stalingrad." New Statesman; 03/19/2001, Vol. 130 Issue 4529, p46, 2p UC users only
Lehman, Peter; Hunt, Susan "The naked and the dead: the Jewish male body and masculinity in Sunshine and Enemy at the gates." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. London : New York : Routledge, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M56 P47 2008)
Lovelace, J. Curtis. "Who Is the Enemy at the Gates?" Human Events; 03/26/2001, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p16, 1p UC users only
Meyer, Karl E. "One Hell of a Gamble." World Policy Journal; Spring2001, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p113, 3p UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "Enemy at the Gates." The American Historical Review. Jun 2001. Vol. 106, Iss. 3; p. 1107 UC users only

Escape (1940)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt, Nazimova. Set in WWII Germany. On the outskirts of a town in the Bavarian Alps in 1936, Mark Preysing becomes acquainted with Countess Ruby Von Treck. Mark is an American looking for his German mother, Emily Ritter, a dissident former actress who has mysteriously disappeared. Based on the novel by Ethel Vance. 104 min. DVD X5544
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The Fighting Seabees (1944)
Director: Edward Ludwig. Cast: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, William Frawley. A dramatization of the formation of the U.S. Navy's construction corps--the Seabees. Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of attacks by the Japanese, something new is tried, Construction Battalions (CBs=Seabees). The new CBs have to both build and be ready to fight. 105 min. DVD X5684
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Five Graves to Cairo(1943)
Directed by Billy Wilder. Cast: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim. World War II drama set in the Sahara about a British spy who takes refuge in a hotel and assumes the identity of a dead manservant. Soon, General Rommel makes the inn his General Staff headquarters. Now, with the threat of discovery hanging over his head, the spy learns that the identity he has claimed owes a debt to the Nazis -- and they expect him to pay up. Based on a play by Lajos Biro entitled: Hotel Imperial. 97 min. DVD X4750; vhs 999:2705
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Flags of Our Fathers(2006)
Directed by Clint Eastwood. Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, John Benjamin Hickey, Barry Pepper, Jamie Bell, Paul Walker, Joseph Cross, Benjamin Walker, Tom McCarthy, George Grizzard, Harve Presnell, George Hearn, Len Cariou. The story of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. When Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the event becomes a symbol of hope for the families at home, the three surviving men are pulled from combat and sent on a tour across America to raise desperately-needed bond money. It is a trip that brings out the truths of both that symbolic act, and of their lives during war. 132 min. DVD 7138
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Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Director: Nicholas Ray. Cast: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, and Jay C. Flippen. A tough, unpopular Marine officer leads a fighter squadron in the desperate battle to hold Guadalcanal during World War II. 102 min. DVD X2818
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Donald, Ralph R. "From "Knockout Punch" to "Home Run:" Masculinity's "Dirty Dozen" Sports Metaphors in American Combat Films." Film & History (03603695), May2005, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p20-28, 9p UC users only

Flying Tigers (1942)
Director: David Miller. Cast: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly, Mae Clarke, Addison Richards, Edmund MacDonald, Bill Shirley, Tom Neal, Malcolm "Bud" McTaggart, David Bruce, Chester Gan, James Dodd, Gregg Barton, John James. Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers. In particular, he must handle the difficulties created by a reckless hot-shot pilot named Woody Jason, who not only wants to fight a one-man war but to waltz off with Gordon's girlfriend. Based upon the true story of the American pilots known as "The Flying Tigers". 101 min. DVD 9198
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Landon, Philip J. "From cowboy to organization man: the Hollywood war hero, 1940-1955." Studies in Popular Culture, 1989, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p28-41, 14p

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1961)
Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Glenn Ford, Ingrid Thulin, Charles Boyer, Lee J. Cobb, Paul Henreid. In 1938, just as the world was poised on the brink of WWII, Julio Madariaga brought together three generations of his wealthy family to celebrate their unity, only to discover that the Nazis had torn them apart. Based on the novel by Vicente Blasco Ibañez. 154 min. DVD X5687; vhs 999:3663
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From Here to Eternity (1953)
Director: Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, Ernest Borgnine. A drama about life in the Army in the days just prior to World War II. Shows the effect of Army discipline on an individualistic former boxing champion who defies attempts by officers and men to coerce him into joining the company's boxing team. Includes actual documentary film footage of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. 118 min. DVD 918
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Awards & Honors

Academy Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
Cannes Film Festival - Special Award, Fred Zinnemann
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globes, USA - Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

Go For Broke! (1951)
Director: Robert Pirosh. Cast: Cast: Van Johnson, Gianna Maria Canale, Warner Anderson, Lane Nakano, Henry Nakamura, George Miki, Henry Oyasato. "Go for broke" was the combat slogan of one of World War II's most unusual fighting teams. The 442nd Regiment, comprised of Nisei - loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry - exhibits heroism far beyond the call of duty, overcoming the Nazis as well as the extreme prejudice of the white Americans who cannot accept "Japs" on their side. In this historically based drama a bigoted lieutenant rides the Nisei hard in basic training, creating enormous hostility - but also resulting in a highly-disciplined fighting force that proves to be a major factor in the liberation of Italy and France. 91 min. DVD 2879; vhs 999:1150
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Fujitani, T. "Go for Broke, the Movie: Japanese American Soldiers in U.S. National, Military, and Racial Discourses." In: Perilous memories : the Asia-Pacific War(s) / edited by T. Fujitani, Geoffrey M. White, and Lisa Yoneyama. pp: 267-95. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2001. (UCB Anthropol DS777.53 .P44 2001)
Nishie, Joy Y., Engstrom, Erika. "Breaking' Hollywood's Stereotype of the Japanese American: The Significance of the Film Go for Broke!" Popular Culture Review. 11(2):17-28. 2000 Summer

Great Escape (1963)
Director: John Sturges. Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn. Based on true events, a group of allied prisoners of war are all put in an 'escape proof' camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use boats, trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe. 173 min. DVD Special features: (Disc 1): Audio commentary by director John Sturges; cast & crew bios; trivia track -- (Disc 2) documentaries "The great escape: the untold story" and "The real Virgil Hilts: a man called Jones"; five featurettes: "Return to the Great escape", "Preparations for freedom", "A standing ovation", "Bringing fact to fiction", and "The flight to freedom"; photo gallery; original theatrical trailer. DVD 8382; vhs 999:833:1&2
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Cull, Nicholas J. ""Great Escapes": 'Englishness' and the Prisoner of War Genre." Film History , Vol. 14, No. 3/4, War and Militarism (2002), pp. 282-295 UC users only
Hodgens, R. M. "The Great Escape" Film Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Winter, 1963-1964), p. 61 UC users only
Lovell, Glenn. Escape artist : the life and films of John Sturges / Glenn Lovell. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.S779 L68 2008)

Guadalcanal Diary(1943)
Director: Lewis Seiler. Cast: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte, Anthony Quinn, Richard Jaeckel. One of the greatest war movies of all time, the story follows one squad of Marines through the bloody assaults on the Solomon Islands during the opening stages of the war in the South Pacific. From the book by Richard Tregaskis. 93 min. DVD 8313; vhs 999:1306
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Preston, Catherine L. "1943: movies and national identity." In: American cinema of the 1940s : themes and variations / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A8574 2006)

Gung Ho! (1943)
Director: Ray Enright. Cast: Randolph Scott, Robert Mitchum, Rod Cameron, Noah Beery, Jr., Alan Curtis, J. Carroll Naish, Sam Levene, Milburn Stone, Grace McDonald. A dramatization of the true adventures of Colonel Evans Carlson and the two hundred men of the Marine Raider Battalion who embarked on a death-defying mission to take Makin Island in the Pacific, on August 17th, 1942. This raid was one of the early major American victories of World War II. 88 min. DVD 8312; vhs 999:1580
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Fyne, Robert. "The Unsung Heroes of World War II." Literature Film Quarterly; 1979, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p148, 7p UC users only

Guns of Navarone (UK | USA, 1961)
Directed by J. Lee Thompson; Alexander Mackendrick (uncredited). Cast: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, Irene Papas, Gia Scala, James Darren. A team of Allied military specialists are recruited for a dangerous but imperative mission: to infiltrate a Nazi-occupied fortress in Greece and disable two long-range field guns so that 2,000 trapped British soldiers may be rescued. Faced with an unforgiving sea voyage, hazardous terrain, and the possibility of a traitor among them, the team must overcome the impossible without losing their own lives. Based on a novel by Alistair MacLean. Special features: New audio commentary from film historian Stephen J. Rubin; "Forging the Guns of Navarone" documentary; "Ironic epic of heroism" documentary; "A heroic score" featurette; "Epic restoration" featurette; narration-free prologue; Roadshow intermission; audio commentary from director J. Lee Thompson; "Memories of Navarone" retrospective documentary; "A message from Carl Foreman;" "Great guns" original featurette; "No visitors" original featurette; "Honeymoon on Rhodes" featurette; "Two girls on the town" original featurette; talent files; production notes. 157 min. DVD X866
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Awards
Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Drama

Hangmen Also Die (1943)
Director: Fritz Lang. Fictionalized account of a man who assassinates Reinhard Heydrich, a top Nazi official, and of his interaction with the townspeople in Prague. 131 min. DVD 170; vhs 999:719
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Hart's War (2002)
Directed by Gregory Hoblit. Cast: Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Cole Hauser, Marcel Iures, Linus Roache. Honor, courage, and sacrifice are revealed in unexpected ways as a ranking U.S. prisoner in a Nazi POW camp is joined in December 1944 by a law-student lieutenant who'd been captured despite his father's powerful military connections. When a black pilot from the famous Tuskegee airmen is falsely accused of murdering a fellow prisoner, Lt. Hart tries his case and discovers the real motivation behind the ranking officer's kangaroo court. 125 min. DVD 1209
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Eberwein, Robert. "Fathers and Sons: Looking Back at World War II: Pearl Harbor, Hart's War and the Great Raid." In: Armed forces: masculinity and sexuality in the American war film / Robert Ebe New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online [UCB users only])

Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Director: John Boorman. Cast: Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune. During WWII two pilots, one American and one Japanese, crash on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must let go of their hostility and cooperate in order to survive. The pair stalk each other, then attempt to outwit each other, and finally collaborate on survival in the form of a raft. Special features: Alternate ending from the original theatrical release. 103 min. X2780
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Hitler's Children (1943)
Directed by Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Tim Holt, Bonita Granville, Kent Smith, Lloyd Corrigan, Otto Kruger. Prof. Nichols' American school in Berlin is next door to a school for the Hitler Youth. Karl, from the latter, is attracted to German-American Anna, but events lead to their separation. Later, at the outbreak of war in Europe, Anna is removed from Nichols' school on presumption of German citizenship. Nichols becomes obsessed with finding her, as Anna undergoes a lurid odyssey through the Nazi nightmare. Based on the book Education for death: the making of a Nazi by Gregor Ziemer, originally published in London in 1941. 125 min. DVD X7198
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Slane, Andrea. "American Nationalist Melodrama: Tales of Hitler's Children." In: A not so foreign affair : fascism, sexuality, and the cultural rhetoric of democracy / Andrea Slane. Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.N36 S58 2001)

Hitler's Madman (1943)
Directed by Douglas Sirk. Cast: Patricia Morison, John Carradine, Alan Curtis, Howard Freeman, Ralph Morgan, Ava Gardner. A dramatization of the assassination by Czech partisans of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi SS commander, and the reprisals inflicted by the Nazis on the Czechs. 84 min. vhs 999:3628
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Home of the Brave (1949)
Directed by Mark Robson. Cast: Lloyd Bridges, James Edwards, Frank Lovejoy, Douglas Dick, Steve Brodie, Jeff Corey. "A paralyzed African-American war veteran Private Peter Moss (Edwards) begins to walk again only when he confronts his fear of forever being an "outsider." The film utilizes the recurrent theme of a diverse group of men being subjected to the horror of war and their individual reactions, in this case, the hell of jungle combat against the Japanese in WW II. The soldier's comrades include his lifelong white friend Finch (Bridges), whose death leaves him racked with guilt; redneck-bigot corporal (Brodie); and troubled Sergeant Mingo (Lovejoy). In the film's crucial scene, the doctor (Corey) forces Moss to overcome his paralysis by yelling a racial slur; from this point on, Moss will never again kowtow to prejudice." [Wikipedia] Based upon an original play by Arthur Laurents. 86 min. DVD X5695; vhs 999:3670
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Eberwein, Robert T. "Wounds" In: Armed forces: masculinity and sexuality in the American war film / Robert Ebe New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only])
Garcia, Jay. "Home of the Brave, Frantz Fanon and cultural pluralism." Comparative American Studies, Volume 4, Number 1, March 2006 , pp. 49-65(17) UC users only
Kaplan, E. Ann. "The couch affair: gender and race in Hollywood transference." American Imago 50.n4 (Winter 1993): 481(34). UC users only
Kinney, Katherine. "Cold wars: black soldiers in liberal Hollywood." War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities; 2000, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p101-121, 21p UC users only
Nickel, John. "Disabling African American Men: Liberalism and Race Message Films." Cinema Journal Vol. 44, No. 1, Autumn, 2004 UC users only
Norden, Martin F. "The Racism-Ableism Link in Home of The Brave and Bright Victory" Film & History May1990, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p26-36, 11p UC users only
Rogin, Michael. "Home of the brave." In: The war film / edited and with an introduction by Robert Eberwein. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2005. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W3.W36 2005; PFA PN1995.9.W3.W36 2005)
Rosenbaum, Julia B. "'A Great Step Forward!: The Film Home of the Brave." In: Visions of belonging : New England art and the making of American identity / Julia B. Rosenbaum. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA E169 .S655 2004)
Rosenbaum, Julia B. "Interracial Male Homosociability in Home of the Brave." In: Visions of belonging : New England art and the making of American identity / Julia B. Rosenbaum. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA E169 .S655 2004)
Wallace, Michele. "Race, Gender and Psychoanalysis in Forties Film: Lost Boundaries, Home of the Brave and The Quiet One." In: Black American cinema / edited by Manthia Diawara. New York : Routledge, 1993. (Main Stack PN1995.9.N4.B45 1993; Moffitt PN1995.9.N4.B45 1993; PFA PN1995.9.N4.B45 1993)

The House on 92nd Street (1945)
Directed by Henry Hathaway. Cast: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart, Leo. G. Carroll, Lydia St. Clair, William Post. When a young German American is solicited as a Nazi spy during WWII, he accepts the job after agreeing to go undercover for the FBI. Once he learns that his mission is to send atomic bomb secrets to the German government, the FBI chief works relentlessly to prevent this while not giving his agent's identity away. 89 min. DVD 4382
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Jowett, Garth S. "Hollywood, Propaganda and the Bomb: Nuclear Images in Post World War II Films." Film & History; May1988, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p26-38, 13p UC users only

In Harm's Way (1965)
Director: Otto Preminger. Cast: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Brandon de Wilde, Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda. On the morning of December 7, 1941, a heavy cruiser, commanded by Captain Rockwell Torrey, and the destroyer Cassidy, under acting commander Lieutenant William McConnell, are two of a handful of ships that escape the destruction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Under Torrey's command, the tiny fleet of a dozen ships carries out its orders to seek out and engage the enemy fleet. But lack of fuel and a daring maneuver (but tragic miscalculation) by Torrey causes his ship to be seriously damaged. When he's relieved of command and assigned to a desk job Torrey becomes romantically involved with nurse Maggie Haynes, and also tries to restore his relationship with his estranged son, Jeremiah, a young Naval officer. 160 min. DVD X2819; vhs 999:3847
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Lyons, Donald. "In Harm's Way." Film Comment, July/August 1990, Vol. 26, p47-51, 5p

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Bruhl, Til Schweiger. During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine, become known as "The Basterds." They are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazi leadership, including Adolph Hitler, at a movie premiere. Special features: [Disc 1]: Extended and alternate scenes ; "Nation's pride" the film within the film -- [Disc 2]; Roundtable discussion with Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt and Elvis Mitchell ; The making of "Nation's pride" ; Quentin Tarantino's camera angel. 153 min. DVD X2511
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Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takumi Bando, Yuki Matsuzaki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Eijiro Ozaki. Sixty-one years ago, the United States and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, hundreds of letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island itself, Gen. Kuribayashi's unprecedented tactics transform what was predicted to be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat. Special features: "Red sun, black sand: the making of Letters from Iwo Jima:" led by Clint Eastwood, take an inside look at the creation of the film with many of the key players involved who brought this epic film together; "The faces of war: the cast of Letters from Iwo Jima:" cast members introduce the characters they portray in the film; "Images from the frontlines: the photography of Letters from Iwo Jima" world premiere at Budo-kan in Tokyo; press conference at Grand Hyatt Tokyo. 140 min. DVD 7533
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Awards

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globes, USA - Best Foreign Language Film
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film

Lady From Chungking (1943)
Director: William Nigh. Cast: Anna May Wong, Harold Huber, Mae Clarke, Rick Vallin, Paul Bryar. Anna May Wong stars as the brave leader of Chinese guerillas who organizes a group of farmers to battle the invading Japanese in pre-Pearl Harbor World War II. 68 min. DVD X5125
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Lifeboat (1944)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn, Canada Lee. When an American vessel is torpedoed during WWII, eight survivors find refuge in a tiny lifeboat. Hopelessly short on food and water, their situation is further complicated when they rescue a crew member from the very sub that sank their ship. Given the helm because he's the most capable sailor aboard, the passengers wonder if he is a savior steering them towards rescue, or their sworn enemy, delivering them into the arms of his fellow Nazis. 97 min. DVD 4551
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The Longest Day (1962)
Directors: Ken Annakin, British exterior episodes; Andrew Marton, American exterior episodes; Bernhard Wicki, German episodes. Cast: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger, Richard Todd, Red Buttons, Richard Beymer, Robert Ryan, Mel Ferrer. Re-enacts the military operation of D-Day from four points of view--the workings of the high commands of the American, English, French, and German forces in their battle scheme for Normandy. Largely filmed on actual invasion sites in France. 178 min. DVD 1220
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Awards
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film

Ambrose, Stephen E. "The Longest Day" In: Past imperfect : history according to the movies / general editor, Mark C. Carnes ; edited by Ted Mico, John Miller-Monzon, and David Rubel. New York : H. Holt, 1995. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995; Moffitt PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995; Compar Ethn PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995)
Ambrose, Stephen E. "The Longest Day (1962): Blockbuster' history." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, 1994, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p421, 11p UC users only
Beidler, Philip D. "The good war and the great snafu." Georgia Review; 1998, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p62-84, 23p
Hift, Fred. "Making the longest day." Europe; May94 Issue 336, p28, 3p
Lev, Peter. "Filming The Longest Day: Conflicting Interests." Literature Film Quarterly; 2005, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p263-269, 7p UC users only
Toplin, Robert Brent. "Hollywood's D-Day From the Perspective of the 1960s and the 1990s: The Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan." Film and History, vol. 36, no. 2, 2006 UC users only

Madame Pimpernel (aka Paris Underground) (1945)
Directed by Gregory Ratoff. Cast: Gracie Fields, Kurt Kreuger, Charles Andre, Leslie Vincent, Eily Malyon, Gregory Gaye, Constance Bennett, George Rigaud. Two women wishing to visit the French countryside during World War II, almost accidentally smuggle an Allied soldier to safety. It was such a rewarding experience they set up a network to rescue allied soldiers needing to get out of the country. 97 min. DVD 3751
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Man Hunt (1941)
Director, Fritz Lang. Cast: George Sanders, Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, Roddy Mcdowall, John Carradine. Summary A British hunter on vacation in the Bavarian Alps, in the forests near Adolf Hitler's home, gets Hitler in his gun sight, pondering whether or not he should shoot him. Based on the novel Rogue male by Geoffrey Household. Special features: Commentary by Author Patrick McGilligan ; "Rogue male: the making of Man hunt" featurette ; original theatrical trailer ; restoration comparison ; advertising, artwork, still galleries. 102 min. DVD X1828
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Maria's Lovers (1984)
Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. Cast: Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Robert Mitchum, Keith Carradine. At the close of World War II an American GI returns from a Japanese prison camp and marries his childhood sweetheart but is unable to forget his nightmare experiences. Left unsatisfied, his wife Maria finds herself attracted to other men. 109 min. DVD 5004
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The Men (1950)
Director, Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb, Richard Erdman, Virginia Farmer, Dorothy Tree, Howard St. John, Arthur Jurado. In Marlon Brando's first feature film he plays a war veteran paralyzed in combat who returns home to find he will never walk again, bitterly refusing to see his fiance. She must force him to confront reality and break his physical and emotional confinement. When feeling starts to return to his legs, it could be his last hope, or final downfall. 85 min. DVD X597
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Early, Emmett. "The Men." In: The war veteran in film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V44 E27 2003)
Eberwein, Robert T. "Wounds" In: Armed forces: masculinity and sexuality in the American war film / Robert Ebe New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only])
Michel, Sonya. "Danger On The Home Front: Motherhood, Sexuality, and Disabled Veterans in American Postwar Films." Journal of the History of Sexuality 1992 3(1): 109-128 20p. UC users only
Shewring, Anne L. "We didn't do that did we? Representation of the veteran experience." Journal of American & Comparative Cultures. Winter 2000. Vol. 23, Iss. 4; pg. 51, 16 pgs UC users only

Men of the Sky (1942)
Directed by B. Reeves Eason. Cast: Tod Andrews, Eleanor Parker. 20 min. Included on DVD 6276
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Cunningham, Douglas. ""Hap" Arnold, Warner Bros., and the Formation of the USAAF First Motion Picture Unit." The Moving Image 5.1 (2005) 95-124 UC users only

Merrill's Marauders (1962)
Directed by Samuel Fuller. Cast: Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Peter Brown, Will Hutchins, Andrew Duggan, Claude Akins. The place: World War II Burma. The mission: drive a fatal wedge between an enemy link-up. The troops: the 5307th Composite Unit, led by Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill and manned by Stock, Chowhound, Kolowicz and other young dogfaces who after a few weeks of basic training had the fate of the world loaded on their backs. From the story by Charlton Ogburn, Jr. 98 min. DVD X3171
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Midway (1976)
Director: Jack Smight. Cast: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber, Ed Nelson, James Shigeta, Christina Kokubo, Edward Albert. The 1942 battles of the Coral Sea and Midway island are retold through the points of view of both sides. When an audacious US air raid reaches Japan itself, Combined Fleet commander Isoroku Yamamoto orders seaborne invasions of Port Moresby in the southwestern Pacific and of Midway Island near Hawaii, invasions that Yamamoto hopes will smoke out the US Pacific Fleet for destruction before the full might of US war production can kick in. The Japanese are supremely confident of victory over the vastly outnumbered US fleet, but they are unaware that US Navy intelligence has cracked the Imperial Navy's codes, allowing the US to deploy aircraft carriers to maximum counteroffensive effect. Special features: Original featurette; documentary featuring new interviews with producer Walter Mirisch, director Jack Smight, editor, Frank J. Urioste, and Charlton Heston; featurette on composer John Williams; featurette on sensurround sound; production photographs and portraits with score by John Williams; additional scenes exclusively shot for the network television version; theatrical trailer; production notes; cast and filmmakers. 132 min. DVD X2854
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Ministry of Fear (1944)
Directed by Fritz Lang. Featuring Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary ) Brooke, Percy Waram, Dan Duryea, Alan Napier, Erskine Sanford. A man is released into World War II England after 2 years in an asylum, but the outside world does not seem so sane either. On his way back to London to rejoin civilization, he stumbles across a murderous spy ring and does not quite know to whom to turn. Based on the novel by Graham Greene. 87 min. 999:1858
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Mister Roberts (1955)
Director: John Ford & Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Ward Bond, Phil Carey. A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during World War II. The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant captain and an impetuous, highly-respected cargo officer whose continuous efforts to get a transfer to combat duty are blocked by the captain. Based on the novel by Thomas Heggen and the play by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan. 120 min. DVD 6217
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Beidler, Philip D. "Mr. Roberts and American remembering; or, why Major Major Major Major looks like Henry Fonda." Journal of American Studies; Apr96, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p47, 18p UC users only

Never So Few (1959)
Director, John Sturges. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen, Paul Henreid, Brian Donlevy, Dean Jones. During WWII, a military commander and his outnumbered troops overcome incredible odds against the Japanese in Burma. Based on the novel by Tom T. Chamales. 124 min. DVD 5088
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Lovell, Glenn. Escape artist : the life and films of John Sturges / Glenn Lovell. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.S779 L68 2008)

None But the Brave (1965)
Directed by Frank Sinatra. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker, Tommy Sands, Brad Dexter, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takeshi Kato. American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with an atmosphere of growing distrust and tension between their men. 105 min. DVD X1496
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Northern Pursuit (1943)
Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Errol Flynn, Julie Bishop, Helmut Dantine, John Ridgely, Gene Lockhart. A Canadian officer goes undercover to unravel a Nazi plot while pretending to be their guide through the icy wilderness. Based on a story by Leslie T. White. 94 min. DVD X4605
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Objective, Burma! (1945)
Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias, Henry Hull, Warner Anderson. After a group of paratroopers are dropped into the Burmese jungle to destroy a Japanese radar station, they must make their way back through 200 miles of jungles and swamps while avoiding enemy soldiers. Special DVD features: 2 Warner Bros. wartime shorts: "The tanks are coming" / with George Tobias, Richard Travis, Gig Young (1941, 20 min.) ; "The rear gunner" / with Burgess Meredith and Ronald Reagan (1943, 20 min.) ; theatrical trailer ; Raoul Walsh profile.142 min. DVD X2865; also DVD X4605
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Conley, Tom. "The Nether Eye: Objective, Burma!" In: Film hieroglyphs: ruptures in classical cinema / Tom Conley. pp: p. 20-45 Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c1991. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only); print: Main Stack PN1995.C63 1991)
Conley, Tom. "Objective Burma! On the Graphic Unconscious in a Hollywood Film." Enclitic, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 117-135, 1983 Spring
Fyne, Robert. "The Unsung Heroes of World War II." Literature Film Quarterly; 1979, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p148, 7p UC users only
Koppes, Clayton R. "The Beast in the Jungle." In: Hollywood goes to war : how politics, profits, and propaganda shaped World War II movies Berkeley : University of California Press, 1990, c1987. Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt D743.23 .K66 1990)
Voeltz, Richard A. "Imaginary Films of Imaginary Wars: Objective Burma! (1945)" Lamar Journal of the Humanities, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 5-14, 1996 FallVoeltz, Richard A.

Only the Brave (2005)
Director: Lane Nishikawa. Cast: Lane Nishikawa, Jason Scott Lee, Mark Dacascos, Yuji Okumoto, Tamlyn Tomita, Jeff Fahey, Pat Noriyuki Morita, Guy Ecker. Inspired by the historic rescue of the Texan "lost battalion" by the all-Nisei 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team who endured he Inspired by the historic rescue of the Texan "lost battalion" by the all-Nisei 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team who endured heavy casualties, this film captures the tragedies and sacrifices of these courageous Japanese Americans, who had to overcome great prejudice and injustice to themselves and their families. 100 min. DVD X1213
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Operation Pacific (1951)
Director: George Waggner. Cast: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Philip Carey. World War II rages across the Pacific and Lieutenant Commander Duke E. Gifford is in the thick of it. He evacuates children from enemy-held islands ; oversees the research and development of torpedoes at Pearl Harbor ; and prowls the depths in the submarine Thunderfish, hoping for a chance to aim his improved "tin fish" (torpedoes) at the hulls of the enemy fleet. 111 min. DVD X2817
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The Pacific(TV, 2010)
Cast James Badge Dale, Joe Mazzello, Jon Seda, Jon Bernthal, Joshua Bitton, Tom Budge, Linda Cropper, Caroline Dhavernas, Josh Helman, Ashton Holmes, Toby Leonard Moore, Henry Nixon, Keith Nobbs, Conor O'Farrell, Jacob Pitts, William Sadler, Ian Meadows, Nate Corddry, Matt Craven, Brendan Fletcher, Leon Willem Ford, Scott Gibson, Rami Malek, Martin McCann, Gary Sweet, Anna Torv, Dylan Young, Dwight Braswell, Annie Parisse, Noel Fisher, Betty Buckley, Josh Close, Brandon Keener ; narrator, Tom Hanks. Tracks the extraordinary true-life WWII experiences of three men and their fellow Marines from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, and to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.

Contents: Disc 1. Part 1. [Guadalcanal/Leckie] / written by Bruce C. McKenna ; directed by Tim Van Patten ; Part 2. [Basilone] / written by Bruce C. McKenna ; directed by David Nutter -- Disc 2. Part 3. [Melbourne] / written by George Pelecanos and Michelle Ashford ; directed by Jeremy Podeswa ; Part 4. [Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika] / written by Robert Schenkkan and Graham Yost ; directed by Graham Yost -- Disc. 3. Part 5. [Peleliu Landing] / written by Laurence Andries and Bruce C. McKenna ; directed by Carl Franklin ; Part 6. [Peleliu Airfield]/ written by Bruce C. McKenna and Laurence Andries and Robert Schenkkan ; directed by Tony To -- Disc 4. Part 7. [Peleliu Hills] / written by Bruce C. McKenna ; directed by Tim Van Patten ; Part 8. [Iwo Jima] / written by Robert Schenkkan and Michelle Ashford ; directed by David Nutter and Jeremy Podeswa -- Disc 5. Part 9. [Okinawa] / written by Bruce C. McKenna ; directed by Tim Van Patten ; Part 10. [Home] / written by Bruce C. McKenna and Robert Schenkkan ; directed by Jeremy Podeswa -- Disc. 6. Special features: Profiles of The Pacific ; Making The Pacific / executive producers, Chris Spencer, Karen Sands ; Anatomy of the Pacific War.

HBO, 2010. 530 min. DVD X5043

Paris Underground (Madame Pimpernel) (1945)
Directed by Gregory Ratoff. Cast: Gracie Fields, Kurt Kreuger, Charles Andre, Leslie Vincent, Eily Malyon, Gregory Gaye, Constance Bennett, George Rigaud. Two women wishing to visit the French countryside during World War II, almost accidentally smuggle an Allied soldier to safety. It was such a rewarding experience they set up a network to rescue allied soldiers needing to get out of the country. 97 min. DVD 3751
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Passage to Marseille (1944)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mich`ele Morgan, Claude Rains, Philip Dorn, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, [John Loder], George Tobias, Helmut Dantine, [Edward Cianelli, Victor Francen, Corinna Mura, Vladimir Sokoloff]. Bogart plays Jean Matrac, a World War II French patriot who escapes Devil's Island, survives a freighter voyage and becomes a gunner in the Free French Air Corps. Based on a novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. Special features: Warner Night at the Movies ; 1944 short subjects gallery ; vintage newsreel, patriotic short "I won't play" ; musical short "Jammin' the blues" ; classic cartoon "The weakly reporter" ; theatrical trailers ; new featurette: "The Free French: unsung victors ; "Breakdowns of 1944: Studio blooper reel." 109 min. DVD 6281
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Alley, Kenneth D "Passage to Marseille: A Case of Unjust Neglect." Literature/Film Quarterly 25:3 (1997) p. 198-203UC users only
Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)
Majgkij, Nina. "Know Your Occupied Ally: The Image of France In 'Passage To Marseilles'" Film & History 1990 20(2): 37-43 7p. UC users only
Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)The Casablanca man : the cinema of Michael Curtiz / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C87 R63 1993)
Sheridan, Mary. "Passage to Marseille." America; 2/26/1944, Vol. 70 Issue 21, p585-585, 1/2p UC users only

Patton (1970)
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, Edward Binns, Lawrence Dobkin, John Doucette, James Edwards. Story of the controversial American general George Patton in World War II whose military brilliance was balanced by his inability to deal with the social and political aspects of war, causing him difficulties in his dealings with the War Department. 170 min. DVD 2877
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Awards & Honors

Academy Award: Best Picture; Best Director
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film
National Film Registry Selection

Beidler, Philip D. "Just like in the movies: Richard Nixon and 'Patton.'" The Georgia Review Fall 1995 v49 n3 p567(10)
Carnes, Mark C. "Patton." In: Past imperfect : history according to the movies / general editor, Carnes ; edited by Ted Mico, John... 1st ed. New York : H. Holt, 1995. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995; Moffitt PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995)
Fussell, Paul. "Patton." In: Past imperfect : history according to the movies / general editor, Mark C. Carnes ; edited by Ted Mico, John Miller-Monzon, and David Rubel. New York : H. Holt, 1995. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995; Moffitt PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995; Compar Ethn PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995)
Landau, Alan. "Patton." Film & History, Dec1972, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p30-33, 4p
Palmer, R. Barton. "Patton: Celebrating the UnAmerican National Hero." a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, Volume 26, Number 1, Summer 2011, pp. 34-52 UC users only
Smith, Michael. "Patton." Policy Review. Fall 1994. , Iss. 70; pg. 32
Winchell, Mark Royden. "The universal soldier : Franklin Schaffner's Patton (1970)." In: God, man, and Hollywood : politically incorrect cinema from "The birth of a nation" to "The Passion of the Christ" / Mark Royden Winchell. Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, c2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008; PFA PN1995.9.S6.W53 2008)

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Director, Michael Bay. Cast: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Ewen Bremner, Jon Voight, William Lee Scott, James King, Greg Zola, Alec Baldwin, Michael Shannon, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Two childhood best friends, Rafe and Danny, grow up wanting to fly planes. When Rafe gets the chance to join the Royal Air Force during World War II, he takes it, leaving his new love, Evelyn, a dedicated Navy nurse, and Danny, also a pilot, behind. Danny and Evelyn are transferred separately to the idyllic paradise of Hawaii, where they eventually meet through a connection to Rafe, who has been declared missing. But just as the love triangle begins to get complicated, Dec. 7, 1941 arrives, changing all of their lives forever. This director's cut version includes more than 60 new shots in the film and over 12 hours of new special features. Director's cut, digitally mastered version. 184 min. DVD 1155
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Pride of the Marines (1945)
Director, Delmer Daves. Cast: John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, John Ridgely. A Marine hero is blinded in battle and returns home to be rehabilitated. He readjusts to his civilian life with the help of his wife. Based on the true story of Marine hero Al Schmid who was wounded in the WWII Battle of Guadalcanal. 119 min. DVD X6442
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Gerber, David A. "In Search of Al Schmid: War Hero, Blinded Veteran, Everyman." In: The body and physical difference : discourses of disability / David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks HV1568 .B63 1997)
Halliwell, Martin "'No Place to Go, See': Blindness and World War II Demobilization Narratives." Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 163-182, 2009 UC users only
Polan, Dana B. "Blind Insights and Dark Passages: The Problem of Placement in Forties Films." The Velvet Light Trap, vol. 20, pp. 27-33, 1983 Summer UC users only

The Purple Heart (1944)
Director, Lewis Milestone. Cast: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger, Kevin O'Shea, Donald Barry. Based on true events. Four months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a group of American flyers take part in the first U.S. air retaliation attack against Japan and crash-land into history's most astounding prisoner-of-war story. The "Doolittle Raiders" are put on trial in a Japanese civil court, not as P.O.W.s, but as criminals charged with murder. As this travesty of justice proceeds, the airmen realize that their only hope of avoiding execution is to reveal to their enemy captors the top-secret details of their flight to Japan: a choice between death and and betrayal of country. 100 min. DVD X3882
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The Rear Gunner (1943)
Director: Ray Enright. Cast: Burgess Meredith, Ronald Reagan. Documentary-style drama on training of aerial rear gunners in World War II. Private PeeWee Williams, a Kansas farm boy, transforms his home-grown shooting skills into those necessary to an aerial gunner in the tail turret of: an American bomber. 20 min. DVD X2865
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Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter, Don Rickles, Nick Cravat. The film depicts the realities of submarine warfare during World War II in the Pacific. Plot centers around two submarine officers who are destined to clash with each other from the first moment they meet. Based on the novel by Captain Edward L. Beach. 94 min. DVD X2913; vhs 999:760
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Sahara (1943)
Directed by Zoltan Korda. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges, Dan Duryea, Rex Ingram. An explosive war story about a ragtag battalion stranded in the great African desert, after the fall of Tobruk during World War II. 98 min. DVD 5875
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Fyne, Robert. "The Unsung Heroes of World War II." Literature Film Quarterly; 1979, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p148, 7p UC users only
Kelly, Thomas O., II "Race and Racism in the American World War II Film: The Negro, the Nazi, and the 'Jap' in Bataan and Sahara." Michigan Academician, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 571-83, Summer 1992

Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Director: Allan Dwan. Cast: John Wayne (Sgt. Stryker), John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker. A tough Marine sergeant takes men and makes them Marines. Film follows a group of Marines from boot camp to the Battle of Iwo Jima. Film contains recreation of the scene on top of Mount Suribachi, the peak immortalized by the famous photograph of the American flag being raised, victorious, by a small group of soldiers. 109 min. DVD 2866
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Dunn, Millard. "Sands of Iwo Jima." Film and History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 12-64, 2006 UC users only
Eberwein, Robert T. "Iwo Jima." In: The Hollywood war film / Robert Eberwein. Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W3 E245 2010
Suid, Lawrence. "The Sands Of Iwo Jima, The United States Marines, And The Screen Image Of John Wayne." Film & History 1978 8(2): 25-32 8p
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore. Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking thir lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage. 169 min. DVD 146
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Awards

Academy Award - Best Picture; Best Director
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film
Directors Guild of America, USA -Outstanding Directorial Achievement

The Search (Switzerland | USA, 1948)
Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon, Jarmila Novotna, Wendell Corey, Ivan Jandl. In post-World War II Germany, a small boy who survivied Auschwitz wanders alone -- feral, mute and terrified. He finds a makeshift home with a big-hearted GI, while the mother he does not remember searches desperately for him. Starring a then-unknown Montgomery Clift in his movie debut, directed in a near-documentary style and filmed in the ragged, rubble-strewn skeleton of Nuremberg, the film vividly captures the horrifying human cost of war. 104 min. DVD X2917
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The films of Fred Zinnemann : critical perspectives / edited by Arthur Nolletti, Jr. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1999. (MAIN: PN1998.3.Z56 F56 1999)
Marcus, Alan. "Uncovering an Auteur: Fred Zinnemann." Film History 2000 12(1): 49-56 8p. UC users only
Sinyard, Neil. Fred Zinnemann : films of character and conscience Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2003. (MAIN: PN1998.3.Z56 S56 2003)
Sternberg, Claudia. "Real-life references in four Fred Zinnemann films." Film Criticism; n1 1994, Vol. 18/19 Issue 3, p108-126, 19p UC users only

The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Directed by Stanley Kramer. Cast: Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Hardy Kruger, Sergio Franchi, Anna Magnani. The mayor of the hillside village of Santa Vittoria is the wine-loving town's leader. Bombolini is a fairly worthless drunk in the small Italian town but the town turns to Bombolini when they want to hide over a million bottles of wine from the Nazi army. Based on the novel by Robert Crichton. 140 min. DVD X2617
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Awards
Golden Globes, USA - Best Picture - Musical/Comedy

Service with Colors (1940)
Director: B. Reeves Eason. Cast: Robert Armstrong, William Lundigan, Henry O'Neill, William T. Orr. This drama is "dedicated to the soldiers of the United States Army." Men with diverse backgrounds enlist in the army and are all assigned to the same post. Some adapt easily to army life, while others have trouble making the adjustment. 21 min. Supplementary feature on DVD 5836
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Shell Shock (1964)
Directed by John Patrick Hayes. Cast: Carl Crow, Beach Dickerson, Pamela Gray, Dolores Faith, Frank Leo. On the front line in Italy during WWII, a sergeant thinks that one of his men is faking battle fatigue and sets out to expose him. 82 min. Special features (ca. 3 1/2 hrs.): Original theatrical trailers for Armored Attack!, Blood of Bataan, The Cavern, The Devil's General, Ordered to love, The Quick and the Dead, Steel Bayonet and Verboten! plus War Department training films: #1. "Information please"; #2. "Our job in Japan"; #3. "We've got another bond to buy" with Bing Crosby. DVD 5051
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Since You Went Away (1944)
Director: John Cromwell. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple, Joseph Cotten, Monty Woolley, Lionel Barrymore, Agnes Moorhead, Robert Walker, Guy Madison, Hattie McDaniel. Story of a family during World War II. While her husband is off at war, Anne struggles to be strong for her two daughters. Because money is tight, they take in a boarder and his grandson, and must deal with all sorts of problems trying to keep their spirits up. 179 min. DVD 4599
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Fenster, Mark. "Constructing The Image of Authorial Presence: David O. Selznick and the Marketing Of Since You Went Away." Journal of Film and Video 41:1 (Spring 1989) Go to p. 36-51 UC users only

So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
Director: Mark Sandrich. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, George Reeves, Barbara Britton, Walter Abel, Sonny Tufts. A film crafted to tell the true story of American Army nurses who served so gallantly in World War II. From the first casualties of Pearl Harbor to the time they are shipped home, these women work tirelessly to treat the wounded and boost morale. The story traces friendships, hardships and the love that keeps them going in the face of continuous heartbreak. 126 min. DVD X2823
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Froula, Anna. "Free a man to fight: the figure of the female soldier in World War II popular culture" Journal of War & Culture Studies, Jul2009, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p153-165, 13 UC users only

Stalag 17 (1952)
Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger. During World War II, a group of G.I.s are thrown together in the notorious German prison camp, Stalag 17. For the most part, they spend their time scheming ways to help each other escape. But when two prisoners are killed in an escape attempt, it becomes obvious that there is a spy among them. Special DVD features: commentary by actors Richard Erdman and Gil Stratton and co-playwright Donald Bevan; "'Stalag 17': from reality to screen" featurette; "The real heroes of Stalag XVIIB" featurette; photo gallery. 120 min. DVD X1706; vhs 999:813
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Awards
Academy Award - Best Actor (William Holden)

The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
Director: William Wellman. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Burgess Meredith, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell, Dorothy Coonan, William "Billy" Benedict. A gripping World War II drama based upon the newspaper columns of Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Pyle joins Company C, 18th Infantry as this American army unit fights its way across North Africa and then catches up with the unit again in Italy and accompanies it through the battles of San Vittorio and Cassino. He learns from its commanding officer the loneliness of command and from the individual G.I.'s of the human capacity to survive drudgery, discomfort and the terror of combat. The film is acknowledged as one of greatest war pictures ever made, portraying an unsentimental story of mud, blood and death. Special DVD features: Biographical notes on Pyle by James Tobin ; archival newsreel footage of Pyle talking to G.I.s in Italy ; still gallery of original Pyle newspaper columns. 108 min. DVD X1092; vhs 999:2668
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Doherty, Thomas. "The Story of G.I. Joe." Cineaste; 2000, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p60, 2pUC users only
Nichols, Dudley "Men in Battle: A Review of Three Current Pictures Men in Battle: A Review of Three Current Pictures." Hollywood Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Oct., 1945), pp. 34-39UC users only

The Stranger(1946)
Directed by Orson Welles. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles, Philip Merivale, Richard Long, Konstantin Shayne, Byron Keith, Billy House, Martha Wentworth. A captured Nazi is allowed to escape from a German war crimes prison after WWII, in the hopes of leading the Allies to a notorious spy who is working to revive the Third Reich. The trail leads to a small, seemingly innocent Connecticut town where intrigue and murder combine for a tense situation. 95 min. DVD X5514; DVD 1262; DVD 2746; vhs 999:1906
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Baron, Lawrence. "The First Wave of American "Holocaust" Films, 1945-1959." American Historical Review; Feb2010, Vol. 115 Issue 1, p90-114, 25p UC users only

The Tanks Are Coming(1941)
Directed by B. Reeves Eason. Cast: George Tobias, Richard Travis, Gig Young, Frank Wilcox. In spring, 1941, President Roosevelt orders increased military readiness. Malowski, a good-humored New York City cabbie, drives his cab Betsy to Fort Knox, Tennessee, to enlist. He learns tank mechanics, driving, and weapons firing. On the eve of their first maneuvers, in mid June, a sergeant who used to be a traffic cop turns in Malowski for having the taxi on the base. The base commander tells Malowski he'll have to get rid of her. He stashes Betsy in an old shed, then the maneuvers begin. How will Malowski fare? What about Betsy? Behind Malowski's story, the narrator gives lots of information about the growing power of the U.S. armed forces. 20 min. Included as supplement on DVD X2865
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The Tenth Man (TV, 1988)
Directed by Jack Gold. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Kristen Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, and Cyril Cusack. In a random sweep, the Nazis arrest and imprison Jean Louis Chavel (Hopkins), a rich lawyer in German-occupied France. They pass an edict to execute every tenth prisoner. Chavel is chosen. He gives all he owns to Mangeot, who then dies in his place. Chavel is released 3 years later, returns to his old home and meets Mangeot's family. Based on the novel "The tenth man" by Graham Greene. A broadcast of the Hallmark hall of fame program, on December 4, 1988 by CBS. 1 hr. 39 min. DVD X5682; vhs 999:3891
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They Were Expendable (1945)
Director: John Ford. Cast: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond. In the early days of World War II, the Japanese navy pressed relentlessly into the Philippines. Two American skippers are determined to prove that their small PT boats can be shaped into an effective battle fleet against the larger Japanese cruisers. 135 min. DVD 962
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Donald, Ralph R; O'Sullivan, John. "Awakening A Sleeping Giant: The Pearl Harbor Attack on Film." Film & History 27:1-4 (1997) p. 40-46 UC users only
Landon, Philip J. "From cowboy to organization man: the Hollywood war hero, 1940-1955." Studies in Popular Culture, 1989, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p28-41, 14p
Sragow, Michael. "They Were Expendable." New Yorker; 8/25/2008, Vol. 84 Issue 25, p16-17, 2p

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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Director: Terrence Malick. Cast: Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Nick Nolte, John C. Reilly, Jared Leto, John Travolta. The first major U.S. offensive of World War II is drawing to a close on the South Pacific island of Guadalcanal. To put an end to this campaign, the United States Army arrives with a full division of troops and equipment, deployed to break the last resistence of the Japanese. The exploits of this Division are seen from a number of perspectives amongst the soldiers; to include a war weary Sergeant, a power hungry Colonel, a Private who has known only desertion and AWOL, and a Company Commander who is struggling with his abilities as a leader. Based on the novel by James Jones (UCB Grad Svcs XMAC.J775.T48 Modern Authors Collection; UCB Main PS3560.Jo55 T5; UCB Moffitt PS3560.O49 T44) 170 min. DVD 6919; vhs 999:2391
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Bersani, Leo. Forms of being : cinema, aesthetics, subjectivity / Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit. London : BFI, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995 .B36 2004)
Davies, David. "Terrence Malick." In: The Routledge companion to philosophy and film / edited by Paisley Livingston and Carl Plantinga. London ; New York : Routledge, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1994 .R574 2009)
Gilbey, Ryan. "Terrence Malick." In: It don't worry me : the revolutionary American films of the seventies / Ryan Gilbey. New York : Faber and Faber, c2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U65 G55 2003)
Michaels, Lloyd. Terrence Malick / Lloyd Michaels. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.M3388 M53 2009)
Morrison, James The films of Terrence Malick / James Morrison and Thomas Schur. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.M3388 M67 2003)

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Mitchum, Phyllis Thaxter, Robert Walker, Scott McKay. A classic World War II thriller - the true life story of the first American air raids on Japan. Spencer Tracy plays Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle, the tough and inspiring mastermind of the historic crew of the "Ruptured Duck," commanded by Captain Ted Lawson. Lawson's daydreams of the bride he left behind are intertwined with the nightmarish terrors of a tense Pacific crossing, thunderous bombings, and the fate of his men on their painful odyssey through mainland China. Special DVD features: Academy Award-nominated "Pete Smith specialty" short "Movie pests;" vintage "Passing parade" short "A lady fights back;" classic cartoon "Bear raid warden;" theatrical trailer. 139 min. DVD 9130
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Donald, Ralph R. "From "Knockout Punch" to "Home Run:" Masculinity's "Dirty Dozen" Sports Metaphors in American Combat Films." Film & History (03603695), May2005, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p20-28, 9p UC users only
Eberwein, Robert T. "Wounds" In: Armed forces: masculinity and sexuality in the American war film New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Norden, Martin F. "Resexualization of the disabled war hero in 'Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.'" Journal of Popular Film and Television v23, n2 (Summer, 1995):50 (6 pages). UC users only

This is the Army (1943)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, Ronald Reagan, George Tobias, Alan Hale, Chas Butterworth, Kate Smith, Rosemary De Camp, Una Merkel, Gertrude Niesen, Stanley Ridges, Ruth Donnelly, Dorothy Peterson and Men from the Armed Forces. Screen adaptation of the stage play that raised nearly $2 million for the Army Emergency Relief. The cast was largely comprised of genuine servicemen, many of them either recently returned from fighting or on the verge of heading off to war. "In WW I dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the War, he becomes a producer. In WW II his son Johnny Jones, who was before his fathers assistant, gets the order to stage a knew all-soldier show, called THIS IS THE ARMY. But in his pesonal life he has problems, because he refuses to marry his fiancee until the war is over." [IMDB] Special features: Steven Spielberg narrates the new documentary "Warner at war"; Commentary by Joan Leslie and historian Drew Casper; "My British buddy": a musical number not seen in North American theaters; overture and exit music rejoined to the film for the first time in 65 years; Warner night at the movies 1943 short subjects gallery; vintage newsreel; musical short The United States Army Band; classic cartoon "Confusions of a nutsy spy"; trailers of This is the Army and 1943's Edge of darkness. 125 min. DVD X818
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Cabaniss, Dan. "This is the Army (1943): The Show Musical Goes to War." Film & History ; Feb-Dec1997, Vol. 27 Issue 1-4, p54-60, 7p UC users only
Culbert, David. "This is the Army." History Today; Apr2000, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p43, 7p UC users only
Eberwein, Robert T. "Men in Dames Clothes: This is the Army" In: Armed forces: masculinity and sexuality in the American war film / Robert Ebe New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only])
Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)
Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)The Casablanca man : the cinema of Michael Curtiz / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C87 R63 1993)
Woll, Allen L. The Hollywood musical goes to war / Allen L. Woll. Chicago : Nelson-Hall, c1983. (Moffitt PN1995.9.M86 W64 1983)

This Land is Mine (1943)
Directed by Jean Renoir. Cast: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders, Walter Slezak. Albert Lory is a teacher at a school in German-occupied France. He is a coward, but he is drawn into the actions of the resistance. Arrested by the Nazis for a murder he did not commit, the German officers promise him freedom if he is willing to collaborate with them against France. (PAL DVD, Region 2). 103 min. DVD 4828
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Three Came Home (1950)
Directed by Jean Negulesco. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Sessue Hayakawa, Florence Desmond. During World War II, the Far East island of Borneo is captured by the Japanese. Based on true events this is the story of American author Agnes Newton Keith who along with her husband, a British administrator, is arrested. Their family is separated and placed into different prison camps. The camp commander takes an avid interest in the authoress, but does not intervene when she is subject to torture, starvation and humiliation at the hands of the guards. Told in agonizing detail, this is the story of her confinement and attempt at escape. 106 min. DVD 1463
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A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
Directed by Douglas Sirk. Cast: John Gavin, Lilo Pulver, Jock Mahoney, Don DeFore, Keenan Wynn, Erich Maria Remarque. Amid the devastating ruin of burnt out Germany during the dying days of World War II, Private Ernst Graeber finds his town destroyed by Allied bombing. Frantically searching for his parents, Ernst encounters his childhood friend Elizabeth Kruse, the daughter of a doctor who has been removed to a concentration camp. In spite of the horror of their surroundings and their close proximity to death, Ernst and Elizabeth find hope in their love for one another. Based on Erich Maria Remarque's novel A time to live and a time to die. Special features: "Of tears and speed: according to Jean-Luc Godard" (12 min.) ; "Out there in the dark: Wesley Strick speaks abut Douglas Sirk's secret" (19 min.) ; "Imitation of life: a portrait of Douglas Sirk" (49 min.) ; original theatrical trailer. 128 min. DVD X1688
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'Toons at War! (War-Time Cartoons)
Director: Warner Bros., et al. Videocassette release of three advertisements and fifteen cartoon shows produced mainly by Warner Bros. between 1941 and 1943 to promote support for the war effort. Includes: Bugs Bunny; Rookie Revue; You're a sap, Mr. Jap; Seein' red, white 'n blue; Bugs Bunny nips the nips; Life of Sad Sack; Victory thru air power (advertisement); Thrifty pig; A golden opportunity (advertisement); Five for four (advertisement); Wise dwarfs; All together; Spirit of '43; Scrap happy Daffy; Ductators; Blitz Wolf; Tokio jokio; Coal black and de sebben dwarfs. 90 min. vhs 999:840

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Director: R. Fleischer, et al. Cast: Martin Balsam, Soh Yamamura, Joseph Cotten, Tatsuya Mihashi, E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore, Takahiro Tamura, Eijiro Tono, Jason Robards. A meticulous dramatic recreation of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the events leading up to it from both the Japanese and American points of view. Special DVD features: Commentary by director Richard Fleischer & Japanese film historian Stuart Galbraith IV; Two historical documentaries; AMC backstory: "Tora! Tora! Tora!"; Behind-the-scenes still galleries; Ten Fox movietone news features; Original theatrical trailer. Based on the books: "Tora! Tora! Tora!" by Gordon W. Prange, and "The broken seal" by Ladislas Farago. 144 min. DVD 7869; vhs 999:736
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Iriye, Akira. "Tora! Tora! Tora!" In: Past imperfect : history according to the movies / general editor, Mark C. Carnes ; edited by Ted Mico, John Miller-Monzon, and David Rubel. New York : H. Holt, 1995. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995; Moffitt PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995; Compar Ethn PN1995.9.H5.P37 1995)

Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
Director: Henry King. Cast: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell, Dean Jagger. During World War II, the commander of an Eighth Air Force bomber group in England drives his men to the point of breaking until he himself cracks under the strain. Based on the book by Beirne Lay, Jr. and Sy Bartlett. 132 min. DVD X1073
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Wetta, Frank J.; Novelli, Martin A. "Good Bombing, Bad Bombing: Hollywood, Air Warfare, and Morality in World War I and World War II." OAH Magazine of History, Oct2008, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p25-29, 5p UC users only

Uncertain Glory (1944)
Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Jean Sullivan, Lucile Watson. The Gestapo are determined to catch a resistance leader, and declare that one hundred Frenchmen will be killed if he does not turn himself in. To keep his identity safe, a condemned man agrees to take his place. 102 min. DVD X4605
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Verboten! (Forbidden!) (aka Ordres secrets aux espions Nazis) (1953)
Directed by Samuel Fuller. Cast: James Best, Susan Cummings, Tom Pittman, Paul Dubov, Harold Daye, Dick Kallman, Stuart Randall. In the twilight days of the Third Reich, an American soldier is shot and wounded in an assault on a Gestapo stronghold. A German girl risks her life to shelter him from her brutal countrymen until the Allied victory. They marry and remain on German soil, risking hostility from both a vanquished populace and their American conquerors. 83 min. DVD X2075
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Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Directed by Mark Robson. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carra, Brad Dexter, Sergio Fantoni, John Leyton, Edward Mulhare, James Brolin. Ryan, an American POW, leads his fellow prisoners on a dangerous escape from the Germans in Italy. Having seemingly made errors of judgment, Ryan has to win the support of the mainly British soldiers he is commanding. Based on the novel by David Westheimer. Disc 1. Feature ; isolated music score track with music cues, slates, count-ins, conductor's instructions ; audio commentary by film, WWII and music historians -- disc 2. Featurettes ; trailers ; TV spots ; still photo gallery. 117 min. DVD X4133
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A Walk in the Sun (1945)
Directed by Lewis Milestone. Cast: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne, John Ireland, Lloyd Bridges, Sterling Holloway. This war melodrama tells the story of a platoon of American soldiers during the Battle of Salerno, Italy in 1943 as they strive to attain their objective: a farmhouse occupied by German soldiers. 117 min. DVD 7284
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Smith, Imogen Sara. "Dana Andrews: The Forties Hero and His Shadow." Bright Lights Film Journal, November 2008 | Issue 62

Wake Island (1942)
Directed by John Farrow. Cast: Brian Donlevy ; Macdonald Carey ; Robert Preston ; Albert Dekker ; William Bendix ; Walter Abel. Based on the incredible true story of a handful of U.S. Marines holding out against an overwhelming Japanese air, land and sea assault during the Battle of Wake Island. 88 min. DVD 7439
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The Wereth Eleven (2011)
Directed by Robert Child. Cast: Ken Arnold, Chris Cudzilo, Thomas McArdle. Narrator, Corey Reynolds During World War II, 1.2 million African-Americans served in America's Armed Forces. Fully 125,000 served overseas, and 708 were killed. Among these were the Wereth Eleven. Based on true events, this docudrama tells the story of these eleven men who were ruthlessly murdered by the Nazi SS during the Battle of the Bulge. Weaved together are exciting visual effects, never-before-seen archival footage, and compelling interviews to detail one of the least-known atrocities committed during World War II. Extra features: panel discussion held at the film's premiere at the National World War II Museum with the producers ; an extended interview with the Joseph Springer ; trailer ; The Wereth 11 exposed, a short film displaying the specia effects used in making the movie. 60 min.DVD X6737
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When Willie Comes Marching Home(1950)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, William Demarest. Willie is frustrated because he joined the army to serve overseas, but winds up training other soldiers in his own home town. However, when he finds himself accidently behind enemy lines he unexpectedly becomes a hero after all. 82 min. DVD 9370
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Windtalkers (2002)
Directed by John Woo. Cast: Nicholas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, Brian Van Holt, Martin Henderson, Roger Willie, Frances O'Connor, Christian Slater. A battle-weary Marine is assigned to guard - and ultimately befriends - a young Navajo soldier who has been trained to be a code talker. This code, the Navajo code, and the men who knew the code, were to be guarded as they went into action. It was the unspoken duty of the Marine to kill the Navajo soldier before he could be taken prisoner of war by the Japanese. This is the one wartime code that was never broken by the enemy. 134 min. DVD 1391
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A Wing and a Prayer (1944)
Director, Henry Hathaway. Cast: Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, William Eythe, Charles Bickford, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Renny McEvoy. Film about newly-trained pilots in World War II aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier after the attack on Pearl Harbor and their frustrations with their by-the-book leader and the plans of the U.S. naval leaders to lull the Japanese into a false sense of superiority. Against all odds, the men fly into action in the decisive Battle of Midway. Includes actual combat footage. 98 min. DVD 1125
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Smith, Imogen Sara. "Dana Andrews: The Forties Hero and His Shadow." Bright Lights Film Journal, November 2008 | Issue 62

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World War II Films: United Kingdom

Against the Wind (UK, 1948)
Director: Charles Crichton. Cast: Robert Beatty, Jack Warner, Simone Signoret. Philip Elliot, refugee Belgian priest, reports to a secret school in London for spies and saboteurs behind German lines. After training, he and two others parachute into Belgium to help destroy a records office. This mission leads to German capture of an important resistance leader; four more agents go in on a rescue mission... but one of them is a traitor. Based on a story by J. Elder Wills. 92 min. DVD X5044
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Appointment in London (Raiders in the Sky) (1951)
Director: Philip Leacock. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan, William Sylvester. It is Wing Commander Tim Mason's hope to complete 90 bombing missions before his automatic rotation to a desk job. After the 89th mission, however, he is grounded and ordered to remain so by his superior officer. When a bomber pilot is injured, Mason defies his orders and takes the pilot's place. By rights, he should be court-martialed for this, but the outcome is rather different than what he and the audience are led to expect. 92 min. DVD X4485
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Aventure Malgache (UK, 1944)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock. This film (along with Bon Voyage) was made by Hitchcock during WW II at the request of the British government. When viewed by government officials they decided that the films were inflammatory and withheld them from distribution. Aventure Malgache, is set in Vichy-controlled Madagascar where the Resistance leader battles to keep his island free. DVD 1031; vhs 999:990
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Bon Voyage (UK, 1944)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock. This film (along with Aventure Malgache) was made by Hitchcock during WW II at the request of the British government. When viewed by government officials they decided that the films were inflammatory and withheld them from distribution. The first, Bon Voyage, is about an RAF pilot who has escaped from a POW camp and made his way back to London with the help of the French resistance. 26 min. DVD 1031; vhs 999:990
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Bridge on the River Kwai (UK / USA, 1957)
Director: David Lean. Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Horne. Captured by the Japanese, British soldiers and their ranking officer, Colonel Nicholson are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge. Despite cruel treatment by the brutal Colonel Saito, Nicholson displays unyielding courage and the bridge becomes a matter of obsessive British pride to him. Meanwhile, the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy the vital span. 161 min. DVD 547; also on vhs 999:400
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Awards & Honors

Academy Award - Best Picture; Best Director
Golden Globe Awards - Best Picture, Drama
National Board of Review, USA - Best Picture; Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
National Film Registry Selection

The Colditz Story (UK, 1954)
Director: Guy Hamilton. Cast: John Mills, Eric Portman, Lionel Jeffries, Bryan Forbes, Ian Carmichael, Richard Wattis, Theodore Bikel. Deep inside the Reich, prisoners of every nationality make it a point of honor to attempt departure from the ultimate in escape-proof prisons. This is the true story of men who dared defy the might of Hitler's fortress, Colditz Castle. 98 min. DVD 3742
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Cull, Nicholas J. ""Great Escapes": 'Englishness' and the Prisoner of War Genre." Film History , Vol. 14, No. 3/4, War and Militarism (2002), pp. 282-295 UC users only
Husemann, Harald. "The Colditz Industry." In: Beyond Pug's tour : national and ethnic stereotyping in theory and literary practice / edited by C.C. Barfoot. Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA : Rodopi, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN51 .B49 1997)
Inglis, Fred. "National snapshots: fixing the past in English war films." In: British cinema of the 1950s: a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Mackenzie, S. P. The Colditz myth: British and Commonwealth prisoners of war in Nazi Germany / S.P. MacKenzie. \Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks D805.5.S35 M33 2004)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)
Reid, P. R. Colditz : the full story / P.R. Reid. London : Macmillan, 1984. (Main (Gardner) Stacks D805.G3 R441 1984)
Summerfield, Penny. "War, film, memory: some reflections on war films and the social configuration of memory in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s." Journal of War & Culture Studies, 2008, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p15-23, 9p UC users only
Conspiracy (UK / USA, 2001)
Director, Frank Pierson. Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, Jonathan Coy, Brendan Coyle, Ben Daniels, Barnaby Kay, Kevin McNally, Ian McNeice, Brian Pettifer, Ewan Stewart, Peter Sullivan, Owen Teale, David Threlfall, Nicholas Woodeson. On January 20, 1942, 15 German officials attended a conference at Wannsee - on the outskirts of Berlin. The meeting is comprised of mid-ranking SS commanders and a variety of government ministers. The meeting was organized by SS Major Adolf Eichmann under the direction of Chief of Security Reinhard Heydrich. It was a polite conference, but under this thin veneer of manners lay an evil intent. By the end of the meeting, the fate of six million lives would be decided and the shape of the world would be altered forever. 96 min. DVD 1378
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Steinweis, Alan E. "Conspiracy." American Historical Review 107.2 (April 2002): 674(2). UC users only

Contraband (UK, 1940)
Director: Michael Powell. Cast: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler, Raymond Lovell, Esmond Knight, Charles Victor, Phoebe Kershaw, Harold Warrender. Set in England during the early days of World War II, a Danish sea captain and his passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. The plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. Most of the story takes place under blackout conditions, in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth. 88 min. DVD X2820; vhs 999:3231
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Allen, J. C. Conrad Veidt : from Caligari to Casablanca / Jerry C. Allen. Pacific Grove, Calif. : Boxwood Press, c1993. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2658.V37 A65 1993)
Harper, Sue. "'Thinking Forward and Up': The British Films of Conrad Veidt." In: The unknown 1930s : an alternative history of the British cinema 1929-39 / edited by Jeffrey Richard London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1998. Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5 .G7 1998)
Moor, Andrew. "Alien Territories and Enemy Lines." In: Powell and Pressburger : a cinema of magic spaces London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (MAIN: PN1998.3.P69 M66 2005)
Williams, Tony. "Contraband: Powell, Pressburger, Veidt, Hobson, Junge, and Others." Cineaction, 2009, Issue 79, p21-26, 6p UC users only

Michael Powell bibliography

The Cruel Sea (UK, 1952)
Director: Charles Frend. Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Stanley Baker, Denholm Elliott, Virginia McKenna. Lt. Commander Ericson and his crew find they are fighting not only the Germans, but the age-old enemy, the sea, in this World War II action drama. 127 min. DVD 3738
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Geraghty, Christine "The Fifties War Film." In: British cinema in the fifties : gender, genre and the 'new look' / Christine Geraghty. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. pp: 167-71. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G47 2000)
Geraghty, Christine "Virginia McKenna and the mature woman." In: British cinema in the fifties : gender, genre and the 'new look' / Christine Geraghty. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. pp: 167-71. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G47 2000)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)
Sjølyst-Jackson, Peter. "Remembered/replayed: the nation and male subjectivity in World War II films Ni Liv (Norway) and The Cruel Sea (Britain)." In: The politics of war memory and commemoration / edited by T.G. Ashplant, Graham Dawson and Michael Roper. London : Routledge, 2000. (Full text available online ]UC Berkeley users only])
Summerfield, Penny. "War, film, memory: some reflections on war films and the social configuration of memory in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s." Journal of War & Culture Studies, 2008, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p15-23, 9p UC users only

The Dam Busters (UK, 1954)
Director: Michael Anderson. Cast: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney, Patrick Barr. Tells the true World War II story of how the Royal Air Force 617 Squadron carried out a raid on three of the most important dams in Germany. 125 min. DVD 3741
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Brickhill, Paul. The dam busters; with a foreword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Tedder. London, Evans Bros., 1966. (Main (Gardner) Stacks D786 .B7 1966)
Geraghty, Christine "The Fifties War Film." In: British cinema in the fifties : gender, genre and the 'new look' / Christine Geraghty. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. pp: 167-71. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G47 2000)
Ramsden, John. The dam busters London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1997.D27 R36 2003)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)
Summerfield, Penny. "War, film, memory: some reflections on war films and the social configuration of memory in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s." Journal of War & Culture Studies, 2008, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p15-23, 9p UC users only

The First of the Few (a.k.a., Spitfire)(UK, 1942)
Directed by Leslie Howard. Cast: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver, Anne Firth, Erik Freund ; pilots and other personnel of Fighter Command Royal Air Force. The story of the design and building of the Spitfire, the plane that saved Britain from the Nazis. Based on the life of R.J. Mitchell, the British engineer who developed the powerful air fighting machine. The final scenes contain actual combat footage between the British and the Nazis. 117 min. DVD X4494
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49th Parallel (UK, 1941)
Director: Michael Powell. Cast: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, Eric Portman, Raymond Lovell, Niall MacGinnis, Glynis Johns, Finlay Currie. When a Nazi U-boat crew headed by the ruthless Lieutenant Hirth is stranded in Canada during the thick of World War II, the men evade capture by hiding out in a series of rural communities before trying to cross the border into the still-neutral United States. Special features: Audio commentary by film and music historian Bruce Eder; "The volunteer"; a 1943 Powell and Pressburger war-effort short staring Ralph Richardson; "A pretty British affair": a BBC documentary on the careers of Powell and Pressburger, which consider their WWII-era collaborations and features rare footage of the filmmakers together; excerpts from Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography; original theatrical trailer; new essay by fil scholar Charles Barr and Powell's 1941 premiere speech. 123 min. DVD 7438
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The Hasty Heart (UK, 1949)
Director: Vincent Sherman. Cast: Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, Richard Todd, Howard Crawford, Anthony Nicholls. The war is suddenly over for two Allied soldiers injured in Burma and sent to a remote jungle hospital. Facing the battle of recovery, the easy-going Yank and the proud yet stubborn Scotsman form a bond with the other patients and Army staff. From the stage play by John Patrick. 102 min. DVD X199; vhs 999:3852
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The Heroes of Telemark (UK, 1965)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave. Their mission: Stop the Nazis from developing the atomic bomb! Based on true events tells the dramatic story of a group of Norwegian Resistance fighters who destroyed German's "heavy water" installations in Norway - so vital in the race for the completion of the world's first atomic bomb. Based on the books: But for these men / John Dorman Drummond. Skis against the atom / Knut Haukelid. 131 min. DVD X3220
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Hope and Glory (UK, 1987)
Director, John Boorman. Cast: Sebastian Rice Edwards, Geraldine Muir, Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sammi Davis, Derrick O'Connor. Set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII, tells the story of 7 yr. old Billy who finds his childhood to be a time of great danger and even greater discovery. From thunderous bombings and the constant threat of Luftwaffe air raids to the landing of a German paratrooper in his neighborhood and the joyous obliteration of his much-hated school, Billy's young life is shaped by the one positive thing war has brought him: liberation from the ordinary. 113 min. DVD 1714
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Awards

Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Muscials/Comedy
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Film; Best Director
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Director

How I Won the War (UK, 1967)
Director: Richard Lester. Cast: Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague. Black comedy about war, revolving around an inept and idiotic lieutenant who is first assigned to North Africa to construct a cricket pitch in the middle of the desert, and then to Europe to capture a bridge over the Rhine, which he accomplishes by making a deal with a German officer. Based on the novel by Patrick Ryan. 111 min. DVD X5584; vhs 999:2919
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Dempsey, M. "War as movie theater - two films." Film Quarterly Vol XXV nr 2 (Winter 1971-72); p 33-36.
Hanke, Ken "The British film invasion of the 1960s, part III." Films in Review Vol XL nr 6-7 (June-July 1989); p 348-356
"How I Won the War." Literature/Film Quarterly.v1.n3.July 1973 p.Summer 256-262 UC users only

In Which We Serve (UK, 1942)
Director: Noel Coward. Cast: Noel Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson, Michael Wilding, Richard Attenborough, Daniel Massey, Juliet Mills. When the British destroyer H.M.S. Torrin is torpedoed in WWII, a small lifeboat of survivors cling to their memories and their courage in this spellbinding tribute to the human spirit which is based on true events. As told through flashback as they dodge enemy fire and pray for rescue, the survivors remember their loved ones left behind and shipmates who once stood beside them as they recall the ship's war-time career. DVD X7281: restored by the BFI National Archive and Granada International; Special features: interview with Noel Coward scholar Barry Day; short documentary film from 2000 on the making of the film; audio recording of a 1969 conversation between actor Richard Attenborough and Coward; trailer. 96 min. DVD X7281; DVD 2868; vhs 999:2304
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It Happened Here (UK, 1964)
Directors: Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo. Cast: Pauline Murray, Sebastian Shaw, Nicolette Bernard, Bart Allison, Stella Kemball. In a rewrite of history, Germany has won World War II and Nazi troops occupy England. Pauline, an apolitical nurse, hopes that normal life will return to England. It is only after she accepts a nursing job with the Nazis that she slowly realizes the horrifying reality behind the occupation. This film tells the story of what might have happened if the Allied effort had failed. 96 min. vhs 999:2501
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Klawans, Stuart "It Happened Here." (movie reviews)Nation v268, n3 (Jan 25, 1999):43 (1 page). UC users only
Macnab, Geoffrey. "It Happened Here." Sight & Sound, Apr2006, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p89-90, 2p UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "Kevin Brownlow's Historical Films: It Happened Here (1965) and Winstanley (1975)." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, Jun2000, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p227-251, 25p
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Van Gelder, Lawrence. "Reimaging: What if Big Ben tolled for Hitler?" ("It Happened Here", and "Winstanley")(Review) (movie reviews) New York Times v148 (sun, Jan 8, 1999):E16(L), col 1, 30 col in.

The Man Who Never Was (UK, 1955)
Director, Ronald Neame. Cast: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame. Account of wartime espionage based on the true story of an intelligence operation designed to mislead the Nazis prior to the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily. Lt. Commander Montagu plants letters regarding the British intention to land in Greece on a dead soldier outfitted to look like an English officer, knowing that the papers will ultimately fall into German hands. Based on the book by Ewen Montagu. 103 min. DVD X4136
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Merry Christmas, Mister Lawrence (UK / Japan / New Zealand, 1982)
Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Cast: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi, Jack Thompson. British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor. Based on the novel The seed and the sower by Sir Laurens Van der Post, which was based on the author's experiences as a WWII prisoner of war. Bonus DVD features (Disc 2): Original theatrical trailer; making-of featurette "The Oshima gang"; new video interviews; "Hasten slowly," a documentary on Laurens van der Post. 124 min. DVD X4796; vhs 999:3708
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Millions Like Us(UK, 1943)
Directed by Frank Launder and Sydney Gilliat. Cast Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Basil Radford, Megs Jenkins, Eric Portman. A vivid and realistic portrait of an ordinary British family during the early years of the Second World war. The father joins the Home Guard, the son is sent overseas with the army and his three daughters go to work. The youngest gets her first job in an aeroplane factory and has to move to a hostel. It is here that she makes friends with women from different walks of life before finding romance with a shy Scottish airman. 1943. 98 min. DVD X4488
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Cacqueray, Elizabeth de. "Women and War Films in Britain (1939-1945): Signs of Emancipation or Cases of Manipulation?" Revue LISA/LISA e-journal, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 129-147, 2006 UC users only
Fox, Jo. "Millions Like Us? Accented Language and the "Ordinary" in British Films of the Second World War." Journal of British Studies, Oct2006, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p819-845, 27p UC users only
Hartley, Jenny. Millions like us : British women's fiction of the Second World War / Jenny Hartley. London : Virago, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR116 .H378 1997)
'Millions like us'? : British culture in the Second World War / edited by Nick Hayes and Jeff Hill. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks D744.7.G7 M55 1999)
Moody, Nickianne. "Squander Bugs on the home front: National propaganda and women's fictions." Popular Narrative Media; Autumn2009, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p159-179, 21p UC users only

Morning Departure (Operation Disaster) (UK, 1950)
Director: Roy Ward Baker. Cast: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond, Lana Morris. When the crew of HMS Submarine Trojan accidentally hits a mine the explosion plunges them to the sea bed, and the Captain assembles the survivors to create an escape plan. Some will escape but others must struggle to overcome panic and fear as they wait to be rescued. Meanwhile, a storm is brewing. Based on the play by Kenneth Woollard. 102 min. DVD X4208; also DVD X4491
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Geraghty, Christine "The Fifties War Film." In: British cinema in the fifties : gender, genre and the 'new look' / Christine Geraghty. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. pp: 167-71. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G47 2000)
Hutchings, Peter. "Authorship and British Cinema: The Case of Roy Ward Baker." In: British cinema, past and present / edited by Justine Ashby and Andrew Higson. London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 B695 2000)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)
The New Lot (UK, 1942)
Director: Carol Reed; script, Peter Ustinov, Eric Ambler for the Army Kinematograph Service. Cast: Eric Ambler, Ivor Barnard, Robert Donat, Ian Fleming, Philip Godfrey, Art Wallace, Kathleen Harrison, Bryan Herbert, Raymond Huntley, Mike Johnson. During World War II, five civilians from different backgrounds become reluctant conscripts in the British Army. 43 min. DVD X4489
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The Next of Kin (UK, 1941)
Director: Thorold Dickinson. Cast: Mervyn Johns, John Chandos, Nova Pilbeam, David Hutcheson. A British commando brigade sets out on a daring raid against a German Harbour in Occupied France, unaware that Nazi secret agents have infiltrated their base and know their plans. 95 min. DVD X4489
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Richards, Jeffrey. Thorold Dickinson and the British cinema / Jeffrey Richards. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1998.3.D485 R53 1997)
Richards, Jeffrey. Thorold Dickinson : the man and his films / Jeffrey Richards. London ; Wolfeboro, N.H. : Croom Helm, c1986. (NRLF (UCB) PN1998.A3 D48561 1986)
Thorold Dickinson : a world of film / edited by Philip Horne & Peter Swaab. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D485 T56 2008)

Night Train to Munich (UK, 1940)
Directed by Carol Reed. Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Paul von Henreid, Rex Harrison, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne. A World War II era journey from Prague to England to the Swiss Alps, in which Nazis pursue a Czech scientist and his daughter who are being aided by a debonair British undercover agent. Based on an original story by Gordon Wellesley. Special features: Video conversation between film scholars Peter Evans and Bruce Babington ; booklet with essay by film critic Philip Kemp. 90 min. DVD X3846
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Odette (UK, 1950)
Director: Herbert Wilcox. Cast: Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Marius Goring, Peter Ustinov. In 1942 Odette is recruited as a secret agent. Sent to France, she joins the French Resistance. When she is captured by the Gestapo, she endures 26 months of torture. The true story of female war hero Odette Hallowes. 113 min. DVD DVD X5069
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Dolan, Josephine; Street, Sarah. "Twenty Million People Can't Be Wrong: Anna Neagle and popular British Stardom." In: British women's cinema / edited by Melanie Bell and Melanie Williams. London ; New York : Routledge, 2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 B75 2010)
Osborne, Deirdre. "'I do not know about politics or governments ... I am a housewife': The Female Secret Agent and the Male War Machine in Occupied France (1942–5)." Women: A Cultural Review Volume 17, Issue 1, 2006 UC users only
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)
One of Our Aircraft is Missing(UK, 1942)
Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger Cast: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Pamela Brown, Googie Withers, Peter Ustinov, Bernard Miles, Hugh Burden, Emrys Jones, Roland Culver. In the darkness of an English morning, a Wellington bomber flies home across the North Sea. In a blinding flash, it crashes into the high tension wires above the base. Forced to bail out, the six crewmen wander around occupied Holland. One of the six men is wounded, one is missing. With diehard courage they head toward the North Sea and freedom. After eluding enemy soldiers and quislings, they find themselves trapped inside Nazi headquarters, forced to trust a woman who offers to smuggle them home. A moving British propaganda piece about a conquered country's patriotism and will-to-resist. 103 min. DVD 8770
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Hogue, P. "One of our aircraft is missing." Film Comment; May/Jun90, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p30, 3p UC users only
Moor, Andrew. "Alien Territories and Enemy Lines." In: Powell and Pressburger : a cinema of magic spaces London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (MAIN: PN1998.3.P69 M66 2005)
Pressburger, Emeric. One of our aircraft is missing London, etc., H.M. Stationery off., 1942 (NRLF (UCB) 906v.P935.one)

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MacKenzie, S.P. "On Target: The Air Ministry, RAF Bomber Command and Feature Film Propaganda, 1941–1942." War & Society, Volume 15, Number 2, October 1997 , pp. 43-59(17)

Overlord (UK, 1975)
Director: Stuart Cooper. Cast: Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam, Sam Sewell, John Franklyn-Robbins, Stella Tanner. Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrrative tells the story of one 20-year-old's journey from basic training to the battle front lines at D-day revealing all the terrors of war with jolting authenticity. Special features: Audio commentary featuring Cooper and actor Brian Stirner; "Mining the archive": a new video featuring Imperial War Museum film archivists detailing the war footage used in the film; "Capa influences Cooper": a new photo essay featuring Cooper on photographer Robert Capa; "A test of violence" (1969): Cooper's short film about Spanish artist Juan Genovés; "Cameramen at war": the British Ministry of Information's 1943 film tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen; "Germany calling": a 1941 British Ministry of Information propaganda film, clips of which appear in Overlord; Journals from two D-day soldiers, read by Brian Stirner; theatrical trailer ; plus, a new essay by critic Kent Jones, a short history of the Imperial War Museum, and excerpts from the Overlord novelization, by Cooper and Christopher Hudson. 82 min. DVD X819
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The Purple Plain (UK, 1954)
Director, Robert Parrish. Cast: Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, and Ram Gopal. After his wife is killed during the Blitz, neurotic and suicidal Squadron Leader Bill Forrester is bent on achieving one thing in the war: his own death. Fellow airmen see him as hostile and incommunicative. But when Forrester's plane crash-lands in enemy territory, he realizes that he must save himself in order to guide his two injured companions to safety. As they cross the Burmese wilderness, the WWII pilot is transformed by his love for a refugee nurse named Anna who has helped him overcome his grief, giving him the drive to survive the trek. Adapted by Eric Ambler from a novel by H.E. Bate 102 min. DVD X2772
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Rogue Male (1976)
Directed by Clive Donner. Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, John Standing. Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolph Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has followed him. Knowing that his government would turn him over to German authorities, Sir Robert goes underground in his battle with his pursuers. Based on the novel by Geoffrey Household. 102 min. DVD X6291
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The Ship That Died of Shame (UK, 1955)
Directed by Michael Relph and Basil Dearden. Cast: Richard Attenborough, George Baker, Bill Owen, Virginia McKenna. After intense WWII fighting while in the British Navy, a trio buy their old ship but then use it for smuggling and worse, before they finally come to their senses. 92 min. DVD 3739
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Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)

Sink the Bismark! (UK, 1960)
Director: Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Mohner, Laurence Naismith, Karel Stepanek, Maurice Denham, Mark Dignam, Michael Goodliffe, Jack Gwillam, Michael Hordern, Geoffrey Keen, Esmond Knight, Jack Watling, Edward R. Murrow. The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. Traces the "life" of the Bismarck from its launching (courtesy of newsreel footage) through its many battles and narrow escapes, concluding with its far-from-inevitable sinking in the Spring of 1941. The story concentrates on the human element, specifically a British intelligence captain, who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the Bismarck blasted from the sea. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer. Based on the book by C.S. Forester. 97 min. DVD X4129
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They Were Not Divided(UK, 1950)
Directed by Terence Young. Cast: Edward Underdown, Ralph Clanton, Helen Cherry. After the success of the Normandy landings, the British Guards Armoured Division sweeps across Europe, taking part in the liberation of Belgium before becoming entangled in the bloody German counter-attack in the Ardennes. Three soldiers are granted leave and return to their normal lives in England. But before long, they are recalled to duty and find themselves on the most perilous mission they have ever undertaken - a daring reconnaissance mission during the advance on Berlin. 98 min. DVD X4492
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Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)

Two Thousand Women (aka House of One Thousand Women) (UK, 1944)
Directed by Frank Launder. Cast: Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc, Renee Houston, Reginald Purdell. A group of English women are caught in France during World War II and interned in a posh hotel. When some RAF men accidentally parachute into the area, the women have to hide them from the Germans. Now the women must try to smuggle the men out of the camp. 93 min. DVD X4135
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The Way Ahead (UK, 1944)
Directed by Carol Reed. Cast: David Niven, James Donald, Raymond Huntley, John Laurie. A mismatched collection of conscripted civilians find training tough under Sergeant Jim Perry (David Niven) and Sergeant Ned Fletcher when they are called to replace an infantry battalion that has suffered casualties at Dunkirk. Original story by Eric Ambler; screen play by Eric Ambler and Peter Ustinov. 110 min. DVD X4429
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We Dive at Dawn(UK, 1943)
Directed by Anthony Asquith. Cast: Eric Portman, John Mills, Reginald Purdell, Niall MacGuinnis. Classic World War II drama of a British submarine dueling a German battleship. Shows the personal problems and fears of the seamen and the stress involved in braving the ocean depths. 97 min. DVD X4493
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Went the Day Well? (aka 48 Hours) (UK, 1942)
Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. Cast: Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Basil Sydney, Mervyn Johns, Marie Lohr, David Farrar, Thora Hird, Frank Lawton, Valerie Taylor, Edward Rigby, C.V. France, Muriel George, Norman Pierce. The villagers of Bromley End, an English hamlet, welcome a platoon of soldiers who have been assigned to their village during World War II. When the residents discover that the soldiers are disguised German paratroopers who plan to take over Bromley End, they bravely fight the Nazi occupation of their village. 93 min. DVD 3740
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Aitken, Ian. Alberto Cavalcanti : realism, surrealism and national cinemas / Ian Aitken. Trowbridge, Wiltshire : Flicks Books, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C39 A38 2000)
MacKenzie, S. P. "Nazis into Germans: Went the Day Well? (1942) and The Eagle Has Landed (1976)." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, Mar2005, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p51-80, 30p UC users only
James, Nick. "Britain's Secret Brazilian." Sight & Sound; Aug2010, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p32-36, 5p UC users only

Where Eagles Dare(UK | USA, 1968)
Directed by Brian G. Hutton. Cast: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark, Michael Hordern. An American general is shot down over Germany during WWII and captured. Unknown to the Germans, he has full knowledge of the D-Day operation. The British decide that the General must not be allowed to divulge any details of the Normandy landing at all cost and order Major John Smith to lead a crack commando team to rescue him. Amongst the team is an American Ranger, Lieutenant Schaffer, who is puzzled by his inclusion in an all British operation. 155 min. DVD X4233
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The Wooden Horse(UK, 1950)
Directed by Jack Lee. Cast: Leo Genn, David Tomlinson, Anthony Steel, David Greene, Peter Burton. Dramatization of the true story behind the escape of three British POWs from Nazi Germany during World War II. A British officer has the idea of starting a daily gynmastics routine using a vaulting horse: they can place it near the boundary and start a tunnel from under it. Produced only 5 years after the end of WWII, the film established a model for many similar films that followed. Based on the book by Eric Williams. 98 min. DVD X2047
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Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)

World War II Films: German

08/15 (Null-acht funfzehn) (1954)
Director, Paul May. This finely crafted look into life in a German military barracks shortly before WWII is the story of a rebellious young trainee who launches a mutiny against his superiors. Although the film focuses primarily on the tribulations of the new recruit it also presents a fascinating look at the lives of other soldiers, officers and civilians (most of whom are played by non-professional actors). The film's title refers to a particular type of German machine gun (Maschinengewehr) produced in 1915. (The term 'Null-acht-fünfzehn' lives on as an idiom in the German langauge--'08/15' ('Null-acht-funfzehn') being used like an adjective to denote something 'standardized' and unremarkable). Contents: pt. 1. In the barracks -- pt. 2. At the front -- pt. 3. Back at home. PAL format; in German without English subtitles. 332 min. vhs 999:3125
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The Adventures of Werner Holt (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt) (East Germany, 1965)
Directed by Joachim Kunert. Cast: Klaus-Peter Thiele, Manfred Karge, Arno Wyzniewski, Günter Junghans, Peter Reusse, Wolfgang Langhoff, Karla Chadimova, Monika Woytowicz. Two 17 year old classmates, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow are conscripted into Hitler's army. Gilbert is a fanatical soldier, while at the front, Werner begins to realize the senselessness of war and leaves his friend. But when Gilbert is hanged by the SS, Werner turns his gun on his own army. A politically and artistically important piece for its time. Its frankness about the toll war takes on youth immediately generated much public resonance. In German: no subtitles. Based on the novel by Dieter Noll. 163 min. DVD X2121; vhs vhs 999:2573
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Das Boot (The Boat) (West Germany, 1981)
Director: Wolfgang Petersen. Cast: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge. This gripping tale follows the daring patrol of U-96, one of the famed German U-boats known as the "gray wolves". Prowling the North Atlantic, they challenged the British Navy at every turn. Delivers an amazingly accurate account of Germany's elite U-boat crewmen, as it hammers away at the tragic waste of war. 154 min. Remastered DVD in German with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish: DVD 96; vhs dubbed in English: vhs 999:296
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The Bridge (Die Brucke) (West Germany, 1959)
Director, Bernhard Wicki. Cast: Fritz Wepper, Volker Bohnet, Michael Hinz, Volker Lechtenbrink, Cordula Trantow. Young German boys suffer senseless deaths during the final days of World War II. Betrayed and urged on by unenlightened leaders, they come to believe that a small and meaningless bridge is worth any risk to their lives. 102 min. DVD 1288
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Downfall (Untergang) (Germany / Italy / Austria, 2004)
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. Cast: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes. Set in Hitler's bunker in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich as seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Traudl Junge. Optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Fuhrer and his closest advisors. 155 min. DVD 4178
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Barta, Tony. "Downfall and Other Endings: German Film and Hitler's War after Sixty Years." In: Repicturing the Second World War : representations in film and television / edited by Michael Paris. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks D743.23 .R47 2007)
Cesarani, David. "'Downfall:' An Apologia for Complicity?" Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture & History, 2005, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p125-139, 15p
Haase, Christine. "Ready for his close-up? Representing Hitler in Der Untergang (Downfall, 2004)" Studies in European Cinema, 2006, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p189-199, 11p UC users only
Hantke, Steffen. "Hitler as Actor, Actors as Hitler: High Concept, Casting, and Star Performance in Der Untergang and Mein Führer." Cinephile: The University of British Columbia's Film Journal, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 19-28, Winter 2009 UC users only
Pelzer, Jürgen. "The Facts Behind the Guilt?" German Politics & Society; Spring2007, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p90-101, 12p UC users only

Die Geschwister Scholl und der Film Die Weiße Rose: Ein Spielfilm im Unterricht Deutsch als Fremdsprach... (1982)
Director, Michael Verhoeven. Cast: Lena Stolze, Wulf Kessler, Oliver Siebert, Ulrich Tukur, Werner Stocker, Martin Benrath. A dramatization of the true story of a Munich University student group that spread anti-Nazi propaganda between the years of 1942 and 1943. After gaining widespread support and almost causing a full student uprising, the Gestapo was able to hunt down the members of the White Rose and have them executed for treason. Contents: 1. Teil: Sophie kommt nach Munchen -- 2. Tiel: Die Flugblatter -- 3. Teil: Der Krieg an der Front und zu Hause -- 4. Teil: Das Ende. Based on Inge Scholl's book, 'Die Weisse Rose'. In German without English subtitles. 120 min. vhs 999:2845
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Moeller, Hans-Bernhard. "Bridges between New German Cinema and Today's Generation of Political Filmmakers: An Interview with Michael Verhoeven." Journal of Film & Video; Spring/Summer2010, Vol. 62 Issue 1/2, p3-12, 10p UC users only
Paehler, Katrin. "Breaking the Post-War Goose-Step: Three Films by Michael Verhoeven." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Summer2010, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p41-56, 16p UC users only
Rutschmann, Paul. "The White Rose In Film And History." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, Aug2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p371-390, 20p UC users only
Verhoeven, Michael. "Political Motivation and Humanitarian Commitment." German Films Quarterly, 2010, Issue 3, p3-5, 2p UC users only

The Gleiwitz Case (Der Fall Gleiwitz) (East Germany, 1961)
Directed by Gerhard Klein. Based on true events, this dramatization tells of the successful assault by Nazis posing as Poles on a German radio station in Gleiwitz on the Polish border in 1939. This attack, which was later blamed on Polish forces, served as Hitler's reason to "justify" his invasion of Poland, starting World War II. The film reflects on the possibilities and techniques of provocation. It shows how facts and opinions can be manipulated and how people are made to accept lies, murder, and war. The East German film narrowly escaped censorship, but quickly disappeared after only a few weeks in theaters. 70 min. DVDX3412; vhs 999:2768
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage) (Germany, 2005)
Director: Marc Rothemund. Cast: Julia Jenstsch, Alexander Held, Fabian Hinrichs. In 1943, as Hitler continues to wage war across Europe, a group of college students mount an underground resistance movement in Munich. Dedicated expressly to the downfall of the monolithic Third Reich war machine, they call themselves the White Rose. One of its few female members, Sophie Scholl is captured during a dangerous mission to distribute pamphlets on campus with her brother Hans. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to the White Rose, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless. 117 min. DVD 5812
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Rutschmann, Paul. "The White Rose In Film and History." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, Aug2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p371-390 UC users only
Wilson, Vicky. "Sophie Scholl - The Final Days." Sight & Sound, Dec2006, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p29-29 UC users only

Stalingrad (Germany / Sweden, 1993)
Director: Joseph Vilsmaier. Cast: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Jochen Nickel, Sebastan Rudolph, Dana Vavrova. In the late fall of 1942, thousands of German soldiers set out to fight one of the bloodiest battles of all time. 'Stalingrad' is the story of four of these soldiers, as they struggle against both physical and emotional enemies ... the anonymity of the enemy is lost and the soldiers must face the war literally eye to eye. 138 min. vhs 999:2163
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Stukas (Stuky) (Dive Bombers) (Germany, 1941)
Director: Karl Ritter. Cast: Carl Raddatz, Albert Hehn, Hannes Stelzer. During the German aerial attack on France in 1940, a young dive-bomber pilot loses the will to fight, but is inspired to rejoin the battle when he hears Wagner at Bayreuth. 101 min. vhs Video/C 4107
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Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon Sotilas) (Finland, 1955)
Directed by Edvin Laine. Cast: Kosti Klemela, Heikki Savolainen, Reino Tolvanen, Veikko Sinisalo, Ake Lindman. Tells the story of an Eastern-Finnish machine gun company of young, nervous rookies who receive their baptism in fire as they defend their borders against the Axis during World War II. The film is notable for its grimly explicit battle scenes as the soldiers become familiar with death and the hardships of war. 169 min. DVD 1596
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Wet Asphalt (Nasser Asphalt) (West Germany, 1958)
Directed by Frank Wisbar. Cast: Horst Buchholz, Martin Held, Maria Perschy, Gert Frobe, Heinz Reincke, Inge Meysel. A Nazi buried in a bunker for 6 years somehow escapes and survives. A sensationalistic reporter stuns the world with the story of the WWII survivor, only to have his assistant find out the story was made up to sell more papers. 89 min. DVD X4320
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World War II Films/Occupation Films: France

Army of Crime (L'armée du crime) (France, 2009)
Directed by Robert Guédiguian. Cast: Virginie Ledoyen, Simon Abkarian, Robinson Stevenin, Grégoire LePrince-Ringuet, Lola Naymark, Yann Tregouët, Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin. In Paris, 1941, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian leads a motley crew of foreign-born resistance fighters in clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. An initially reluctant Manouchian and his team must resort to guerilla tactics and radical measures in the name of liberty. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin. 138 min. DVD X5559
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Army of Shadows (L'armée des ombres) (France / Italy, 1969)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Cast: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Paul Crauchet, Claude Mann, Christian Barbier, Serge Reggiani. A civil engineer who is one of the French Resistance's chiefs is given away by a traitor and interned in a camp. He manages to escape, and joins his network at Marseilles, where he makes the traitor be executed... Follows the everyday life of the French Resistants : their solitude, their fears, their relationships, the arrests, the forwarding of orders and their carrying out. Special features: Audio commentary by film historian Ginette Vincendeau; new interviews with Lhomme and editor Francoise Bonnot; archival video excerpts, including on-set footage and interviews with Mellville, cast members, writer Joseph Kessel, and real-life Resistance fighters; "Jean-Pierre Melville et 'L'armee des ombres'" (2005), a short program on the director and his film; "Le journal de las Resistance" (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines of the final days of German-occupied France; and a film restoration demonstration by Lhomme. 145 min. DVD 7536
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Au Revoir les Enfants (Goodbye, Children) (1987)
Directed by Louis Malle. Based on the director's life, this film chronicles Malle's experiences during the German occupation of France in World War II. Julien (Malle) is 12 years old, and the smartest boy in his class at a Catholic boarding school when a new student appears. The two form a friendship and Julien soon discovers that his new friend is a Jew who must be hidden in their school from German soldiers. 103 min. DVD 5379; vhs 999:1434
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The Battle of the Rails (La Bataille du Rail) (1946)
Directed by René Clément. Cast: Marcel Barnault, Jean Clarieux, Jean Daurand, Tony Laurent, Lucien Desagneaux, François Joux, Pierre Latour. During the occupation of France by Nazi Germany, French railway workers bravely battled the Nazis on many fronts, from transporting forbidden mail to committing acts of sabotage. They became an invaluable part of the French resistance. 85 min. DVD 5097
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Bowles, Brett. "Documentary Realism and Collective Memory in Post-War France, 1945-1955." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, Jun2007, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p251-258, 8p UC users only
Danks, Adrian. "Border Crossings: Placing Rene Clement's La Bataille du rail." Senses of Cinema, vol. 27, pp. (no pagination), July 2003 UC users only
Lindeperg, Sylvie. "Political and Narrative Ambiguities in La Bataille du Rail." Historical Reflections, Summer2009, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p142-162, 21p UC users only
Torchin, Leshu. "La Bataille du Rail/Forbidden Games." Cineaste, Winter2006, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p66-68, 3pUC users only
Watts, Philip. "Of Heroes and Traitors: Two Early Films by René Clément." In: Rhine crossings : France and Germany in love and war / edited by Aminia M. Brueggemann and Peter Schulman. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PT123.F7 R45 2005)

Le Corbeau (The Raven) (1943)
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Cast: Pierre Fresnay, Ginette Leclerc, Micheline Francey, Helena Manson, Jeanne Frusier-Gir, Sylvie, Liliane Maigne, Pierre Larquey, Noel Roquevert. A mysterious writer of poison pen letters, known only as Le Corbeau, plagues a French provincial town, unwittingly exposing the collective suspicion and rancor seething beneath the community's calm surface. Brilliantly captures the spirit of paranoid pettiness and self-loathing turning an occupied French town into a twentieth-century Salem style witch-hunt. Made during the Nazi occupation of France, the film was attacked from all sides and banned after the Liberation. 91 min. DVD 3276; vhs 999:1650
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Le Dernier métro (Last Metro) (1980)
Directed by François Truffaut. Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, Heinz Bennent. In Nazi-occupied Paris the jewish director of the Montmartre theatre is in hiding. In his absence, the theatre is run by his wife who is determined to protect her husband. 131 min. DVD 1216; vhs 999:1095
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The Elusive Corporal (Le caporal épinglé) ( (France, 1962)
Directed by Jean Renoir. Cast: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Brasseur, O.E. Hasse, Claude Rich, Jacques Jouanneau, Mario David, Jean Carmet, Guy Bedos, Sacha Briquet. Set in a German P.O.W. camp in 1940, this is the story of a French corporal who is determined to escape to return to Paris and fight once more. 96 min. DVD 7586
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Lacombe Lucien (1974)
Directed by Louis Malle. Cast: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clément, Holger Lowenadler, Thérèse Giehse. Louis Malle's film brilliantly relates the story of a young opportunist French peasant who joins the Gestapo during the Nazi occupation. Despite being a collaborator he falls in love with the daughter of a Jewish tailor, with profound effects on her family. A subtle, complex tale of guilt, innocence and the amorality of power. 132 min. DVD 5381; vhs 999:3071
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Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Directed by Claude Berri. Cast: Carole Bouquet, Daniel Auteuil. Based on a true story, this is the dramatic tale of a husband and wife along with their associates in the French Resistance during several months of 1943. Activist Raymond Samuel is betrayed by a comrade and arrested by the Gestapo. His only hope is his beautiful wife, Lucie, who conceives a bold plan for her husband's escape -- flirting with the enemy and risking her life to free him. 116 min. vhs 999:2926
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Allison, Maggie. "From the Violence of War to the War against Intolerance: Representing the Resistant Woman, Lucie Aubrac." South Central Review, 2002, Vol. 19(4)-20 Issue 1, p119-134, 16p UC users only
Hayes, Graeme. " Resistancialism revisited: masculinity and national identity in Claude Berri's Lucie Aubrac (1997)." Studies in French Cinema, 2001, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p108, 10p UC users only
Hewitt, Leah D. "Identity Wars in "L'affaire (Lucie) Aubrac": History, Fiction, Film." Contemporary French Civilization, 1998, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p264-284, 21p
Reid, Donald "The Grandchildren of Godard and the Aubracs: Betrayal, Resistance, and the People without the Memory." French Cultural Studies, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 76-92, Feb 2004 UC users only

Aubrac, Lucie. Outwitting the Gestapo / Lucie Aubrac ; translated by Konrad Bieber with the assistance of Betsy Wing ; with an introduction by Margaret Collins Weitz. (Main (Gardner) Stacks D802.F8 A7913 1993)

The Old Gun (Le vieux fusil) (France | West Germany, 1975)
Directed by Robert Enrico. Cast: Romy Schneider, Philippe Noiret, Jean Bouise. In Montauban in 1944, during the German occupation of France, Julien Dandieu is an aging, embittered surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, Dandieu asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter to the remote village where he owns a castle. One week later, Dandieu decides to meet them for the weekend, but the Germans have now occupied the village. Dandieu loses his wife and daughter to Nazi bullets. He vows to kill every one of the Germans responsible (along with a few who were not) in order to assuage his grief. PAL, region 2. 98 min. DVD X3932
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Safe Conduct (Laissez-passer) (2002)
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Cast: Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydes, Charlotte Kady, Marie Desgranges, Ged Marlon, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Laurent Schilling, Maria Pitarresi, Marie Gillain. During the Nazi occupation of France during World War II, the nation's movie studios continued to operate. Jean Devaivre is an assistant director for Continental Pictures, a studio which has recently been taken over by the Germans and is headed by Dr. Greven. With a wife and son to support, Devaivre feels he has little choice but to continue with his work. Screenwriter Jean Aurenche, a man who lives for wine, women and song, refuses to work for Greven, and struggles to find a way to make a living with his words. 163 min. DVD 2684
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Kauffmann, Stanley. "Grace under pressure." The New Republic. Nov 4, 2002. Vol. 227, Iss. 19; pg. 22UC users only
Lovejoy, Alice. "Safe Conduct." Film Comment, Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p76, 1pUC users only
Marcelle Clements. "When Moviemaking Was a Form of Resistance." New York Times. (Late Edition (East Coast)). Oct 13, 2002. pg. 2.11UC users only
Porton, Richard; Flitterman-Lewis, Sandy. "The spirit of resistance: An interview with Bertrand Tavernier." Cineaste. Spring 2003. Vol. 28, Iss. 2; p. 4 UC users only

A Self Made Hero (Un héros très discret) (1997)
Director, Jacques Audiard. Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz, Anouk Grinberg, Sandrine Kiberlain, Jean-Louis Trintignant. Restricted from service during World War II a young Frenchman can only watch as the war ends without him. He decides to flee to Paris where his inspired gift of deception leads to a tenaciously drawn plan to reinvent himself with a new heroic identity as a leader of the French Resistance. 105 min. vhs 999:3451
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Forbes, Jill. "Politicians And Performers: 'Un héros très discret.'" Australian Journal of French Studies, Jan1999, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p125-135, 11p UC users only

Le silence de la mer(France, 1949)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Cast: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stephane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaroe, Georges Patrix, Denis Sadier. Tells the story of a German officer who is billeted in the house of an elderly man and his niece in occupied France. Vowing never to speak to the invader, the couple listen in silence as the officer pours out his ideas and feelings about music, war and his love of France. 84 min. DVD 8455
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Langlois, Suzanne. "Images That Matter: The French Resistance in Film, 1944-1946." French History, 1997; 11: 461 - 485. UC users only
Hewitt, Leah Dianne. Remembering the occupation in French film : national identity in postwar Europe New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. (MAIN: D743.23 .H48 2008)

Story of Women (Une Affaire de femmes) (1988)
Director, Claude Chabrol. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Francois Cluzet, Marie Trintignant, Nils Tavernier. To survive Nazi-occupied 1940's France, Marie turns to illegally aborting pregnancies for a hefty fee. As her income increases, Marie moves her family to a posh apartment. Completely seduced by her lifestyle, Marie ignores her shell-shocked husband Paul. Things take a disastrous turn after one of Marie's "customers" dies and her husband turns her over to the authorities. Inspired by the real-life of Marie-Louise Girard, who was executed in 1943 by the Vichy Government, who'd declared abortion as a Crime Against the State because it diminished the number of potential soldiers. 108 min. DVD 7256
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The Two of Us (Le vieil homme et l'enfant) (1967)
Directed by Claude Berri. Cast: Michel Simon, Roger Carel, Paul Preboist, Luce Fabiole, Alain Cohen, Charles Denner, Jacqueline Rouillard, Marco Perrin, Aline Bertrand, Sylvine Delannoy, Zorica Lozic, Elisabeth Rey, Didier Perret, and featuring the children of Biviers and St.-Vincent-de-Mercuze. A Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant. Special features: "Le poulet" (1962), director Claude Berri's Oscar-winning short film; new video interviews with Berri and actor Alain Cohen; interviews from 1967 with Berri and Michel Simon; excerpt from "The Jewish children of occupied France," a 1975 French talk-show segment featuring Berri and the woman who helped secure his family's safety during World War II; original theatrical trailer; plus a booklet featuring a new essay by critic David Sterritt, an appreciation of the film by Francois Truffaut, and excerpts from Berri's memoir. 87 min. DVD 8264
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World War II Films: Italy

General della Rovere (Il generale della Rovere) (Italy / France, 1959)
Director: Roberto Rossellini. Cast: Vittorio de Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giuseppe Rossetti, Giovanna Ralli, Anne Vernon, Baronessa Barzani. Film of intrigue and heroism within the Italian underground during the German occupation of Italy. Emanuele Bardone, a petty con man, fleeces his victims by posing as a colonel. Persuaded by the Germans to impersonate a partisan leader they have killed, he assumes the admirable qualities of the heroic officer and the German plan backfires. Based on the story by Indro Montanelli. Special features: Interviews with Isabella, Renzo, and Ingrid Rossellini, and film scholar Adriano Aprà ; visual essay by Tag Gallagher, author of The adventures of Roberto Rossellini ; original theatrical trailer. Booklet features an essay by film critic James Monaco and an excerpt from a 2000 interview with Indro Montanelli, author of the story that inspired the film. 132 min. DVD X2046
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The Night of the Shooting Stars (La Notte di San Lorenzo) (Italy, 1982)
Directed by by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Cast: Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Rinaldo Mirannalti, Enrica Maria Modugno. Depicts the final days of World War II in Italy, seen mostly through the eyes of a six-year-old girl. It is a mythic recollection by the protagonist of life on the run when a group of Italian villagers flee from brutal Nazi occupiers in the summer of 1944. 107 min. DVD 1949
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Rome Open City (Roma, Città Aperta) (Italy, 1946)
Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Cast: Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero, Aldo Fabrizi. Ultra-realistic portrayal of life in the conquered city of Rome. Adapts the true story of the plights of a priest and a resistance leader being sought by the Germans during the occupation of Rome in World War II. Special features on DVD X2861: Video introduction by Roberto Rossellini (from 1963); audio commentary featuring film scholar Peter Bondanella; Once upon a time-- Rome open city (2006 documentary); video interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Aprà; Rossellini and the city (visual essay by film scholar Mark Shiel); video interview with film critic and Rossellini friend Father Virgilio Fantuzzi. Accompanied by booklet featuring essays by James Quandt, Irene Bignardi, Colin McCabe, and Jonathan Rosenbaum. 105 min. DVD X2861; also DVD 117; VHS 999:170
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Paisà (Paisan) (Italy, 1948)
Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Cast: Robert Van Loon, Carmela Sazio, Dots M. Johnson, Maria Michi, Gar Moore, Harriet White, Renzo Avanzo, Bill Tubbs, Benjamin Emanuel, Raymond Campbell, Harold Wagner, Albert Heinze, Merlin Berth, Mats Carlson, Leonard Penish, Alfonsino, Dale Edmonds, Achille Siveiro, Robert Van Loel. Six stories dealing with Italian and American soldiers meeting under battle conditions during World War II. Recreates the liberation of Italy by the Allied Forces and depicts the harsh realities of war.) Special DVD features: Video introduction by Roberto Rossellini from 1963, video interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Aprà, excerpts from videotaped discussions Rossellini had in 1970 with faculty and students at Rice University about his craft, Into the future (a visual essay about the War trilogy by Tag Gallagher). Accompanied by booklet featuring essays by James Quandt, Irene Bignardi, Colin McCabe, and Jonathan Rosenbaum shelved separately. 115 min. DVD X2862
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Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze) (Italy, 1976)
Directed by Lina Wertmuller. Cast: Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Shirley Stoler. A small-time casanova with no political convictions and fewer brains shoots his sister's pimp to save the family honor. He is caught, tried, sent to an insane asylum, volunteers for the Italian army and ends up in a Nazi prison where he learns to survive at any cost. 115 min. DVD 352; vhs 999:2326
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Two Woman (La Ciociara) (1961)
Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Cast: Sophia Loren, Jean Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown. Portrays an Italian mother who along with her daughter is raped by soldiers during World War II. After regaining consciousness she finds her daughter in a state of shock, and the rest of the film tells how they find their way back to life and survive the horror of war. Based on the novel by Alberto Moravia. 105 min. DVD X5758; vhs 999:2431
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Academy Award - Best Actress (Sophia Loren)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Foreign Actress (Sophia Loren)
Cannes Film Festival - Best Actress (Sophia Loren)
Golden Globes - Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists - Best Actress (Sophia Loren)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actress (Sophia Loren)

Nerenberg, Ellen. "Two Women" In: The cinema of Italy
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World War II Films: Soviet/Russian/Eastern Europe

The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye) (Soviet Union, 1976)
Directed by Larisa Shepitko. Cast: Boris Plotnikov; Vladimir Gostiukhin; Sergei Yakovlev. An uncompromising portrayal of war and betrayal, The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye) follows two Russian soldiers who are captured in German occupied Byelorussia during World War II. Using expressive religious symbolism, director Larisa Shepitko boldly reverses stereotypical Soviet attitudes towards heroism, religion, and philosophy in her examination of souls preparing to die. 108 min. DVD X416; vhs 999:3802
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Menashe, Louis. "Patriotic Gauze, Patriotic Gore: Russians at War." Cineaste 29:3 (Summer 2004)UC users only
Merrill, Jason. "Religion, Politics, and Literature in Larisa Shepit'ko's The Ascent." Slovo, autumn2006, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p147-162, 16p UC users only
Quart, Barbara. "Between Materialism and Mysticism: The Films of Larissa Shepitko." Cineaste vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 4-11, 1988

Ballad of a Soldier (Ballada o soldate) (Soviet Union, 1959)
Directed by Grigori Chukhraj. A young Russian soldier is given a six-day leave as a reward for an act of bravery in battle. As he journeys home he encounters the devastation of his war-torn country, witnesses glimmers of hope among the people, and falls in love. With its poetic visual imagery this unconventional meditation on the effects of war is a milestone in Russian cinema. 88 min. DVD 1163
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film from any Source
San Francisco International Film Festival - Best Film; Best Director

Canal (Kanal) (Poland, 1957)
Directed by Andrzej Wajda. Cast: Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Wienczyslaw Gunski, Tadeusz Gwiazdowski, Stanislaw Mikulski, Emil Karewicz, Wladyslaw Sheybal, Teresa Berezowska. Begins on the 56th day of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis during World War II. A ragtag group of trained and untrained Resistance fighters hold on to the front line. They try to live a relatively normal life, and even find time to play the piano. They achieve small victories, but must retreat into the sewers in order to survive. 96 min. DVD 2080; DVD 2080; vhs 999:1051
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Come and See (Idi i smotri) (Soviet Union, 1985)
Directed by Elem Klimov. Young Florya willing joins the Partisans fighting the Nazis in Byelorussia, USSR during World War II. Separated from his comrades during a paratroop attack and struck deaf by German artillery, Florya, in the company of peasant girl, Glascha, wanders through the battle-scorched Russian forests and man-made slaughter. He witnesses an SS unit's spontaneous, self-congratulatory appause at their own butchery. 145 min. DVD 1164
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Menashe, Louis. "Patriotic Gauze, Patriotic Gore Russians at War." Cineaste; Summer2004, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p26-29, 4p UC users only
Michaels, Lloyd. "Come and See (1985): Klimov's Intimate Epic." Quarterly Review of Film & Video, May2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p212-218, 7p UC users only
Youngblood, Denise J. "A war remembered: Soviet films of the Great Patriotic War." American Historical Review; 2001, Vol. 106 Issue 3, p839-956, 118p
Youngblood, Denise J. "Post-Stalinist cinema and the myth of World War II: Tarkovskii's "Ivan's Childhood"(1962) and Klimov's "Come and See"(1985)" Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, 1994, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p413-419, 7p; UC users only

The Cranes are Flying (Letyat Zhuravli) (Soviet Union, 1957)
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov. Boris' and Veronica's marriage plans are interrupted when Boris enlists in the Soviet army after the German invasion of Russia. Veronica eventually succumbs to the seduction of Boris' cousin, Mark, but subsequently redeems herself by nursing the wounded amidst the terrible suffering of the Russian civilian population during World War II. 91 min. DVD 1162; vhs 999:1028
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Eroica (Poland, 1958)
Directed by Andrzej Munk. Cast: Edward Dziewonski, Kazimierz Opalinski, Leon Niemszyk, Roman Klosowski. Based on a pair of World War II stories by J.S. Stawinski, the film unfolds in two parts. The first tells the tale of a small-time black marketeer, who cares little about the war but unwittingly becomes involved with the Polish Resistance. In the second story, Polish military prisoners battle boredom and despair in a prison camp. One inmate makes a brave if foolhardy attempt to escape, giving hope to the other prisoners. 80 min. DVD X4305; vhs 999:2257
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Moloch (Molokh) (Russia / Germany / Japan / Italy / France, 1999)
Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov. Cast: Leonid Mosgowoi, Elena Rufanowa, Leonid Sokol, Yelena Spiridonova, Vladimir Bogdanov, Anatoli Shvedersky. In an ominous fortress perched high above the clouds, everything seems in order for a reposing 24 hours. It is the spring of 1942 in Germany and Eva Braun is the only voice that dares contradict the Fuhrer. Eva is caught up in the complexities of a man incapable of human intimacy, making her as volcanic as her beloved Hitler. 108 min. DVD 6683
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My Name Is Ivan (Ivan's Childhood)(Ivanovo detstvo) (Soviet Union, 1963)
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky. Cast: Kolia Burlaiev, Valentin Zubkov, Valentina Maliavina, Yevgeny Zharikov. During World War II twelve year-old Ivan, hell-bent on revenge after his family is killed by German soldiers, serves the Russian army by reconnoitering behind enemy lines. 99 min. DVD X2268; vhs 999:3577
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Daly, Fergus; Waugh, Katherine. "Ivan's Childhood." Senses of Cinema vol. 15, pp. (no pagination), Summer 2001
Ross, Bruce. "Nostalgia and the Child 'Topoi': Metaphors of Disruption and Transcendence in the Work of Joseph Brodsky, Marc Chagall and Andrei Tarkovsky." Analecta Husserliana, vol. 28, pp. 307-323, 1990
Thompson, John O. "Reflexions on Dead Children in the Cinema and Why There Are Not More of Them." In: Representations of childhood death / edited by Gillian Avery and Kimberley Reynolds. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000. (Main Stack HQ1073.R46 2000)
Youngblood, Denise J. "A war remembered: Soviet films of the Great Patriotic War." American Historical Review; 2001, Vol. 106 Issue 3, p839-956, 118p
Youngblood, Denise J. Russian war films : on the cinema front, 1914-2005 Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2007. (Main Library and PFA: PN1995.9.W3 Y68 2007)

My Way Home (Így jöttem)(Hungary, 1965)
Directed by Miklós Jancsó. Cast: Bela Barsi, Jurij Bodovszkij, Viktor Csekmarev, Sandor Csikos, Mari Csomos, Janos Görbe. In the final days of WWII, a seventeen-year-old boy wanders the countryside. He is captured by Soviet troops, then released, then captured once more--after he has donned a German uniform for warmth--and imprisoned at a remote barracks, where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Russian soldier. His attempts to return home form the crux of this lyrical film, which displays all of the director's consistent themes: the psychological presence of landscape, the randomness of violence, the arbitrary nature of power. 97 min. DVD X7204
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The Sun (Russia | Italy | Switzerland | France, 2004)
Directed by Alexander Sokurov. Cast: Issey Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi, Shiro Sano. A dramatization of the events leading up to Emperor Hirohito's momentous speech after Japan has lost the war, the historic renunciation of his divine status, and his meetings with General Douglas MacArthur, the commander-in-chief of the occupying American forces, who advises his own president not to declare the Japanese leader a war criminal. Special features: production notes by Alexander Sokurov; theatrical trailer; stills gallery. 110 min. DVD X3877
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World War II Films: Japan

The Battle of Okinawa (Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen)(Japan, 1971)
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Cast: Keiju Kobayashi, Tetsuro Tamba, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yuzo Kayama, Mayumi Ozora, Wakako Sakai. This final stand against the Allied onslaught soon becomes the bloodiest battle of the Pacific Theater, taking the horrors of war to a level never before seen, as the desperate Japanese Army tries to demonstrate to the Americans what they should expect when they assault the Japanese mainland. 149 min.DVD 8765
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Burmese Harp (Biruma no tategoto) (Japan, 1956)
Director: Kon Ichikawa. Following the actions of a young Japanese officer separated from his battalion at the close of the Pacific War in Burma, the film shows one man's journey from the comforts of companionship in adversity to a solitary confrontation with, and the eventual grasp of, mass death in the name of patriotism. 116 min. DVD 8429; vhs 999:1054
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Allyn, John. Kon Ichikawa : a guide to references and resources Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1985. (MAIN: PN1998.A3 I332 1985; PFA : PN1998.3.I332 A4 1985)
Khiun, Liew Kai. "Self-inflicted pain: Japanese cinema on the Pacific War." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2011, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p189-201, 13p UC users only
Kon Ichikawa / edited by James Quandt. Toronto : Cinematheque Ontario, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA: PN1998.3.I332 K66 2001)
Mellen, Joan. "Kon Ichikawa." In: Voices from the Japanese cinema New York : Liveright, [1975] (Main; Moffitt; PFA: PN1998.A2 .M37 1975)
Russell, Catherine. "The Burmese Harp/Fires on the Plain." Cineaste, Fall2007, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p63-64, 2p UC users only

The Cockpit (Japan, 1993)
Presents three animated tales of combat during the Second World War. In the first story, directed by Kawajiri Yoshiaki, Seisoken kiryu (Stratospheric currents), an ace German pilot must put aside his personal feelings for the sake of humanity and fly into battle, guns blazing. In the second story, directed by Imanishi Takashi, Onsoku dengekitai (Sonic thunder attack team), a kamikaze pilot has but one goal - to guide his flying coffin into the enemy fleet. In the third story, directed by Takahashi Ryosuke, Tetsu no ryukihei (Steel dragoon), a young boy must brave enemy fire to complete his assignment and return to his comrades with reinforcements. 90 min. vhs 999:3290
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Fires on the Plain (Nobi) (Japan, 1959)
Director: Kon Ichikawa. Cast: Eiji Funakoshi, Osamu Takizawa, Mickey Curtis. In the most powerful of all Japanese anti-war films, acts of cannibalism bring home the terrifying brutality of war. Japanese troops are in retreat in the Philippines. Supplies run out and discipline crumbles. 105 min. DVD 8423; vhs 999:1311
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Allyn, John. Kon Ichikawa : a guide to references and resources Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1985. (MAIN: PN1998.A3 I332 1985; PFA : PN1998.3.I332 A4 1985)
Hauser, William B. "Fires on the Plain: The Human Cost of the Pacific War." In: Reframing Japanese Cinema: Authorship, Genre, History / edited by Arthur Nolletti, Jr. and David Desser. pp: 193-209. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1992. (Main Stack PN1993.5.J3.R44 1992; Moffitt PN1993.5.J3.R44 1992)
Khiun, Liew Kai. "Self-inflicted pain: Japanese cinema on the Pacific War." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2011, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p189-201, 13p UC users only
Kon Ichikawa / edited by James Quandt. Toronto : Cinematheque Ontario, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA: PN1998.3.I332 K66 2001)
Mellen, Joan. "Kon Ichikawa." In: Voices from the Japanese cinema New York : Liveright, [1975] (Main; Moffitt; PFA: PN1998.A2 .M37 1975)
Russell, Catherine. "The Burmese Harp/Fires on the Plain." Cineaste, Fall2007, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p63-64, 2p UC users only

The Human Condition (Ningen no jôken) (Japan, 1959)
Directed by Masaki Kobayashi. Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama. Tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji from labor camp supervisor to Imperial Army soldier to Soviet POW. Constantly trying to rise above a corrupt system, Kaji time and again finds his morals an impediment rather than an advantage. 574 min. DVD X2045
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The Most Beautiful (Ichiban utsukushiku) (1944)
Director: Akira Kurosawa. Cast: Yoko Yaguchi, Takashi Shimura, Soji Kiyokawa, Ichiro Sugai, Takako Irie, Sayuri Tanima. Akira Kurosawa's patriotic World War II morale booster focuses on a volunteer corps of women working at an optics factory to produce lenses for binoculars and targeting scopes, and was shot on location at the Nippon Kogaku factory in Hiratsuka. 85 min. DVD X2443
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The Red Angel (Akai tenshi) (Japan, 1966)
Director, Masumura Yasuzo. Cast: Ayako Wakao, Shinsuke Ashida, Yusuke Kawazu, Jotaro Senba, Ranko Akagi. A fresh young army nurse on the front finds herself the nighttime prey of hungry soldiers and awash in a sea of blood and torn bodies. Despite the hell around her she struggles to maintain her strength and compassion, but her attempts at salvation, with an amputee soldier and a morphine-addicted surgeon, could lead to her own sexual and spiritual martyrdom. 95 min. DVD 6981
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World War II Films: Other Countries

Black Book (Zwartboek) (Netherlands / Germany / Belgium, 2006)
Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Cast: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Derek de Lint, Christian Berkel, Dolf de Vries, Peter Blok, Michiel Huisman. Rachel, a young Jewish girl hiding from the Nazi's during World War II in The Netherlands, sees her hiding place blown up. She escapes with her rescuer, a young sailor, but the boat sails into a trap set by the Germans. She escapes and joins the resistance, and under the false name Ellis de Vries she meets SS-hauptsturmfuhrer Ludwig Muntze on a train smuggling weapons. She goes to his headquarters to meet him again and gain his trust, and soon they fall in love. She joins his office as a spy, but when someone within the resistance betrays her, she is now seen as an enemy betraying both sides. All that's left to do is run with the man she learned to love and find a way to prove her innocence by finding the real betrayer. 146 min. DVD 8526
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Devils on the Doorstep (Gui zi lai le) (China, 2000)
Director: Jiang Wen. Cast: Jiang Wen, Jiang Hongbo, Kagawa Teruyuki, Yuan Ding, Cong Zhijun. Banned in China, Jiang Wen's ravishingly photographed anti-war epic is set in 1945 in Japanese-occupied rural China where a peasant is forced to shelter two prisoners: one Japanese who wants to die, and his Chinese interpreter who wants to live. 139 min. DVD 3748
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Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prize

Reynaud, Berenice. "Devils on the Doorstep." Film Comment, Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p75, 1pUC users only
Ward, Julian. "Filming the anti-Japanese war: the devils and buffoons of Jiang Wen's Guizi Laile." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2004, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p107-117, 11p UC users only
Yu Tian. "From Red Sorghum To Devils On The Doorstep: Conceptual Evolution In Chinese Film Adaptations." Post Script; Summer2004, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p64-73, 10p UC users only

Indigènes (Algeria / France / Morocco / Belgium, 2006)
Director, Rachid Bouchareb. Cast: Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Bernard Blancan, Mathieu Simonet, Benoit Giros, Melanie Laurent, Antoine Chappey. The tale of a 1943 WWII French Algerian Unit facing discrimination by its European counterparts due to prejudice and ignorance. The French armed forces are preparing to land troops in Europe to win back their homeland from the Axis Powers, but they cannot accomplish their task without recruiting men from their African colonies. The Africans themselves start their long journey full of hope and anticipation, but as they get closer to their goal they realize that their enemy is not necessarily the Germans. Special features: The making of Days of Glory ; The colonial friend (a short film). 125 min. DVD 9925
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Like Two Drops of Water (aka The Dark Room of Damocles) (Als twee druppels water) (Netherlands, 1963)
Directed by Fons Rademakers. Cast: Lex Schoorel, Nan Los, Elise Hoomans, Guus Verstraete, Van Doude. The fainthearted cigar trader Ducker keeps to himself during World War II, but that changes when parachutist Dorbeck lands in his backyard. It turns out the parachutist bears a remarkable resemblance to Ducker. As a secret agent, Dorbeck enlists Ducker's help in his missions and Ducker follows Dorbeck blindly, becomes involved in the Dutch resistance and soon starts killing people. When he escapes through German lines to the freed South Netherlands, he discovers no one has ever heard of Dorbeck. 121 min. DVD 7826
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Soldier of Orange (Soldaat van Oranje) (Belgium / Netherlands, 1977)
Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Cast: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbe, Edward Fox, Susan Penhaligon. Erik Hazelhoff is a spoiled young aristocrat who transforms himself into a daring leader in the Dutch resistance forces during World War II. 156 min. DVD 6177
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Telotte, J. P. "Narratives of Resistance: Verhoeven's "Soldier of Orange"." Film Criticism v. 30 no. 3 (Spring 2006) p. 3-16 UC users only

Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter) (Netherlands | Belgium, 2008)
Directed by Martin Koolhoven. Cast: Martijn Lakemeier, Yorick van Wageningen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Raymond Thiry, Melody Klaver, Anneke Blok, Mees Peijnenburg, Tygo Gernandt. Nazi-occupied Holland, 1945. In a snow-covered village, thirteen year-old Michiel is drawn into the Resistance when he aids a wounded British paratrooper. Michiel's boyish sense of defiance and adventure soon turns to danger and desperation as Michiel is forced to act without knowing whom to trust among the adults and townspeople around him. Wartime 's harsh realities encroach on childhood inocence as Michiel confronts good and evil, courage and duplicity and his own burden of responsibility. Based on the novel by Jan Terlouw. 103 min. DVD X6566
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The Korean War

Battle Hymn (1957)
Director: Douglas Sirk. Cast: Rock Hudson, Martha Hyer, Dan Duryea, Don DeFore, Anna Kashfe, Jock Mahoney, Carl Benton Reid. A true story of WWII fighter pilot Colonel Dean Hess who accidentally bombed a German orphanage, killing thirty-seven children. After entering the ministry to atone for the tragedy, Hess eventually rejoins the Air Force to train pilots in South Korea, while devoting his spare time to building a shelter for Korean orphans. But now, to protect these children in a territory fraught with danger, he must fight ... and face the past once again! 109 min. DVD 7127
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Chung, Hye Seung. "Hollywood goes to Korea: Biopic politics and Douglas Sirk's Battle Hymn (1957)." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television v19, n3 (August, 1999):359 (1 page). UC users only
Chung, Hye Seung. "Hollywood goes to Korea: War, Melodrama, and the Biopic Politics of Battle Hymn." In: Hollywood Asian : Philip Ahn and the politics of cross-ethnic performance / Hye Seung Chung. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2006. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Asian American Studies PN1995.9.A78 C58 2006)
Chung, Hye Seung. "From saviors to rapists: G.I.s, women, and children in Korean war films." Asian Cinema, 2001, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p103-116, 14p

The Bridges at Toko-ri (1954)
Director: Mark Robson. Cast: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss, Charles McGraw, Keiko Awaji. The masterful story of a war-weary World War II veteran who must leave his family to fight again, this time in the Korean War. 103 min. DVD 8338; vhs 999:750
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Worland, Rick. "The Korean War film as family melodrama: 'The at Toko-Ri' (1954)." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television v19, n3 (August, 1999):359 (1 page). UC users only

Fixed Bayonets (1954)
Director: Samuel Fuller. Cast: Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea, Richard Hylton, Craig Hill, Skip Homeier. A corporal must take responsibility for an entire platoon during the Korean War, as each one of his commanding officers is killed. Suggested by a novel by John Brophy. 92 min. DVD X3149
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Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Directed by Jonathan Demme. Cast: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Kimberly Elise, Jeffrey Wright, Ted Levine, Bruno Ganz, Miguel Ferrer, Dean Stockwell, Jude Ciccolella. When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Using the incident for political gain, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, but Marco is haunted by dreams of what really happened in Iraq. As Marco investigates, the story begins to unravel. He begins to figure that the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed as part of a plot to get Shaw into the White House. Now the Manchurian Global corporation appears desperate to stop him from finding out. 130 min. DVD 3366
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Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Directed by John Frankenheimer. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory. A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis-induced conditioning that transform Harvey into a human time bomb.Based on a novel by Richard Condon. 127 min. DVD 1078; vhs 999:406
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

M*A*S*H (1970)
Director: Robert Altman. Cast: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall. Highlights the outrageous antics of three skilled young surgeons drafted from civilian life and assigned to a unit of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) during the Korean War. 117 min. DVD 999; DVD 7590; also vhs 999:438
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Awards & Honors

Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
Golden Globe Awards, USA - Best Picture - Musical/Comedy
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Film
National Film Registry Selection

M*A*S*H (TV series)
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Pork Chop Hill (1959)
Director: Lewis Milestone. Cast: Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, George Peppard, James Edwards, Bob Steele, Woody Strode, George Shibata. A stark screen re-enactment of the U.S. Army King Company's valiant, high-casualty offensive to capture and hold strategically important Pork Chop Hill during the Korean War. Based upon General S.O.A. Marshall's documentary book, Pork Chop Hill. 98 min. DVD X903
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Locke, Brian. "White and black to the brink: China gate (1957), Pork Chop Hill (1959)." In: Racial stigma on the Hollywood screen from World War II to the present : the Orientalist buddy film / Brian Locke. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Asian American Studies PN1995.9.M56 L63 2009)
Kinney, Katherine. "Cold wars: black soldiers in liberal Hollywood." War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities; 2000, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p101-121, 21p UC users only

Spring in my Hometown (Arumdaun sijol) (South Korea, 1998)
Directed by Kwangmo Lee. A heart-warming story examining the turbulent period of the Korean War through the eyes of a little boy who lives in a backwater village. Set in the early 1950s when the US military presence was predominant in Korea, the film depicts the life of an older generation from a child's perspective. Two children peep through the hole in the fence of an abandoned mill and chance upon the scene of one child's mother having sex with an American soldier and now their world can never be the same. 120 min. DVD 1487
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Steel Helment (1951)
Directed by Samuel Fuller. Cast: Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards. Despite its relatively low budget, this portrait of Korean War soldiers grappling with moral and racial issues while trying to stay alive remains one of the director's most gripping, realistic, reflections of Fuller's social conscience. 84 min. DVD 8209
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The Strike (TV, 1954)
Directed by Franklin Schaffner. Cast: James Daly, Frank Marth, Bert Freed, Roy Roberts, William Whitman, Wyatt Cooper. Written by Rod Serling, tells the story of a doomed patrol sent out on a mission in battle-scarred Korea in January, 1951. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on June 7, 1954. 60 min. DVD X596
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MRC videography on the 60's for non-fiction films dealing with the war in Vietnam

Apocalypse Now (1979)
Director, Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Larry Fishburne, Dennis Hopper. Coppola's vision of man's heart of darkness revealed through the peculiar madness of the Vietnam War. 153 min. (2 discs) DVD 139; vhs 999:429
Apocalypse Now Redux 202 min. DVD 942

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Awards & Honors

Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
Golden Globes, USA - Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

Milius, John. Apocalypse now redux : an original screenplay / by John Milius and Francis Ford Coppola. New York : Talk Miramax Books/Hyperion, c2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .A653 2000)

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
Documentary about the filming of the Vietnam War based motion picture, Apocalypse Now, made by the director's wife, Eleanor Coppola. It's the history of a film beset by physical and personal troubles, such as the destruction of the sets by a hurricane and the heart attack that almost cost the life of one of the stars, Martin Sheen. Includes recent interviews with cast and crew. 96 min. Video/C 4751

Ashes and Embers (1982)
Written, directed and produced by Haile Gerima. Cast: John Anderson, Evelyn A. Blackwell, Norman Blalock, Kathy Flewellen, Uwezo Flewellen, Barry Wiggins. The story of the pained psyche of a black Vietnam veteran, Ned Charles who returns to Los Angeles after his hitch is up. Anderson can't adjust to civilian life and soon becomes involved in minor crimes. The film explores his troubled relations with his grandmother who tries to help him come to terms with life and also with his activist girlfriend and her friends. 120 min. DVD X5700; vhs 999:2733
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Bat*21 (1988)
Directed by Peter Markle. Cast: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed. Vietnam, 1968. Based on a true story of a middle-aged air force officer, LTC Iceal Hambleton, who's never seen combat before. He is stranded behind enemy lines and all he can do is wait and hope. Then a voice crackles over his radio, and he has found a friend. 105 min. DVD 4258
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley, Caroline Kava, Willem Dafoe. Follows the young Ron Kovic from his days as a zealous teen who eagerly joins up for the Vietnam War, to his return from the war as an embittered veteran, paralyzed from mid-chest down. Chronicles his disillusionment with the country's continued involvement in Vietnam, his physical struggle and his emergence as a brave new voice for thousands of disenchanted vets. 145 min. DVD 769
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Awards

Academy Awards - Best Director
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globe Awards, USA - Best Motion Picture - Drama; Best Director

The Boys in Company C (1978)
Director: Sidney J. Furie. Cast: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning, Michael Lembeck, Craig Wasson. Five Marines are sent to Vietnam in 1967, and learn that if they defeat a rival soccer team, they can spend the remainder of their time playing exhibition games rather than fighting the enemy. As they find out, nothing in Vietnam is as simple as it seems. 126 min. DVD X616
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A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
Director: Terry George. Cast: Bill Paxton, Amy Madigan, Vivian Wu, Donal Logue, Eric Bogosian, Kurtwood Smith, Robert J. Burke, James Rebhorn, Ed Lauter, Harve Presnell, Pichariva A dramatization based on true events of LTC John Paul Vann and his work as a military and civilian advisor in Vietnam over a ten year period (1962-72). As a military advisor, Vann attempted to fight corruption in the Vietnamese army, recognizing the need to build trust among the Vietnamese peasantry. When his recommendations were ignored by the U.S. military, he exposed falsified battle reports and other deceptions to a New York Times reporter, effectively ending his military career. As the war escalated, however, Vann returned to Vietnam as a civilian advisor under Nixon's "Vietnamization" program, ending as the defacto commander of Vietnamese forces in the successful defense of the Central Highlands during the 1972 Easter Offensive. Based on the book by Neil Sheehan (Main Stack DS558.S471 1988; Moffitt DS558.S47 1988)Videocassette release of the May 30, 1998 television motion picture. 118 min. DVD X2864; vhs 999:2689
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Burke, Anthony "Violence and Reason on the Shoals of Vietnam." Postmodern Culture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 38 paragraphs, 1999 May UC users only

A Case of Honor (1988)
Directed by Eddie Romero. Cast: Timothy Bottoms, John Phillip Law, Nick Nicholson, Robert Marius, Nigel Hogge, Jeff Griffith. Five men escape a Vietnamese POW camp after five years. Hungry, they raid a whorehouse looking for supplies to help them get out of the country -- and run right into a group of Russian soldiers. After agreeing to the pleas of the call girls to take them along on their journey to freedom, the group of refugees fights their way through the unforgiving jungle where they discover an abandoned plane that may just be their salvation...if they can get it working. 82 min. DVD 4397
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Casualties of War (1989)
Director: Brian DePalma; featuring Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Thuy Thu Le. Based on the true story of a squad of soldiers caught in the moral quagmire of wartime Vietnam. Witness to the gang rape and murder of a Vietnamese civilian, Private Ericksson is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers and commanding officer Sergeant Meserve in this devastating and unforgettable tale of one man's quest for sanity and justice amidst the chaos of war. Based upon the book by Daniel Lang. 120 min. DVD X2855
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Coming Home (1978)
Director: Hal Ashby. Cast: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern. A sad, poignant love story set against the social upheaval of the Vietnam war. Set in 1968, the story concerns a woman who, while her husband is serving in Vietnam, falls in love with a paraplegic while performing volunteer work at a San Diego veterans hospital. And when, wounded and disillusioned, her husband returns home, they must each grapple with the full impact of a brutal, distant war that has changed their lives forever. 130 min. DVD 8553
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Awards

Academy Awards - Best Actor (Jon Voight); Best Actress (Jane Fonda)
Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor (Jon Voight)
Golden Globes - Best Actor (Jon Voight); Best Actress (Jane Fonda)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Actor (Jon Voight); Best Actress (Jane Fonda)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (Jon Voight)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actor (Jon Voight)

Cutter's Way (1981)
Directed by Ivan Passer. Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Stephen Elliott. Suspectd of murdering a teenage girl, Richard Bone, a laidback Santa Barbara boat salesman and gigolo, turns to his best friend, Alex Cutter, a disabled Vietnam veteran, for help in finding the real killer. But Bone gets more than he bargained for when Cutter instead of contacting the police, tries to blackmail their suspect who violently turns the tables on them. 109 min. DVD 1452
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Dead Presidents (1995)
Directors, Allen & Albert Hughes. Cast: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, N'Bushe Wright, Freddy Rodriguez, Bokeem Woodbine. On the streets, they call cash dead presidents. And that's just what a Vietnam veteran is after when he returns home from the war, only to find himself drawn into a life of crime. With the aid of his fellow vets he plans the ultimate heist - a daring robbery of an armored car filled with unmarked U.S. currency. 119 min. DVD 1069
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The Deer Hunter (1978)
Director: Michael Cimino. Cast: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken. Tracks a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. It is a drama of friendship and courage and of what happens to these qualities under stress. 183 min. (2 tapes) DVD 95; vhs 999:708
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Awards & Honors

Academy Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globe Awards - Best Director
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

Dust of life (Poussières de vie) (France | Algeria | Belgium | Germany | Hong Kong, 1995)
Director: Rachid Bouchareb. Cast: Daniel Guyant, Gilles Chitlaphone, Jehan Pages, Eric Nguyen, Leon Outtrabady, Siu Lin Lam, William Low, Yann Roussel. Shortly after the fall of Saigon, internal disruption further destroyed North and South Vietnam. Northern soldiers are convinced the Southern population has become corrupted by imperialistic ideas. Determined to change the Southern population, North Vietnamese soldiers roam the streets, picking up orphaned boys for transport to rehabilitation camps. Living conditions at the camps are deplorable, especially for Bob, Son, and Shrimp, who are struggling to survive at the Phu Van camp. Based on the novel "La colline de fanta" by Duyên Anh. 108 min. DVD X6081
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Director: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard, Ed O'Ross. Vietnam War drama which begins with a depiction of the brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines responding to the Tet Offensive of 1968. 117 min. DVD 97
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Kubrick, Stanley. Full metal jacket : screenplay / by Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr and Gustave Hasford ; with a foreword by Michael Herr. New York : Knopf, 1987. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.F78 K831 1987)

Gardens of Stone (1987)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, Mary Stuart Masterson, D.B. Sweeney, Dean Stockwell. The elite Old Guard, made up of decorated veterans of Army service, tends Arlington National Cemetery. When a young soldier is assigned to the unit temporarily while training for a tour in Vietnam, two of the Guards help to prepare him for the environment of war, amid protest, uncertainty and violence at home. Based on the novel by Nicholas Proffitt. 111 min. DVD X1144; vhs 999:2698
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Go Tell the Spartans (1977)
Director, Ted Post. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Jonathan Goldsmith, Joe Unger, Dennis Howard, David Clennon, Evan Kim, Dolph Sweet, Marc Singer. A story about a hard-boiled major in command of a grubby Vietnam outpost in 1964 when the war was still a 'conflict' and American soldiers were merely 'advisors.' Although the action concentrates on a single, obscure incident, the film illuminates a vast landscape of an entire era. Based on the novel: Incident at Muc Wa / by Daniel Ford. 113 min. DVD X2856
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Cardullo, Bert. "Viet Nam Revisited." The Hudson Review, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 458-464, 1987 Autumn UC users only
Edelman, Rob. "Go Tell the Spartans." Cineaste, 1983, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p18-54, 3p
Winkler, Martin M. "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori? Classical Literature in the War Film." International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Fall2000, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p177, 38p UC users only
Woodman, Brian J "A Hollywood War of Wills: Cinematic Representation of Vietnamese Super-Soldiers and America's Defeat in the War." Journal of Film and Video 55:2-3 (Summer-Fall 2003) p. 44-58UC users only

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Directed by Barry Levinson. Cast: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl, Noble Willingham, J.T. Walsh, Richard Edson, Juney Smith, Richard Portnow, Floyd Vivino. Imported by the Army for an early morning radio show in Vietnam, irreverent, nonconformist disc jockey Adrian Cronauer blasts the formerly staid, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor and the hottest hits from back home. The G.I.'s love him, but the brass is up in arms! Special features: Promotional diary; how the movie came to be; actor improv; music of the movie; origin of the Good Morning Vietnam sign-on; shooting in Thailand; an overview of the film a year later; original theatrical trailer; original theatrical teaser trailer. 121 min.DVD 9184
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Green Berets (1968)
Directors: Ray Kellogg, John Wayne, et al. Cast: John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray, Raymond St. Jacques, Bruce Cabot, Patrick Wayne, Luke Askew. John Wayne leads his elite Special Forces troops, the toughest fighting force on earth, hand-picked and trained for anti-guerilla warfare in Vietnam, against a deadly and determined enemy. The film combines rugged action with spectacular special effects. 142 min. DVD 8972; vhs 999:1157
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Hamburger Hill (1987)
Directed by John Irvin. Cast: Anthony Barrile, Michael Patrick Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan, Don James, Dylan McDermott, M.A. Nickles, Harry O'Reilly, Daniel O'Shea, Tim Quill, Tommy Swerdlow, Courtney B. Vance, Steven Weber, Tegan West. Filmed on location in the Philippines and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Washington D.C. Based on true events, fourteen American soldiers in Vietnam battle for a mud-covered mound of earth in this most realistic portrayal of the Vietnam War. They are fighting for their country, their fellow soldiers and their lives for ten days with 70% casualities in this true account of war at its worst, and men at their best. 110 min. DVD 8280
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Kinney, Katherine. "Cold wars: black soldiers in liberal Hollywood." War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities; 2000, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p101-121, 21p UC users only
Kinney, Katherine. "Gardens of Stone, Platoon, and Hamburger Hill: Ritual and Remembrance." In: Inventing Vietnam : the war in film and television / edited by Michael Anderegg. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1991. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt DS557.73 .A5 1991)

The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Directed by Lionel Chetwynd. Cast: Michael Moriarty, Jeffrey Jones, Paul Le Mat, Stephen Davies, Lawrence Pressman, Aki Aleong, Gloria Carlin, John Diehl, Rick Fitts, David Soul. Based on true events, this drama focuses on the sufferings, torture and brutal treatment American P.O.W.s had to deal with daily while in North Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison, the most infamous prisoner of war camp in Hanoi. The film focuses on the resistance the prisoners gave to their captors and the strong bonds formed by the Americans during their captivity. Produced as a tribute to all Americans who served in the Vietnam War. Special DVD features: "Perseverance of strength: a conversation with John McCain" (20 min.) The Arizona Senator talks with writer/director Lionel Chetwynd about his POW experiences at the real-life Hanoi Hilton.126 min. DVD X2857; vhs 999:3217
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Bayles, Martha. "The Road to Rambo III." New Republic; 7/18/88-7/25/88, Vol. 199 Issue 3/4, p30-35, 6p
Edelman, Rob. "The Hanoi Hilton." Cineaste 15:4 (1987) p. 49

Heaven and Earth (1993)
Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Joan Chen, Haing S. Ngor, Hiep Thi Le. The powerful story of an American soldier who fought, a Vietnamese woman who endured, and a love caught up in the explosive wartime upheaval in Vietnam. 142 min. DVD 771
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Heroes from Another Country (Heroes de otra patria) (Puerto Rico, 1998)
Director, Ivan Dariel Ortiz. Cast: Jorge Castillo, Jimmy Navarro, Alba Raquel Barros, Adamari Lopez. An emotional drama about Puerto Rican soldiers in the Vietnam War told through the interconnected stories of Carlos and Raul, a Puerto Rican draftee and his volunteer sargeant; of Carlos' mother and sister in Puerto Rico; and of Esteban, a fellow soldier whose tour of duty ends permitting him to return to Puerto Rico. 83 min. DVD 2708
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Jacobs Ladder (1998)
Directed by Adrian Lyne. Cast: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello. Jacob is a man living in a nightmare. Having survived Vietnam, he's back home in New York City. But memories of both his wartime demons and the accidental death of his son haunt and terrorize him. Jacob's grip on reality begins to slip and only his friend can save him. 116 min. DVD 44
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Rubin, Bruce Joel. Jacob's ladder / by Bruce Joel Rubin. New York, N.Y. : Applause Theatre Book Publishers, 1990. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .J27 1990)

The Killing Fields. (1984)
Directed by Roland Joffe. Cast: Sam Waterston, Dr. Haing S. Ngor, Craig T. Nelson, John Malkovich, Athol Fugard. Dith Pran is an aid, translator and friend of two journalists who are covering the war in Cambodia. He saves them from execution but they in turn cannot save him. He is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand. Based on the novel "The Death and Life of Dith Pran" by Sydney Schanberg. 142 min. DVD 6935; vhs 999:762
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Platoon (1986)
Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen. A young soldier in Vietnam (Sheen) discovers that his enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but fear, physical exhaustion, and anger within himself and others. Based on the first-hand experiences of director Oliver Stone. Oscar nominees Berenger and Dafoe portray sergeants Barnes and Elias; one hard and callous, the other tough yet compassionate. The two sergeants draw a fine line between the war they wage against the enemy and each other, dangerously dividing the loyalties of the platoon. 120 min. DVD 455; vhs 999:805
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Academy Award - Best Picture
Golden Globe Award - Best Motion Picture - Drama
Directors Guild of America, USA -Outstanding Directorial Achievement

The Quiet American(1958)
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll, Bruce Cabot, Fred Sadoff. In 1952, Saigon is caught between corrupt colonial powers and a Communist uprising. An idealistic young American champions a shadowy Third Force, but cynical British journalist Thomas Fowler is concerned only with the American's interest in his mistress. When jealousy forces Fowler to take sides at last, the personal and political consequences are devastating. Based upon the novel by Graham Greene. 122 min. DVD X946
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The Quiet American(2002)
Directed by Phillip Noyce. Cast: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Tzi Ma, Robert Stanton, Holmes Osborne, Pham Thi Mai Hoa, Quang Hai, Rade Sherbedgia. A story that led to the events of the United States military involvement in Vietnam. Here, a love triangle between a British journalist, his mistress, and a mysterious CIA operative evolves into a much greater mystery that eventually leads to murder and deception. Based on the novel by Graham Greene. Special features: Anatomy of a scene; commentary with director Phillip Noyce, actors Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, and Tzi Ma; original featurette. 101 min. DVD 1795
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Jacobson, Harlan. "The Quiet American." Film Comment, January/February 2003, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p74-76, 2p UC users only
Jacques, Geoffrey. "The Quiet American." Cineaste, Summer 2003, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p45-47, 3p UC users only
Kauffmann, Stanley. "The Quiet American." New Republic, February 10 2003, Vol. 228 Issue 5, p24-25, 2p UC users only
Klawans, Stuart. "The Quiet American." Nation, December 23 2002, Vol. 275 Issue 22, p42-45, 3p UC users only
Lane, Anthony. "The Quiet American." New Yorker, December 2 2002, Vol. 78 Issue 37, p117-119, 3p
Lawrenson, Edward. "The Quiet American." Sight & Sound, December 2002, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p56-58, 2p UC users only
"Paying for the Damage: The Quiet American Revisited." Film & History , Sep2006, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p38-44, 7p UC users only

Rambo

First Blood (1982)
Directed by Ted Kotcheff. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff, Julia Nickson-Soul. John Rambo, an ex-Green Beret hero and now a peacetime misfit, is haunted by memories of Vietnam. He soon wages his own war against a small-town sheriff who has unfairly jailed and grossly mistreated him. A life or death manhunt ensues in the "jungles" of the Pacific Northwest, where the former soldier uses his old skills to stay alive and outwit his pursuers, which now include the sheriff, his posse, and more than 200 National Guardsmen. Includes the documentary "An American hero's journey: the Rambo trilogy" and short feature "First Blood: a look back" following the feature presentation. Based on a novel by David Morrell. 96 min. DVD 9951; vhs 999:2227
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Rambo: First Blood, Part II (1985)
Directed by George P. Cosmatos. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy. John Rambo, the ex-Green Beret hero, is recruited for a covert, dangerous mission in Southeast Asia, in order to locate American MIA's. But the soldier is soon deserted in the hostile jungle with only his knife, bow and arrows. With the help of a Vietnamese girl, he vows to bring revenge to all who have become his enemies. Includes the documentary "An American hero's journey: the Rambo trilogy" following the feature presentation. 96 min. DVD 9951; vhs 999:2227
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Rambo III (1988)
Directed by Peter Macdonald. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge, Kurtwood Smith, Spiros Focas. When Col. Sam Trautman (Richard Crenna) is captured during a top-secret mission in Afghanistan, Rambo erupts into a one-man firestorm to rescue his former commanding officer and decimate the enemy. Based on the characters created by David Morrell. Bonus features disc (complete collector's set). Mission archive. The real Nam: voices from within ; Guts and glory ; The forging of heroes: America's Green Berets ; Rambo-nomics ; Selling a hero ; Suiting up ; An American hero's journey: the Rambo trilogy ; Drawing First blood ; We get to win this time ; Afghanistan: a land in crisis ; theatrical trailers. 102 min. DVD 9951
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Rambo: (2008)
Directed by George P. Cosmatos. Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Rey Gallegos, Tim Kang, Jake La Botz, Maung Maung Khin, Ken Howard. In Thailand, Vietnam veteran John Rambo is living peacefully capturing snakes and transporting people and cargo in an old boat. But he joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. Bonus features disc (complete collector's set). Mission archive. The real Nam: voices from within ; Guts and glory ; The forging of heroes: America's Green Berets ; Rambo-nomics ; Selling a hero ; Suiting up ; An American hero's journey: the Rambo trilogy ; Drawing First blood ; We get to win this time ; Afghanistan: a land in crisis ; theatrical trailers. Issued with: Rambo [ditigal copy]. Disc No. 5 in set. 91 min. DVD 9951
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Rescue Dawn (2006)
Directed by Werner Herzog. Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies. When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on true events. Special features: Commentary by director Werner Herzog and interviewer Norman Hill; deleted scenes; the making of the true story; "Unfinished business: telling Dieter's story", "Strength of character", "War stories", "What would Dieter do?", deleted scenes. (See also: Little Dieter Needs to Fly documentary on which this movie was based DVD 994) 125 min. DVD 9326
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Doherty, Thomas. "Rescue Dawn." Cineaste, Fall2007, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p48-50, 3p UCB users only
Lane, Anthony."Rescue Dawn." New Yorker, 8/13/2007, Vol. 83 Issue 23, p16-17, 2p UCB users only
Zalewski, Daniel. "The Ecstatic Truth." New Yorker, 4/24/2006, Vol. 82 Issue 10, p124-139, 15p

Streamers (1983)
Directed by Robert Altman. Cast: Matthew Modine, David Alan Grier, Mitchell Lichtenstein, Michael Wright, George Dzundza, Guy Boyd. On the eve of them being shipped off to war in Vietnam, four young army recruits are forced to confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it is learned that one of them is homosexual. Based on David Rabe's play of the same title. 106 min. DVD X4846
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Three Seasons (Vietnam | USA, 1999)
Directed by Tony Bui. Cast: Harvey Keitel, Don Duong, Nguyen Ngoc Hiep, Tran Manh Cuong, Zoe Bui, Nguyen Huu Duoc. Tells the stories of several people living in or visiting post-war Vietnam, including James Hager (Harvey Keitel), an ex-G.I. searching for the daughter he left behind in the war. 110 min. DVD X6801; vhs 999:2389
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Tigerland (2000)
Directed by Joel Schumacher. Cast: Cole Hauser, Thomas Guiry, Russell Richardson, Clifton Collins, Jr., Shea Whigham, Matthew Davis, Colin Farrell. Just released from the base stockade, recruit Roland Bozz joins a platoon of young soldiers preparing to ship out to Vietnam. His independence and outright defiance draw fire from his own men as well as commanding officers. But when the platoon is sent to Tigerland, a hellish training ground, Bozz's leadership and loyalty bring his men together, triggering extraordinary consequences. 101 min. DVD 7458
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Clarke, E. A. "Ideal Heroes: Nostalgic Constructions of Masculinity in "Tigerland" and "We Were Soldiers"." Literature/Film Quarterly 34:1 (2006) p. 19-26 UC users only

Uncommon Valor (1983)
Directed by Ted Kotcheff. Cast: Gene Hackman, Fred Ward, Reb Brown, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Patrick Swayze, Harold Sylvester, Tim Thomerson, Robert Stack. For over ten years, [Colonel Jason] Rhodes has been living a nightmare searching for his son who is listed as "missing in action" in Vietnam. After useless appeals to the government for information, Rhodes takes matters into his own hands. With financial backing of a Texas oil tycoon ... and the help of his son's five Marine buddies, Rhodes prepares to carry out a daring mission. After weeks of grueling training, the courageous veterans leave for Laos. The final battle of the Vietnam conflict is about to begin. 105 min. DVD X2859
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Edelman, Rob. " Uncommon Valor." Cineaste, 1984, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p47-48, 2p
Fore, Steve. "Kuntzel's Law and Uncommon Valor or, Reshaping the National Consciousness in Six Minutes Flat." Wide Angle: A Film Quarterly of Theory, Criticism, and Practice, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 23-32, 1985

Vietnam Movies, The Way It Really Was.
Examines how Hollywood once viewed the Vietnam War and how filmmakers see it today. Looks at the new wave of movies that try to tell the story the way it really was by examining such films as "Platoon" and "Hanoi Hilton." Includes interviews with filmmakers, vietnam veterans and war correspondents. A segment from the television program: Nightline, December 19, 1986. 24 min. Video/C 5771

The Walking Dead (1995)
Director: Preston Whitmore. Cast: Allen Payne, Eddie Griffin, Joe Morton. Five young marines leap out of a helicopter and into the unknown. They all joined the marines for different reason, but they find themselves in the same place - bound together in a desperate struggle for survival - lost in a jungle minefield on a suicide mission. 90 min. vhs 999:1313
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The War at Home (1996)
Directed by Emilio Estevez. Cast: Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen, Kimberly Williams, Emilio Estevez, Carla Gugino, Lane Smith. Estevez plays a returning Vietnam War hero whose haunting experiences leave him unable to adjust to the quiet reality of small town America. At odds with his domineering father, his desperately cheerful mother and free-spirited sister, tensions at home soon escalate, finally reaching the breaking point one fateful Thanksgiving Day. Based on the stageplay, Homefront, by James Duff. 123 min. DVD X2860
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Directed by Randall Wallace. Cast: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, Barry Pepper, Don Duong, Ryan Hurst. Lt. Col. Hal Moore is the commander of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry. As part of the Pleiku Campaign of late 1965, Moore is assigned to action at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, an area known to be overrun by North Vietnamese troops and nicknamed "The Valley of Death." Moore soon finds himself and his men contained to an area about the size of a football field, surrounded by more than 2,000 enemy troops and engaged in the first major battle of the war. Heroism becomes the order of the day as the men refuse to yield, in spite of heavy losses of life. 138 min. DVD 1317
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Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Directed by Karel Reisz. Cast: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Anthony Zerbe. An anti-social ex-marine agrees to bring heroin back to the States from Saigon during the Vietnam War and deliver it to an apartment in Oakland and discovers that he, his friend and his wife have been set up. 126 min. DVD 2817

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Kinney, Judy Lee. "The mythical method: fictionalizing the Vietnam War." Wide Angle Vol VII nr 4 (1985); p 35-40
Roginski, E. "Who'll stop the rain?" Film Quarterly Vol XXXII nr 2 (Winter 1978-79); p 57-61 UC users only

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Atomic City (1952)
Director, Jerry Hopper. Cast: Gene Barry, Lee Aaker, Lydia Clarke, Michael Moore, Milburn Stone, Nancy Gates. Nuclear physicist Frank Addison and his wife are living every parent's worst nightmare after their son Tommy gets kidnapped. And it just so happens that the kidnapper's ransom demands are the secrets behind the H-bomb! 85 min. DVD X6406
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The Brainwashing of John Hayes (TV, 1955)
Directed by Harry Horner Cast: Vincent Price, Richard Loo, Philip Ahn, Steven Geray, Kei T. Chung. A dramatization of the tortures that sixty-four year old missionary John Hayes (Vincent Price) endured in China for unrelenting months while the communists attempted to brainwash him. Originally presented as an episode on the television series TV Reader's Digest on Nov. 7, 1955. 30 min. DVD X2330

Chung, Hye Seung. Hollywood Asian : Philip Ahn and the politics of cross-ethnic performance Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2006. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks & Asian American Studies Lib. PN1995.9.A78 C58 2006

Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Director, Gregor Jordan. Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Anna Paquin, Gabriel Mann, Leon Robinson, Sheik Mahmud-Bey, Dean Stockwell, Elizabeth McGovern. Crooked U.S. soldiers are stationed on an American Army base in West Germany during the waning days of the cold war. Special Fourth Class Elwood guards against the Soviets while on duty, and rips off the U.S. military while off duty. Elwood runs a profitable black-market business that operates just below the official radar. One day, he and his gang uncover some loot that will land them some real money - high-tech military weaponry. As they try to quietly offload the stuff, the new sergeant catches on to the nefarious deeds and sets out to put him out of business. 99 min. DVD 7592
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By Dawn's Early Light (TV, 1990)
Director, Jack Sholder. Cast: Powers Boothe, Rebecca DeMornay, James Earl Jones, Martin Landau. When a fanatical group opposed to friendly U.S./Soviet relations explodes a nuclear missile over a Russian city, it begins a chain reaction of accusations and actions that begin the groundwork for WWIII. 100 min. DVD 7655
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Crimson Tide (1995)
Director, Tony Scott. Cast: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini, Matt Craven. In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives an unconfirmed order to launch its nuclear missiles. The tension quickly rises as the sub's respected commander and his brilliant executive officer clash over the validity of their orders, battling each other for control of the sub. 123 min. DVD 8271
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The Day After (1983)
Director, Nicholas Meyer. Cast: Jason Robards, Jobeth Williams, Steven Guttenberg, John Cullum, John Lithgow. "The Day After" takes as its premise the ultimate what-if, portraying with stark realism the catastrophe of a nuclear confrontation and its devastating effect on a group of average American citizens. 122 min. DVD 7653; vhs 999:4000
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Waller, Gregory A. "Re-placing 'The Day After'." Cinema Journal, 26:3 (1987:Spring) p.3 UC users only

Dr. Strangelove: or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963)
Director: Stanley Kubrick. Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Peter George and Terry Southern. Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Tracy Reed. Black comedy about a group of war-eager military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse. 93 min. DVD 61; vhs 999:43
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Awards & Honors
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best British Film; Best Film from any Source
National Film Registry Selection
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Director

Fail-Safe (1964)
Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Henry Fonda, Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Edward Binns, Larry Hagman, Fritz Weaver.A computer malfunction causes nuclear equiped American bombers to destroy Moscow and the president of the United States has to take terrible measures to appease the Soviets and prevent all-out nuclear war. 111 min. DVD 4722
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The Good German (2006)
Director: Steven Soderbergh. Cast: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges, Dominic Comperatore, Tony Curran, Gianfranco L'Amore, Christian Oliver, Leland Orser, Dave Power, Don Pugsley, Jack Thompson, Robin Weigert. Director of photography, Peter Andrews ; editor, Mary Ann Bernard ; music, Thomas Newman ; costume designer, Louise Frogley ; production designer, Philip Messina. Takes place in the ruins of post-WWII Berlin, where U.S. Army war correspondent Jake Geismar becomes involved with Lena Brandt, a former lover whose missing husband is the object of a manhunt led by both the American and Russian armies. Intrigue mounts as Jake tries to uncover the secrets Lena may be hiding in her desperation to get herself and her husband out of Berlin. Tully is an American soldier working in the U.S. army motor pool who is assigned to drive Jake around Berlin. Tully has black market connections that may be Lena's way out. But he could lead them all into even darker territory. 107 min. DVD 9631
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The Good Shepherd (2006)
Director: Robert De Niro. Cast: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Tammy Blanchard, Billy Crudup, Robert De Niro, Keir Dullea, Michael Gambon, Martina Gedeck, William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Gabriel Macht, Lee Pace, Joe Pesci, John Turturro. Edward, the only witness to his father's suicide and a member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion. These are the qualities that help him become recruited for a career in the newly founded Office of Strategic Services (CIA). While working there, his ideals gradually turn to suspicion influenced by the Cold War paranoia present within the office. Eventually, he becomes an influential veteran operative, while his distrust of everyone around him increases. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family. 168 min. DVD 7494
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A Hundred Days Before the Command (Sto dney do prikaza) (Soviet Union, 1990)
Director, Hussein Erkenov. Cast: Vladimir Zamanskii, Armen Dzhigarkhanian, Oleg Vasilkov, Roman Grekov. Five young Red Army recruits struggle for survival against the violence that surrounds them on a daily basis. Based on a short story by Yuri Polyakov. 70 min. DVD X3783
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Jet Pilot (1957)
Director, Josef von Sternberg. Cast: John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen, Paul Fix, Hans Conreid, The U.S. Air Force. Sent by the Pentagon to obtain top secret information from a supposedly defecting Russian lady pilot, the Colonel courts her so successfully that they fall in love and wed. With their marriage as a perfect cover, he is ordered to flee Russia with his bride, this time with him posing as a defector. When the political charade is discovered, however, the courageous couple embark in a dangerous flight to freedom in a heart-pounding escape with enemy agents in hot pursuit. 113 min. DVD X6070
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The Kremlin Letter (1966)
Director, John Huston. Cast: Bibi Andersson, Richard Boone, Nigel Green, Dean Jagger, Lila Kedrova, Micheál MacLiammóir Patrick O'Neal, Barbara Parkins, George Sanders, Max von Sydow, Orson Welles. A band of spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb. Based on The Kremlin letter by Noel Behn, 120 min. DVD X6457
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On the Beach (1959)
Director: Stanley Kramer. Cast: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins, Donna Anderson. Radioactive fallout from a nuclear war has wiped out the entire northern hemisphere, with the exception of Australia. With fallout expected momentarily, the Australians review their lives, establish new relationships and prepare for their tragic demise. Based on the novel On the beach by Nevil Shute. 135 min. DVD 4333
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Beidler, Philip. "Remembering On the Beach." War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, 2009, Vol. 21 Issue 1/2, p370-382, 13p UC users only
Milner, Andrew. "On the Beach: Apocalyptic Hedonism and the Origins of Postmodernism." In: Australian popular culture / edited by Ian Craven with Martin Gray and Geraldine Stoneham. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994. (Main (Gardner) Stacks DU107 .A912 1994)
Shapiro, Jerome F. "Atomic Bomb Cinema: Illness, Suffering, and the Apocalyptic Narrative." Literature and Medicine 17.1 (1998) 126-148 UC users only
Spoto, Donald. Stanley Kramer, film maker / Donald Spoto New York : Putnam, c1978 (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 .K725 1978)

The Peacemaker (1997)
Directed by Mimi Leder. Cast: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Armin Mueller-Stahl. When a nuclear bomb goes missing in the former Soviet Union, a U.S. nuclear specialist and a Special Forces Colonel join forces to avert disaster. Putting aside their personal differences they track the last remaining warhead to the steps of the United Nations in this taut apocalyptic thriller. 124 min. DVD 1200
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Red Dawn (1984)
Director: John Milius. Cast: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Ron O'Neal, William Smith, Powers Boothe. A film depicting the invasion of the United States by communist forces from Nicaragua and Russia and the efforts of midwestern high school students turned refugees, to turn back the invasion. This film is one of the basis of the beliefs of the citizens militias and patriot groups about the possibility of a U.N. takeover of the U.S. The movie and the theory of the New World Order proposed by the militias are similar; invasion by a foreign force, arrest of gun owners, re-education facilities (concentration camps), and a citizen force that strikes back. Special DVD features: Disc one: "Carnage counter" featurette ; Disc two: "Red dawn rising" a look at the making of the film; "Building the Red menace" what it took to make World War III; "Training for WWIII" military training featurette; "WWIII comes to town" featurette.114 min. DVD X2858
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Greenberg, Harvey R. "Dangerous Recuperations: "Red Dawn, Rambo", and the New Decaturism." Journal of Popular Film & Television 15:2 (Summer 19870, p. 60 UC users only
Hoberman, J. "The fascist guns in the west: Hollywood's "Rambo" coalition." Radical America; 1985, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p52-62, 11p
Kellner, Douglas. "Film, politics, and ideology: reflections on Hollywood film in the age of Reagan." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television; Spring 1991, Issue 27, p9-24, 16p
Rubenstein, Lenny. "Red Dawn." Cineaste 13:4 (1984) p. 41

Seven Days in May (1964)
Directed by John Frankenheimer. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Martin Balsam. An American general's aide discovers that his boss intends a military takeover because he considers the President's pacifism and a recent nuclear disarmament treaty traitorous. 118 min. DVD 683
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Testament (1983)
Directed by Lynne Littman. Cast: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Ross Harris, Roxana Zal, Lukas Haas, Philip Anglim. A nuclear strike has occurred. No one knows who did it. No one knows why. A mother must hold her family together and helplessly watch as her loved ones become victims of radiation. Based on the story, The last testament, by Carol Amen. 90 min. DVD 7654; vhs 999:3599
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Threads (UK / Australia / USA, TV, 1984)
Directed by Mick Jackson. Cast: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierley, Rita May. Produced by BBC TV presents a documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and it's effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long range affects of nuclear war on civilization. 113 min. DVD 7861
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Time of the Wolf (Le Temps du Loup) (2003)
Directed by Michael Haneke. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Maurice Benichou, Anais Demoustier, Lucas Biscombe, Hakim Taleb, Beatrice Dalle, Patrice Chereau. Immediately after a global catyclysm, Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home in the countryside only to find it is occupied by a group of strangers. When a shot rings out, a life is taken, and the only hope for a band of desperate refugees lies in a nearby train station and a locomotive that may never actually arrive. "Haneke never tells us what happened, but instead puts the viewer directly into the terrifying aftermath, with all of its confusion, uncertainty, and danger." 109 min. DVD 3369
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The War Game (1965)
Director, Peter Watkins. A dramatization of the possible effects of nuclear warfare on Great Britain. Explores the physical damage effects, the psychological effects on the survivors, the societal logic for the existence of nuclear arms, and the attempts to understand how the balance of power keeps atomic weapons in check. 47 min. DVD 6040; vhs Video/C 3971
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Chapman, James. "The BBC and the Censorship of The War Game (1965)." Journal of Contemporary History, Jan2006, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p75-94, 20p UC users only
Murphy, Patrick. "The War Game - The Controversy." Film International, 2003, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p25-28, 4p UC users only
Shaw, Tony. "The BBC, the State and Cold War Culture: The Case of Television's The War Game (1965)." English Historical Review, Dec2006, Vol. 121 Issue 494, p1351-1384, 34p UC users only
Welsh, James Michael. "Film & History: Interview Peter Watkins: Therapeutic Cinema and the Repressive Mind." Film And History 7:1 (Feb. 1977) P. 6 UC users only
Welsh, James M. "The Modern Apocalypse: The War Game." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Spring83, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p25-41, 17p UC users only

WarGames (1983)
Directed by John Badham. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy. Young electronics wizard David Lightman unwittingly hooks into America's supersecret wargames computer and the world is suddenly threatened with nuclear annihilation. 113 min. DVD 6044
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When the Wind Blows (UK, 1986)
Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami. Voices: John Mills, Peggy Ashcroft. Animated story of an elderly couple Jim and Hilda Bloggs follow British government guidelines in preparation for a nuclear attack. They paint their windows white, take the washing in and put away two packets of ginger nuts, a tin of pineapple chunks and a good supply of tea. The pair are unaware that the nature of war has changed since World War II, and slowly become poisoned by radiation. 80 min. DVD 7870
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Algerian/French Conflict

The Battle of Algiers (La bataille d'Alger) (Algeria / Italy, 1965)
Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. A documentary-style re-enactment of the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafes. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed. Special features: Disc 1: Theatrical and re-release trailers; production gallery. Disc 2: "Gillo Pontecorvo: the dictatorship of truth," a 37 min. documentary made in 1992 about Pontecorvo; The making of The battle of Algiers (51 min.); Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone discuss the film (17 min.). Disc 3: "Remembering history," a 69 min. documentary about the Algerian Revolution; "Etats d'armes," 28 min. of excerpts from Patrick Rotman's 3-part documentary, L'Ennemi Intime, which focuses on the horror of the Revolution; "The battle of Algiers, a case study" a 25 min. conversation about the contemporary relevance of The battle of Algiers between former National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism Richard A. Clarke, former State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Michael A. Sheehan, and Chief of Investigative Projects for ABC News, Christopher E. Isham; "Gillo Pontecorvo's Return to Algiers" (1992) (58 min.). 117 min. DVD 3050; vhs 999:111
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Chronicle of the Smoldering Years (Chronique des ann?es de braise) (Algeria / Italy, 1975)
Epic look at Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Achmed and his family are forced to leave their rural home and he is drafted into an Algerian unit fighting in the Second World War. He returns to Algeria after the war only to find that the colonial grip has grown even tighter, and following an edict forbidding public meetings, he joins the growing revolt. When the battles begin, he is killed but his desire for liberty has been passed on to his son, who continues the struggle. 1975. 178 min. vhs 999:2727
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Le Petit Soldat (France, 1963)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Cast: Michel Subor, Anna Karina, Henri-Jacques Huet, Paul Beauvais, Georges de Beauregard, Jean-Luc Godard, Lazlo Szabo. Set during the Algerian War, this drama follows Bruno Forestier, a disillusioned young deserter who becomes involved in the French nationalist movement. He is ordered to kill an Algerian sympathizer, and although he does not hold deep political beliefs, commits the murder and undergoes torture when captured. At the same time, he meets and falls in love with a woman who he does not know is fighting for the other side. The film was banned from release in France for three years because it refers to the use of torture during the Algerian struggle for independence. 88 min. DVD 1284; vhs 999:2198
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The Question (La question) (France, 1977)
Directed by Laurent Heynemann. Cast: Jacques Denis, Nicole Garcia, Jean-Pierre Sentier, Roland Blanche. Based on the book by Henri Alleg, which appeared in 1958 and denounced the use of torture in Algeria. The film covers the arrest and ordeal of the editor of an Algerian newspaper confined by some parachutists during the Algerian war of independence. Mixing fact and fiction, the film describes his suffering and extraordinary courage, and, ultimately, his victory over humiliation and lies. Special features: filmographies, interview of Henri Alleg, bibliography of Henri Alleg, the short film "J'ai huit ans," restoration of the film, theatrical trailer, director's commentary. 150 min. DVD X5781
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Afghanistan

9th Company (9 rota) (Finland | Russia | Ukraine, 2005)
Directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk. Cast: Artur Smolyaninov, Alexei Chadov, Konstantin Kryukov, Ivan Kokorin, Ivan Kokorin, Artyom Mikhalkov, Mikhail Porechenkov ... [et al.]. Based on a true story of the 9th company during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s. Young Soviet Army recruits are sent from boot camp directly into the war in Afghanistan. Real war is not like boot camp at all. This inexperienced company is sent to defend a difficult position, a task which may be beyond their capabilities. 140 min. DVD X5015
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Directed by Mike Nichols. Cast: Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman. In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from the effects of the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of the maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Charlie learns that while military victory can be obtained, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. Based on a true story. Based on the book by George Crile. 102 min. DVD 9627
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Boggs, Carl; Pollard, Tom. "The Imperial Warrior in Hollywood: Rambo and Beyond." New Political Science, Dec2008, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p565-578, 14p
Nadel, Alan. "Charlie Wilson's War." Journal of American History, Jun2008, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p286-287, 2p UC users only
Patterson, Hannah. "Charlie Wilson's War." Sight and Sound 18:3 (March 2008) p. 61UC users only
Sklar, Robert "Charlie Wilson's War." Cineaste 33:2 (Spring 2008) p. 48-49UC users only

Escape from Afghanistan (Canada / USA, TV, 2002)
Directors, Timour Bekmambetov, Gennady Kayumov. Cast: Barry Kushner, Victor Verzhbitski, David Kheird, Michael Karpinksi, Ruben McCaffery, Serge Plotnikov. Interviewing Soviet prisoners somewhere near the Afghanistan border, American photojournalist Charlie Palmer and Dr. Victor Davis are caught in a violent insurrection where the lines between friends and foes are blurred and smashed. While Davis attends to the wounded and dying, Palmer weaves in and out of the bloodshed with his camera, capturing every moment of heroism, betrayal and confusion. 79 min. vhs 999:3314
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Director, Robert Redford. Cast: Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Michael Peña, Andrew Garfield, Peter Berg, Derek Luke. Two determined California college students, Arian and Ernest, follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley, and attempt to do something important with their lives by joining the battle in Afghanistan. Dr. Malley is both moved and distraught. Now, as Arian and Ernest fight for survival in the field, the human consequences of war becomes clear for these two students trapped behind enemy lines. In California, the anguished Dr. Malley attempts to reach a privileged but disaffected student who is the very opposite of Arian and Ernest. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. the charismatic presidential hopeful, Senator Jasper Irving, is about to give a bombshell story to a probing TV journalist that just might affect Arian and Ernest's fates. 88 min. DVD 9569
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DeLashmutt, Michael W. "Lions for Lambs." Political Theology, Apr2008, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p209-211, 3p UC users only
Dodds, Klaus. "Hollywood and the Popular Geopolitics of the War on Terror." Third World Quarterly, Dec2008, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p1621-1637, 17p UC users only
Gilbey, Ryan "Hollywood, year zero." New Statesman, 11/12/2007, Vol. 136 Issue 4870, p36-38, 3p UC users only
Mullen, Lisa. "Lions for Lambs" Sight & Sound, January 2008, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p80-81, 2p UC users only
Richstatter, Katje "No Good Answers Left." Tikkun; January/February 2008, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p75-77, 3p UC users only
Walter, Ben. "Lions for Lambs" Sight & Sound, Jun2010, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p58-70, 3p UC users only

Arab/Israeli Conflicts and Wars

Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (Giv'a 24 Eina Ona) (Israel, 1955)
Directed by Thorold Dickinson. From the stories of Zvi Kolitz. Four young Zionists are assigned to defend strategic Hill 24 outside Jerusalem in order to maintain access to the besieged city during Israel's War of Independence. 101 min. vhs 999:545
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Kippur (Israel / France, 2000)
Directed by Amos Gitai. Film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story, told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers, opens on a day of quiet city streets, but ends with death, destruction and devastation of both body and mind. A shell shocked memoir of the director Gitai, himself a participant in the conflict. 123 min. DVD 801
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Lebanon (Levanon) (Israel | France | Lebanon | Germany, 2009)
Director, Samuel Maoz. Cast: Amsallem Raymond, Michael Moshonov, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen, Yoav Donat. A hard-hitting film about the Lebanon war. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they cannot contain. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they desperately try not to lose themselves in the chaos of war. Based on a true story. 94 min. DVD X5123
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Waltz with Bashir (Vals Im Bashir)(Israel | France | Germany | USA | Finland | Switzerland | Belgium | Australia, 2008)
After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Israeli film director Ari Folman attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal. A docu/drama fusing animation with live action sequences. Written, directed & produced by Ari Folman. 2008. 87 min. DVD X1670
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Awards
Golden Globe Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
National Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Film
Directors' Guild of America: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Foreign Language Film; Best Animated Feature
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Animation

Wars in Iraq

American Soldiers (2005)
Directed by Sidney J. Furie. Cast: Curtis Morgan, Zan Calabretta, Jordan Brown, Eddie Della Siepe, Philippe Buckland, Michael Belisaro. During a routine sortie in Iraq, a U.S. patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents, soon draw them into close quarter combat and a desparate fight for survival. Battered and hopeless, the devastated and weary soldiers can only find one reason to go on; staying alive at any cost. 93 min. DVD 5646
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Badland (USA | Germany, 2007)
Director, Francesco Lucente. Cast: Jamie Draven, Grace Fulton, Vinessa Shaw, Joe Morton, Chandra West. Jerry served in the first Gulf War. When he is later deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he has been transformed by horrors that he cannot forget. He lives a life of poverty, his children afraid of him and his wife, Nora, unsympathetic and unhappy. When Jerry discovers that Nora has betrayed him, his anger and despair drive him to commit an act so heinous and irreversible that nothing he has experienced in combat could have prepared him. Bonus features: Teaser; trailer; "This old man" (1975, 23 min.) director Francesco Lucente's first short film; photo gallery; music video-Joe Morton sings "The devil's lonely fire"; deleted scene; extended scene; a conversation with the cast; a conversation with the crew; God and country; special effects by Bleeding Art Industries; symphony with the devils; the sounds of badland-dialogue and sound FX; German press interviews; audio commentary 165 min. DVD X4656
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Battle for Haditha (2007)
Director, Nick Broomfield. Cast: Elliot Ruiz, Falah Flayeh, Yasmine Hanani. A re-creation of the fateful day of Nov. 19, 2005, when Iraqi insurgents bombed a convoy of U.S. Marines in Haditha, resulting in the death of the company's most popular officer. Enraged by their loss, his comrades carry out a brutal retaliation; a massacre which leaves 24 men, women and children dead in Haditha, Iraq. Shot on location in Iraq, follows the story of the U.S. Marine Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb. Special features: Audio commentaries by Nick Broomfield and Elliot Ruiz; The making of Battle for Haditha; A soldier's story: in conversation with Eric Mehalacopoulos; casting tapes: Andrew McClaren; casting tapes: Elliot Ruiz; In the line of duty: an interview with Elliot Ruiz; theatrical trailer. 97 min. DVD X1014
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Courage Under Fire (1996)
Directed by Edward Zwick. Cast: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty, Matt Damon, Seth Gilliam, Bronson Pinchot, Scott Glenn. When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman to receive a Medal of Honor, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death. As he struggles to uncover the truth, he also finds himself forced to confront his own tormenting demons. 117 min. DVD 1370
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Linville, Susan E. "'The mother of all battles': "Courage Under Fire" and the gender-integrated military." Cinema Journal 39 n2 (2000): 100-120.

Deterrence (1999)
Directed by Rod Lurie. Cast: Kevin Pollack, Timothy Hutton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Mark Thompson, Kathryn Morris, Michael Mantell, Clotilde Courau, Sean Astin, Joe McCrackin, Ryan Cutrona, Scoot Powell, Badja Djola, Rigg Kennedy, J. Scott Shanka, James Hardy, James Curly, June Lockhart. The year is 2008. During a campaign swing through Colorado, the U.S. President and his entourage are forced by a snowstorm to take refuge in a remote diner. Then comes a news flash: a large Iraqi military offensive has been mounted in the Middle East. From this Colorado command post, the stranded President and his top aides must manage a constantly escalating crisis. 104 min. DVD 7661
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Generation Kill (TV, 2008)
Directed by Susanna White and Simon Cellan Jones. Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Stark Sands, Jon Huertas, Robert John Burke, Chance Kelly, Benjamin Busch, Neal Jones, Brian Patrick Wade, Michael Kelly, Eric Nenninger, Marc Menchaca, Josh Barrett, Langley Kirkwood, Rudy Reyes, Billy Lush, Jonah Lotan, Wilson Bethel, Pawel Szajda. A fact-based dramatization based on Evan Wright's experiences as an embedded reporter with the United States Marine Corps in 2003. Presents a uniquely epic and intimate portrait of the first 40 days of the Iraq war from the perspective of the Marines of the First Recon Battalion -- a new breed of American soldiers. Special features: Audio commentaries; [Disc 3] Generation kill: a conversation with the 1st Recon Marines; Making Generation kill; Eric Ladin's video diaries; deleted dialogues. 470 min. DVD X814
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Green Zone (2010)
Directed by Paul Greengrass. Cast: Amy Ryan, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear, Jason Isaacs, Khalid Abdalla, Matt Damon. During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission. 115 min. DVD X3894
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Home of the Brave (USA / Morocco, 2006)
Directed by Irwin Winkler. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley, Curtis Jackson, Chad Michael Murray. Shortly after receiving the news that they will soon be reunited with their families back in the United States, a unit serving in Iraq is deployed on one last humanitarian mission. Their objective is to deliver medical supplies to a remote Iraqi village. Upon arriving in the village, the unit is viciously ambushed and many lives are lost. Now, as the four surviving members of the battalion return home and attempt to readjust to civilian life, the physical injuries and psychological scars sustained during that tragic event continue to take a heavy emotional toll on the war-torn soldiers. 106 min. DVD 8680
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Gosline, Jeanie Elenor. "Trapped: The Iraq War Veteran on Film." Dissent ; Summer2008, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p89-95, 7p UC users only
Havis, Richard James. "Home of the Brave." Film Journal International; Jan2007, Vol. 110 Issue 1, p38-39, 2p UC users only
Kellner, Douglas. "Iraq and Its Aftermath in Fiction Films." In: Cinema wars: Hollywood film and politics in the Bush-Cheney era / Douglas Kellner. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only)

The Hurt Locker (2008)
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Guy Pearce. When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amid violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge, by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James' true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever. 131 min. DVD X2522
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Awards

Academy Award - Best Picture
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Film
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Picture
Directors Guild of America, USA -Outstanding Directorial Achievement

In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Directed by Paul Haggis. Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Barry Corbin, Josh Brolin. Hank, a retired Sergeant with the Military Police, receives a call informing him that his youngest son, Mike, has gone AWOL. He thought his son was in Iraq, but is informed that Mike returned stateside four days ago with his platoon. When he calls his son's cell phone and gets voice mail, he drives to Fort Rudd and begins to make inquiries, but with each inquiry he comes to a dead end. Then a body is found, dismembered and burned beyond recognition and is identified as Mike. Hank tries to find out what happened, but continues to encounter hurdles. Yet he is persistent, uncovering things no one wants to hear, including himself. 121 min. DVD 9535
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Jarhead (2005)
Directed by Sam Mendes. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Jacob Vargas, Lucas Black, Brian Geraghty, Evan Jones, Chris Cooper. Follows "Swoff," a third-generation Marine enlistee, from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through the Middle East deserts. There is no cover from intolerable heat or from the Iraqi soldiers, who are always potentially just over the next horizon. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand, against an enemy they can't see, for a cause they don't fully understand. Sergeant Sykes, a Marine lifer, heads up the scout/sniper platoon, while Troy, Swoff's friend and mentor, is a die-hard member of STA - the elite Marine Unit. 123 min. DVD 5212
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Peebles, Stacey. "Lines of Sight: Watching War in Jarhead and My War: Killing Time in Iraq." PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Oct2009, Vol. 124 Issue 5, p1662-1676, 15p UC users only
Wright, Geoffrey A. "The Desert of Experience: Jarhead and the Geography of the Persian Gulf War." PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Oct2009, Vol. 124 Issue 5, p1677-1689, 13p UC users only

Kilomètre zéro (France | Iraq | Finland, 2005 )
Director, Hiner Saleem. Cast: Nazmî Kirik, Eyam Ekrem, Belcim Bilgin, Ehmed Qeladizeni, Nezar Salami. A Kurdish soldier and an Iraqi taxi driver work together to return the body of a fallen soldier to his family. The family happens to live on the other side of the country. 96 min. DVD X3328
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Live from Baghdad (2002)
Director, Mick Jackson. Cast: Michael Keaton, Helena Bonham Carter, Lili Taylor, Bruce McGill, Robert Widsom, Joshua Leonard, Paul Guilfoyle, Michael Murphy, Clark Gregg, David Suchet. In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour news network in search of a 24-hour story. They were about to find it in Baghdad. Up against the three big networks, Robert Wiener, a veteran producer, along with his longtime producing partner and their team of rebels with a cause, take the biggest risks to get the biggest stories - unlike their rivals - live at a moment's notice. 108 min. DVD 1642
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The Messenger (2009)
Director, Oren Moverman. Cast: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Steve Buscemi. Partnered with hard-line officer Tony Stone, Sgt. Will Montgomery is a battle-scarred war hero home from Iraq and newly assigned to the Army's Casualty Notification service. He faces this formidable mission while seeking comfort and healing back on the home front when he falls for the wife of a fallen soldier. Special features: Notification (documentary); audio commentary with Oren Moverman, Lawrence Inglee, Ben Foster, and Woody Harrelson; Going home : reflections from the set; Variety screening series Q&A; The messenger shooting script; exclusive essay by Anthony Swofford. 112 min. DVD X3393
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Dickstein, Morris. "War, Economy, History." Dissent ; Summer2010, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p87-91, 5p UC users only
Lybarger, Dan. "The Knock No One Wants to Hear: An Interview with Oren Moverman." Cineaste, Spring2010, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p54-57, 4p UC users only

Redacted (USA / Canada, 2007)
Directed by Brian De Palma. Cast: Patrick Carroll, Rob Devaney, Izzy Diaz, Mike Figeroa, Ty Jones, Kel O'Neill, Daniel Stewart Sherman. This fictional story inspired by true events is centered around a small group of American soldiers stationed at a checkpoint in Iraq. Alternates points of view between these soldiers, the media and the local Iraqi people illuminating how each group is deeply affected by the current conflict and their encounters with each other. The points of view are variously presented as a video diary, footage from a documentary-in-progress, a website's streaming video, surveillance cameras, and cellphone images. Special features: "Higher definition: redacted episode"; behind-the-scenes; refugee interviews; photo gallery. 88 min. DVD 1284; vhs 999:2198
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The Situation (2006)
Directed by Philip Haas. Cast: Connie Nielsen, Damian Lewis, Mido Hamada, John Slattery, Tom McCarthy, Peter Eyre, Shaun Evans, Saïd Amadis, Omar Berdouni, Nasser Memarzia, Mahmoud El Lozy, Driss Roukh. When Anna, an American journalist, travels to Iraq to report on the conflict, she quickly becomes familiar with the grim day-to-day realities of the war. When an Iraqi leader and friend is assassinated, Anna becomes determined to uncover the truth behind his death. As she becomes more entrenched, Anna finds herself pulled between the affections of an American intelligence offical and Zaid, a young Iraqi photographer. Following the death of an Iraqi boy at the hands of American soldiers, a perilous chain of events is set off that exposes corrupt associations, blurs the lines of justice, and ultimately leads Anna into grave danger. 106 min.DVD X3101
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Stop-loss (2008)
Directed by Kimberly Peirce. Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ciaran Hinds, Timothy Olyphant, Victor Rasuk, Rob Brown. Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. He tries to resume the life he left behind with the help and support of his family and his best friend, Steve Shriver, who served with him in Iraq. Along with their other war buddies, Brandon and Steve try to make peace with civilian life. Then, against Brandon's will, the Army orders him back to duty in Iraq, which upends his world. The conflict tests everything he believes in - the bond of family, the loyalty of friendship, the limits of love and the value of honor. Special features: Commentary by director Kimberly Peirce and co-writer Mark Richard; "The making of Stop-loss" featurette; "A day in boot camp" featurette; 11 additional scenes. 111 min. DVD 9900
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Three Kings (1999)
Directed by David O. Russell. Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Nora Dunn, Jamie Kennedy, Mykelti Williamson, Cliff Curtis, Said Taghmaoui. Absurdly comic high kinetic tale set after the end of the Gulf War, when three American soldiers go off into the Iraqi desert to find millions in stolen Kuwait bullion and become involved in a democratic uprising. 115 min. DVD 573
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Chapman, James. "Imperial Adventure Redux: Three Kings (1999)." In: Projecting empire: imperialism and popular cinema / James Chapman and Nichola London ; New York : I. B. Tauris, 2009. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]
Davies, Jude. "'Diversity. America. Leadership. Good over evil.' Hollywood multiculturalism and American imperialism in Independence Day and Three Kings." Patterns of Prejudice, Dec2005, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p397-415, 19p UC users only
Lacy, Mark J. "War, Cinema and Moral Anxiety." Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p611-636, 26p UC users only
Rowe, John Carlos "Culture, US Imperialism, and Globalization." American Literary History; Winter2004, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p575-595, 21p UC users only
Semmerling, Tim Jon "Three Kings: Assault on Victory Culture (1999)." In: "Evil" Arabs in American popular film : orientalist fear Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: MAIN: PN1995.9.A68 S46 2006)

Uncle Sam: I Want You ... Dead(1996 )
Directed by William Lustig. Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Bo Hopkins, Isaac Hayes, David Fralick. A sadistic Army helicopter gunner named Sam Harper was shot down by friendly fire during the Gulf War. Five years later his widow, sister, and nephew are doing fine, until the sealed casket shows up with Sam's body in it. Soon the charred demon rises from the dead and begins killing everyone who doesn't give Uncle Sam his proper due. 90 min. DVD 5421
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War Stories (2003)
Directed by Robert Singer. Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Lake Bell, Louise Lombard, Jeffrey Nordling, Noam Jenkins, Christina Chang, Mark Harelik. Civil war has broken out in Uzbekistan between the repressive Uzbek government and the Al Qaeda and Taliban-backed Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and journalist Ben and his new assistant Nora, set out to reveal a story which becomes a front-page scoop. 88 min. DVD 2842
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War on Terror

Rendition
Directed by Gavin Hood. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Omar Metwally, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard, Yigal Naor, Moa Khouas, Zineb Oukach, Alan Arkin, Meryl Streep. The policy of "extraordinary rendition" began under the Clinton administration and accelerated after September 11, 2001. The policy allows for the handing over of suspected terrorists to countries that use torture as an interrogation tool. Anwar El-Ibrahimi is an Egyptian-born man who disappears on a flight from Africa to Washington, DC. He is sent to a North African country where torture is practiced and the CIA gives approval. Anwar's pregnant American-born wife wants to know what happened to her husband. A reluctant CIA agent begins to question his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation. A severe interrogator plys his trade on Anwar while a U.S. terrorism honcho is willing to turn a blind eye to the unpleasantness, especially if it stops a terrorist attack. Special features: "Outlawed" ; Intersections: the making of Rendition ; deleted/alternate scenes ; feature audio commentary with director Gavin Hood ; theatrical trailer ; sneek peaks. 120 min. DVD 9497
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The Road to Guantanamo (UK, 2006)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom & Mat Whitecross. Cast: Ruhel Ahmed, Asif Iqbal, Shafiq Rasul, Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddqui, Arfan Usman. Four British muslims travel to Pakistan for a holiday and a wedding but become involved with the American forces fighting terrorism. This is the true story of the plight of a group of friends who later became known as the Tipton Three, who experienced first hand the conditions in Guantanamo Bay after being held for two years until they were released without charge. 95 min. DVD 6477
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Other Middle Eastern Conflicts and Wars

Circle of Deceit (Die Fälschung)(West Germany | France, 1981)
Director, Volker Schländorff. Cast: Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jerzy Skolimowski, Jean Carmet, Gila von Weitershausen, Peter Urtel. Grateful for a respite from his imploding marriage, Hamburg newspaperman Georg arrives in civil war torn Beirut to chronicle the bloody Lebanese war. Inside a shell-pitted hotel, Georg and colleague Hoffman, join a cynical international coterie of competitive fellow journalists. Outside, they take their lives in their own hands, dodging bullets and conducting interviews that are always just a trigger pull away from becoming executions. Based on the novel by Nicolas Born. Special features: The making of 'Circle of deceit' (1981, 29 mins. with English commentary by Volker Schlöndorff); an interview with Volker Schlöndorff (2004, 15 min. in English); stills gallery. 109 min. DVD X3981
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Lost Command (1966)
Director, Mark Robson. Cast: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michele Morgan, Maurice Ronet, Claudia Cardinale. After Lieutenant Colonel Pierre Raspeguy leads his defeated and humiliated French army out of Indochina, he learns that he's been relieved of all command. A French Countess finagles a new position for him in Algeria and he persuades two wartime buddies to join him in shaping up a rag-tag unit. Raspeguy is forced to confront an Arab terrorist and launches a bloody battle against Segal's rebel forces. 130 min. DVD 1286
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Rules of Engagement (2000)
Directed by William Friedkin. Cast: Tommy Lee Jones; Samuel L Jackson; Guy Pearce. Colonel Terry Childers is a patriot and war hero. But when a peacekeeping mission he leads in Yemen goes terribly wrong, he finds himself facing a court martial. Accused of breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians, Childers, only hope of vindication rests with comrade-in-arms Hays Hodges a military lawyer of questionable abilities.... 127 min. DVD 2390
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Deep, Kim "Deconstructing Hollywood: negative stereotyping in film." (media section) Women in Action, Dec 2002 i3 p57(3)
"Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Speaks out Against Racial Stereotyping: "The Film Rules of Engagement Defames Arabs and Muslims," Says Jackson." Chicago Citizen 5/4/2000 V.35; N.4 p. 3 See Ethnic NewsWatch
Semmerling, Tim Jon. "Rules of Engagement: Attack from the Multicultural Front (2000)." In: "Evil" Arabs in American popular film : orientalist fear Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: MAIN: PN1995.9.A68 S46 2006)
"Yemenis 'slandered' by new movie." (Brief Article) MEED Middle East Economic Digest May 12, 2000 v44 i19 p24 (201 words)

Triage (Ireland | Spain | Belgium | France, 2009)
Directed by Danis Tanovic. Cast: Colin Farrell, Paz Vega, Christopher Lee, Kelly Reilly, Jamie Sives, Branko Djuric. After a traumatic near-death experience in Kurdistan, Mark, a battle-scarred war photographer, returns home without his friend and colleague David. As Mark struggles to recover, he reveals the shocking truth behind David's disappearance. Based on the book by Scott Anderson. 99 min. DVD X4262
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The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Directed by John Milius. Cast: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith, John Huston, Geoffrey Lewis, Steve Kanaly, Nadim Sawalha. Loosely based on a true historical incident in turn-of-the century Morocco. Sheik Ahmad Raysuni kidnaps a feisty American woman and her children, holding them hostage until President Roosevelt sends in the troops to free them. 119 min. DVD 5876
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Bosnia/Herzegovina/Croatia/Serbia/Yugoslavia

Before the Rain (A Tale in Three Parts) (Republic of Macedonia | France | UK, 1994)
Director, Milcho Manchevski. Cast: Rade Serbedzija, Katrin Cartlidge, Labina Mitevska, Gregoire Colin. The first film made in the newly independent Republic of Macedonia, Milcho Manchevski's Before the Rain crosscuts the stories of an orthodox Christian monk , a British photo agent and a native Macedonian war photographer to paint a portrait of simmering ethnic and religious hatred about to reach its boiling point. Made during the strife of the war-torn Balkan states in the nineties, this gripping triptych of love and violence is also a timeless evocation of the loss of pastoral innocence, and remains one of recent cinema's most powerful laments on the futility of war. Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Director's statement [text feature]; Rade Šerbedžija interview [featurette] (17 min.); "Behind the scenes in Macedonia" [featurette] (1993) (16 min.); On-set footage [featurette] (6 min.); Soundtrack selections [audio featurette] (16 min.); Trailers (7 min.); Stills galleries [slide show]; "Street" photography [slide show]; "Tennessee" music video (4 min.); booklet includes the essay "Never-ending story" by Ian Christie. 113 min. DVD X5124; vhs 999:3163
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Brown, Keith. "An Interview with Milcho Manchevski." World Literature Today, Vol. 82, No. 1 (Jan. - Feb., 2008), pp. 12-15 UC users only
Brown, Keith; Hughes-Freeland, Felicia. "Macedonian culture and its audiences." In: Ritual, performance, media / edited by Felicia Hughes-Freeland. London ; New York : Routledge, 1998. (Anthropology GN4 .A16 v.35)
Coover, Roderick. "History in Dust: An Interview with Milcho Manchevski." Film Quarterly # Vol. 58, No. 2 (Winter 2004) (pp. 2-8) UC users only
Crnkovic, Gordana P. "Milcho Manchevski's Before the Rain and the Ethics of Listening." Slavic Review, Spring2011, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p116-136, 21p UC users only
Filipcevic, Vojislava. "Historical Narrative and the East-West Leitmotif in Milcho Manchevski's Before the Rain and Dust." Film Criticism, Winter2004/2005, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p3-33, 31p UC users only
Lambevski, Sasho. "Feeling the paranoiac, the schizo and the depressive: a semiotic analysis of Macedonia's emotional architecture in Before the Rain." Social Semiotics, 13, no. 2 (Aug, 2003): 161-78 UC users only
Marciniak, Katarzyna "Transnational Anatomies of Exile and Abjection in Milcho Manchevski's "Before the Rain" Cinema Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1 (Autumn, 2003), pp. 63-84 UC users only
Portuges, Catherine. "Before the Rain." American Historical Review, October 1995, Vol. 100, p1229-1230, 2p UC users only

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Director, John Moore. Cast: Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht, Joaquim de Almeida, David Keith, Olek Krupa, Vladimir Mashkov, Charles Malik Whitfield. Navy flight navigator Lt. Burnett and his pilot are shot down over Bosnia during a routine reconaissance mission after seeing something the Serbian forces didn't want them to see. Once on the ground, deep inside enemy territory, the chase is on as they are tracked by rebel forces who want to make sure they are dead. Meanwhile back on the aircraft carrier, the commander, who wants to mount a rescue mission, must play political games to make it happen. 105 min. DVD 1197
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Tuathail, Gearóid Ó. "The Frustrations of Geopolitics and the Pleasures of War: Behind Enemy Lines and American Geopolitical Culture" Geopolitics, Summer2005, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p356-377, 22p UC users only
Stoneman, Rod. "All generalisations are false: between "Monsoon Wedding" and "Behind Enemy Lines."" Kinema, Fall 2002, Issue 18, p23-28, 6p
Van Watson, William "(Dis)solving Bosnia: John Moore's Behind Enemy Lines and Danis Tanovic's No Man's Land" New Review of Film and Television Studies , Volume 6, Issue 1, 2008 UC users only
Wrathall, John. "Behind Enemy Lines." Sight & Sound, February 2002, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p39-40, 2p UC users only

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (Austria / Bosnia-Herzegovina / Germany / Croatia, 2006)
Director, Jasmila Zbanic. Cast: Mirjana Karanovic, Luna Mijovic, Leon Lucev, Kenan Catic, Jasna Ornela Barry, Dejan Acimivuc, Bogdan Diklic, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic. A touching film about a single mother who lives with her 12-year-old daughter in the Grbavica district of Sarajevo, a neighborhood once used as an internment camp during the Yugoslav wars. 109 min. DVD 8136
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Klawans, Stewart. "The Spy Who Loved Me." Nation, 2/26/2007, Vol. 284 Issue 8, p33-36, 4p UC users only
Koebel, Caroline. "Torture, maternity, and truth in Jasmila Zbanic's Grbavica: Land of My Dreams" Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, Spring2009, Issue 51, p35-35, 1pUC users only
Mazaj, Meta. "Grbavica." Cineaste, Summer2007, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p61-62, 2p UC users only
Pavicic, Jurica. "'Cinema and Normalization': Changes of Stylistic Model in Post-Yugoslav Cinema after the 1990s" Studies in Eastern European Cinema, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 43-56, 2010 UC users only

In the Land of Blood and Honey (Bosnia-Herzegovina / Slovenia / Italy / France / UK / Belgium, 2001)
Director: Angelina Jolie. Cast: Branko Djuric, Goran Kostic, Rade Serbedzija, Zana Marjanovic. Danijel is a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla is a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees. They two knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, and their allegiances uncertain. 2011. 126 min. DVD DVD X7315
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No Man's Land (Bosnia-Herzegovina / Slovenia / Italy / France / UK / Belgium, 2001)
Director: Danis Tanovic; featuring Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic, Georges Siatidis, Serge-Henri Valcke, Sacha Kremer, Alain Eloy, Simon Callow, Katrin Cartlidge. Set during the height of the Bosnian War in 1993, a group of Bosnian soldiers are advancing on Serb territory under the cover of a foggy night. At daybreak, the fog lifts, and the Serbs open fire. Soon there is only one Bosnian survivor because he was able to dive into a trench in no man's land. He then watches as two Serbian soldiers use the body of a fallen Bosnian to bait a land mine. He fires on them, killing one, and taking the second hostage. Now both are alone and equally armed, so they are forced to share a wary trust as they try to attract help from either side. 114 min. DVD 1149
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Awards
Academy Award - Best Foreign Language Film

Corbin, Amy. "No Man's Land." Film Quarterly, Fall2006, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p46-50, 5p UC users only
Eagan, Daniel. "Entering No Man's Land: Bosnian Director Danis Tanovic' Examines Absurdity of War." Film Journal International, vol. 104, no. 12, pp. 16, 28, 2001 Dec
Elsaesser, Thomas. "Our Balkanist Gaze: About Memory's No Man's Land." In: European cinema: face to face with Hollywood / Thomas Elsaesser. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2005. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.E8 E525 2005)
Horton, Andrew. "No Man's Land." Cineaste, Spring2002, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p38-39, 2p UC users only
Horton, Andrew. "Beyond no man's land." World Literature Today; Oct-Dec2003, Vol. 77 Issue 3/4, p30-35, 6pUC users only
Marritz, Ilya. "Caught in the Middle: Danis Tanovic('s No Man's Land (2001)." Kinoeye, vol. 1, no. 2, 2001 Sept 17 UC users only
Portuges, Catherine. "No Man's Land." American Historical Review, Apr2002, Vol. 107 Issue 2, p675-676, 2pUC users only
Stewart, Matthew. "Danis Tanovic's No Man's Land and the Contemporary War Movie." Midwest Quarterly: A Journal of Contemporary Thought, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 9-25, Fall 2005 UC users only
Van Watson, William "(Dis)solving Bosnia: John Moore's Behind Enemy Lines and Danis Tanovic's No Man's Land" New Review of Film and Television Studies , Volume 6, Issue 1, 2008 UC users only

Ordinary People (Serbia, 2009)
Director: Vladimir Perisic. Cast: Relja Popović, Boris Isaković, Miroslav Stevanović, Vladimir Dević, Ištavan Roža. On a seemingly average day, a busload of young soldiers is sent to a remote location in the countryside and given a macabre task: the execution of a number of civilians. Dzoni, a green recruit, initially objects, but as he moves from one killing to the next, he is swept up by the spectre of military authority, and quickly becomes desensitized by the apparently routine nature of his task. As he nears the end of his assignment, the quiet horror of the day slowly begins to affect him, forcing a painful reconciliation with his actions. Set in an unspecified time of conflict in the Balkans, the film captures the psychological toll of war on its participants, and the universal struggle of all soldiers to reconcile morality with action. 79 min. DVD X6845
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Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (Lepa sela lepo gore) (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, 1996)
Director: Srdjan Dragojevic; featuring Dragan Bjelogrlic, Nikola Kojo, Zoran Cvijanovic. Two boyhood friends, one a Muslim, the other a Serb, find themselves on opposing sides in the war in Bosnia. Now one of them lies in a hospital badly injured thinking of their friendship tattered and in ruins as he recalls the events that brought him there. 125 min. DVD 461
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Glenny, Misha. "If you are not for us." Sight & Sound, November 1996, Vol. 6, p10-13, 4p UC users only
Lilly, Carol S. "Pretty Village, Pretty Flame." American Historical Review, October 1999, Vol. 104 Issue 4, UC users only
Radovic, Milja. "Resisting the Ideology of Violence in 1990s Serbian Film." Studies in World Christianity, 2008, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p168-179, 12p UC users only

Storm (Germany | Denmark | Netherlands, 2009)
Directed by Hans-Christian Schmid. Cast: Kerry Fox, Anamaria Marinca, Stephen Dillane, Rolf Lassgård, Alexander Fehling. Hannah Maynard, prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, is leading a trial against a former commander of the Yugoslavian National Army who is accused of the deportation and later killing of dozens of Bosnian-Muslim civilians. When a key witness commits suicide, it looks like the case will unravel, but Hannah refuses to give in. Hoping to uncover new findings, she travels to the witness' burial in Sarajevo and meets his sister Mira, who she senses has much more to say than she is willing to admit. Despite threats of violence, Mira reluctantly agrees to testify at The Hague. She and Hannah must both risk life and limb to make it to the court, only to discover that there are traitors among their own ranks. 103 min. DVD X3880
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Warriors (UK, TV, 1999)
Director: Peter Kosminsky. Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Branka Katic, Damian Lewis, Cal McAninch, Jodhi May. Based on the testimony of soldiers in the UN protection force in central Bosnia, this intensely moving drama tells the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation -- of friendship, bravery and frustration which is part and parcel of the changing nature of soldiering, and of the emotional impact it has on the lives of all those involved. 170 min. PAL format. vhs 999:3097
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Welcome to Sarajevo(UK | USA, 1997)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Emira Nusevic, Kerry Fox. Living on the edge amid the constant threat of attack, an offbeat team of journalists, led by hotshot Jimmy Flynn, report from a devastated war-torn country. The action intensifies when one of the journalists crosses the line and risks his life in a bold attempt to smuggle an orphaned girl to safety. Filling the screen with a jarring mix of passion and danger, this story is a gritty, behind the scenes look at covering a war... head-on and on the run. Based on the novel Natasha's story by Michael Nicholson. 103 min. DVD X7294
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Witnesses (Svjedoci)(2004)
Directed by Vinko Bresan. Cast: Leon Lucev, Alma Prica, Mirjana Karanovic, Drazen Kuhn, Kresimir Mikic. The stories of the people in a small town in the Balkans confronting ethnic hatred and deep moral ambiguities, focusing on the various character's viewpoints and the complexities of war and humanity. 88 min. DVD 6354
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Irish Civil Wars

Brown, Matthew. "Cities under Watch: Urban Northern Ireland in Film." Éire-Ireland Volume 45:1&2, Spring/Summer 2010 UC users only
Donnelly, K. J. "'Troubles tourism' - the terrorism theme park on and off screen." In: The media and the tourist imagination : converging cultures / edited by David Crouch, Rhona Jackson London ; New York : Routledge, 2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Anthropology G155.A1 M395 2005)
Pettitt, Lance. "Screening Ireland in the 1990s." In: Screening Ireland : film and television representation / Lance Pettitt. Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.I85 P48 2000)
McIlroy, Brian. "The Repression of Communities: Visual Representations of Northern Ireland during the Thatcher Years." In: British cinema and Thatcherism : fires were started / edited by Lester Friedman. London : UCL Press, 1993. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.G7 B74 1993)
Neve, B. "Film and Northern Ireland: beyond 'the troubles'?" In: European identity in cinema / edited by Wendy Everett. Bristol : Intellect, 2005. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5.E8 E98 2005)
Sutherland, Heather. "Embedded' actors as markers of authenticity: Acting the real in 'Troubles' docudramas." Studies in Documentary Film, 2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p267-281, 15p UC users only

Bloody Sunday (UK / Ireland, 2002)
Directed by Paul Greengrass. Cast: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Gerard Mcsorley, Kathy Keira Clarke. A dramatic recreation of the events of "Bloody Sunday", Jan. 30, 1972, when British troops fired on unarmed protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland. By the end of the day, 13 civilians were dead and 14 more wounded in the tumult and tragedy of Northern Ireland's darkest day. Special features: Commentaries by writer/director Paul Greengrass, actor James Nesbitt and co-producer Don Mullan; "Bloody Sunday: Ivan Cooper remembers" interview with the real Ivan Cooper and James Nesbitt, the actor who portrays him. 110 min. DVD 6469
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Aileen, Blaney. "Remembering Historical Trauma in Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday." History & Memory, Fall2007, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p113-138, 26p UC users only
Fuller, Graham. "Over the Edge, Into the Abyss." Film Comment, Sep/Oct2002, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p48, 5p UC users only
Greenlaw, Duncan. ""Until Justice Is Done": Authenticity And Memory in Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday and United 93." Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Fall2010, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p2-25, 24 UC users only
Sutherland, Heather. "Embedded' actors as markers of authenticity: Acting the real in 'Troubles' docudramas." Studies in Documentary Film, 2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p267-281, 15p UC users only

The Devil's Own (1997)
Directed by Alan J. Pakula. Cast: Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Ruben Blades, Treat Williams, George Hearn. One of the top Northern Ireland IRA terrorists escapes to New York where he, under a false name, lives in the house of an Irish cop who knows nothing about his real identity. Their surprising friendship and the cop's growing suspicions force the terrorist to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder. 111 min. DVD 7808
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Brown, Jared. "A Deal with The Devil." In: Alan J. Pakula : his films and his life / Jared Brown. New York : Back Stage, 2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.P3454 B76 2005)

The General (UK | Ireland, 1998)
Directed by John Boorman. Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGginley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Angeline Ball, Jon Voight. Tells the extraordinary true story of the rise and fall of the gangster, Martin Cahill who for twenty years eluded capture by the police. Thumbing his nose at authority, Cahill wound up stealing over $60 million until the IRA decided to put him out of business once and for all. 124 min. DVD X3589
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H3 (Ireland, 2001)
Directed by Les Blair. Cast: Brendan Mackey, Dean Lennox Kelly, Aidan Campbell, Tony Devlin, Kevin Elliot, Mark O'Halloran, Mark McCrory, Gerry Doherty, Dan Gordon. In Europe's most secure prison, 400 young men must make a choice between life or justice. Seamus Scullion is the man chosen to select the names of his fellow prisoners in the H3 prison block who are ultimately prepared to die for what they believe in. "Based on the true events of the 1981 Maze hunger strikes, H3 is set in the H-Blocks of the Maze Prison in the North of Ireland during the period, early January 1981 up to the death of Bobby Sands on May 1981." 87 min. DVD X6012
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Hunger (UK | Ireland , 2008)
Directed by Steve McQueen. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham. Based on true events. In Northern Ireland's Maze prison in 1981, 27-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the British government's refusal to recognize him and his fellow IRA inmates as political prisoners. A transcedent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure in order to be heard. Special features: Video interviews with McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender; short documentary on the making of Hunger, including interviews with McQueen, Fassbender, actors Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham and Brian Milligan, writer Enda Walsh, and producer Robin Gutch ; "The Provos' last card?:" a 1981 episodes of the BBC program Panorama, about the Maze prison hunger strikes and the political and civilian reactions across Northern Ireland; trailer. 96 min. DVD X2654
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Awards

Cannes Film Festival - Golden Camera
London Critics Circle Film Awards - Breakthrough British Filmmaker; British Actor of the Year (Michael Fassbender)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - New Generation Award (Michael Fassbender)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best First Film
Venice Film Festival - Gucci Prize (Steve McQueen)

Brooks, Richard. "Inside the Maze." New Statesman, 6/2/2008, Vol. 137 Issue 4899, p42-43, 2p UC users only
Corless, Kieron. "The human factor." Sight & Sound, Nov2008, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p24-26, 3p UC users only
Crowdus, Gary. "The Human Body as Political Weapon: An Interview with Steve McQueen." Cineaste, Spring2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p22-25, 4p UC users only
El-Khairy, Omar Assem. "Snowflakes on a Scarred Knuckle: The Biopolitics of the 'War on Terror' through Steve McQueen's Hunger and Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker." Millennium , 2010, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p187-191, 5p; UC users only
Fuller, Graham. "By Any Means Necessary." Film Comment, Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p34-39, 4p UC users only
McNamee, Eugene. "Eye witness - memorialising humanity in Steve McQueen's Hunger." International Journal of Law in Context, Sep2009, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p281-294, 14p UC users only
White, Mo. "The Maze Prison in Recent Filmic Representations: Steve McQueen's Hunger and Donovan Wylie's The Maze." Art Book, May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p63-64, 2p UC users only

In the Name of the Father (Ireland / UK, 1993)
Directed by Jim Sheridan. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Terry George and Jim Sheridan. The fact-based story of Gerry Conlon, a petty thief from Belfast. When he angers the IRA, his father sends him to England where, caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, he is accused of a terrorist bombing and forced to confess. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison as members of the "Guildford Four". Behind bars, Gerry works for 15 years with the help of a dedicated lawyer, to clear their names. Based on the autobiographical book Proved Innocent by Gerry Conlon. 185 min. DVD X1059
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The Informer (1935)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot Grahame, Wallace Ford, Una O'Connor. The scene is Dublin, 1922. Gypo Nolan stumbles through a foggy Irish night, his brain pickled in whiskey and his soul tormented by shame and fear. Gypo is an informer, a turncoat who betrayed his friend to the British police for 20 pounds. Now he can't spend the money fast enough, nor can he run from his treachery fast enough as he brawls, brags, swaggers and lies his way toward his fate. 92 min. DVD 5657; vhs 999:647
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Awards

Academy Awards - Best Director; Best Actor (Victor McLaglen)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director

Michael Collins (UK / Ireland / USA, 1995)
Directed by Neil Jordan. Cast: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts. A docu-drama of the life of the Irish statesman and revolutionary, Michael Collins (1890 - 1922), who negotiated Ireland's break from England and whose fighting tactics became a model for other 20th century struggles. 133 min. DVD X4009
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Odd Man Out (UK, 1947)
Directed by Carol Reed. Cast: Cast: James Mason, Robert Newton, Kathleen Ryan. An IRA gunman, Johnny McQueen, after escaping from prison organizes a payroll robbery. Now maimed and bleeding, he must weave an escape route through Belfast's seedy underground while each of his comrades falls prey to bounty hunters and police. Based on the novel by F.L. Green. 116 min. DVD 474
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts: Best British Film

Carol Reed bibliography
DeFelice, James. Filmguide to Odd man out / James DeFelice. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1975. (NRLF (UCB); PFA PN1997.O26 D41 1975)

Omagh (Ireland / UK, TV, 1989)
Directed by Pete Travis. Cast: Gerard McSorley, Michelle Forbes, Brenda Fricker. Based on true events, this drama concerns one father's search for justice in the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland. 106 min. DVD 6513
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts - Best Single TV Drama

Blaney, Aileen. "Visible victims and the politics of suffering in Omagh." European Journal of Cultural Studies, Nov2009, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p415-429, 15p UC users only
Brown, Matthew "Cities under Watch: Urban Northern Ireland in Film." Eire-Ireland, Spring/Summer2010, Vol. 45 Issue 1/2, p56-88, 33p UC users only
McIlroy, Brian. "Memory Work: Omagh and the Northern Irish Monumentary." In: Genre and cinema : Ireland and transnationalism / edited by Brian McIlroy. New York : Routledge, c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.I85 G46 2007)
O'Hara, Marguerite. "Guide to a Conflict: Studying Omagh." Screen Education, Autumn2008, Issue 49, p100-111, 12p UC users only
Sutherland, Heather. "Embedded' actors as markers of authenticity: Acting the real in 'Troubles' docudramas." Studies in Documentary Film, 2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p267-281, 15p UC users only

Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Directed by David Lean. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, Christopher Jones, John Mills, Leo McKern, Sarah Miles. Headstrong Rosy lives on the heathered hills of Ireland's Dingle Peninsule. She cannot forsake her passionate romance with a handsome British officer. Yet, for Rosy, there is a greater love - the devotion of her reserved schoolteacher husband Charles. When Rosy has an illicit affair and is ultimately charged with treason, it is Charles who will stand by her side. Special features DVD: Commentary by Lady Sandra Lean, Sarah Miles, Trine Day Mitchum (Robert Mitchum's daughter), assistant director Michael Stevenson, second unit director Roy Stevens, art director Roy Walker, assistant editor Tony Lawson, location manager Eddie Fowlie, stuntman Vic Armstrong, biographer Stephen M. Silverman, directors John Boorman, Hugh Hudson and Richard Schickel; 2 theatrical trailers; "The making of Ryan's daughter": a 3-part 35th anniversary documentary; 2 Vintage Documentaries: "Ryan's daughter: a story of love" and "We're the last of the traveling circuses." 206 min. DVD X4841; vhs 999:3635
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Awards
Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor (John Mills)
Golden Globes - Best Supporting Actor (John Mills)

David Lean bibliography

Some Mother's Son (Ireland / USA, 1996)
Directed by Terry George. Cast: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanaghan, Aidan Gillen. Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a Britain prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of the war. 112 min. DVD X6942; vhs 999:3118
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Alleva, Richard. "Character amid chaos" Commonweal, 02/14/97, Vol. 124 Issue 3, p16, 2p UC users only
Blake, Richard A. "Sons and Mothers.." America, 2/15/1997, Vol. 176 Issue 5, p26-28, 3p UC users only
Carlsten, Jennie. "Mourning and Solidarity: The Commemorative Models of Some Mother's Son and H3." In: Genre and cinema : Ireland and transnationalism / edited by Brian McIlroy. New York : Routledge, c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.I85 G46 2007)
Crowdus, Gary; Leary, O'Mara. "The `troubles' he's seen in Northern Ireland: An interview." Cineaste, Jul97, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p24, 6p UC users only
Hill, John. "Some Mother's Son." (cover story) Cineaste, Jul97, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p44, 2p UC users only
Kauffmann, Stanley. "On films: the troubles." New Republic, Dec 30 1996, Vol. 215, p26-27, 2p UC users only
Kline, T. Jefferson. "Some Mother's Son." Psychoanalytic Review, 1997, Vol. 84 Issue 6, p952-955, 4p

The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Ireland / UK / Germany / Italy / Spain / France, 2006)
Directed by Ken Loach. Cast: Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Gerard Kearney, William Ruane. Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom in Ireland in 1920. As the Irish freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to a breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and families who fought side by side find themselves pitted against one another, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test. 127 min. DVD 8399
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Palm d'Or

Archibald, David. "Correcting Historical Lies: An Interview with Ken Loach and Paul Laverty." Cineaste, Spring2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p26-30, 5pUC users only
Beck, Bernard. "Reaping the Whirlwind: The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Liberation and After in the Movies. Multicultural Perspectives, 2008, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p24-26, 3pUC users only
Crowdus, Gary. "The Wind that Shakes the Barley." Cineaste, Spring2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p55-57, 3p, UC users only
Garcia, Maria. "The Wind that Shakes the Barley." Film Journal International, Apr2007, Vol. 110 Issue 4, p119-120, 2pUC users only
Morris, Catherine. "A Contested Life: James Connolly in the Twenty-First Century." Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies; Mar2008, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p102-115, 14p
Smith, Damon. "Our Time of Troubles: Ken Loach on War, Irish History, and The Wind That Shakes the Barley." Bright Lights Films Journal, August 2008 | Issue 61

Miscellaneous Engagements

Adventure Films
Historical and Period Films
Shakespeare on Films

The Alamo (2004)
Directed by John Lee Hancock. Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, Jordi Molla, Emilio Echevarria, Marc Blucas, Leon Rippy. Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna. 136 min. DVD 3008
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The Alamo(1960)
Directed by John Wayne. Cast: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Richard Boone, Linda Cristal, Joan O'Brien. Film depicts a pivotal event in American history--the battle of the Alamo when 185 "Texans" stood against a 7,000-man Mexican army. The battle ended in the smaller forces' defeat, but lasted long enough to insure the eventual independence of Texas. 202 min. DVD X1033
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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Director, Ridley Scott. Cast: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana, William Fichtner, Ewen Bremner, Sam Shepard. With exacting detail, the film re-creates the American siege of the Somalian city of Mogadishu in October 1993, when a 45-minute mission turned into a 16-hour ordeal of bloody urban warfare. Helicopter-borne U.S. Rangers were assigned to capture key lieutenants of Somali warlord Muhammad Farrah Aidid, but when two Black Hawk choppers were felled by rocket-propelled grenades, the U.S. soldiers were forced to fend for themselves in the battle-torn streets of Mogadishu, attacked from all sides by armed Aidid supporters. 144 min. DVD 1199
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Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre (Hei tai yang: Nan Jing da tu sha) (Hong Kong, 1995)
Directed by Tun Fei Mou.An uncompromising portrayal of the war crimes perpetrated by the Japanese Imperial Army upon the Chinese military and civilian population of Nanking during the occupation of the city. Black Sun is unflinching in its depiction of the barbaric cruelty with which the occupying army raped, pillaged and terrorized the defeated populace. Portrays the ordeals of a poor Chinese family as they try to survive the Japanese occupation of their city. Two young children, Jean and John, excape with their uncle after witnessing the gruesome murder of their mother and father by Japanese soldiers. While fleeing from the Japanese, they are separated and the children have to fend for themselves in the war torn city. The film embraces myriad genres -- drama, horror, documentary, exploitation, war and even propaganda. Special features: "Why we fight: the battle of China" 1944 propaganda film ; production and historical photos; T.F. Mou interviews; history of the Nanking Massacre; interactive map; trailers. 95 min. DVD 8751
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Breaker Morant (Australia, 1979)
Directed by Bruce Beresford. Cast: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown. Following the brutal death of a British captain in the Boer War in South Africa in 1901, Lt. Harry Morant leads his unit in pursuit of the Boers, attacks their camp, and has a captive executed. Other executions and deaths lead to the arrest and trial of Morant and two other lieutenants in this dramatization based on true events. 102 min. vhs 999:1951
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Bryant, Hallman B. "'Breaker' Morant In Fact, Fiction, and Film." Literature Film Quarterly, 1987, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p138, 8pUC users only
Heung, Marina. "Breaker Morant and the Melodramatic Treatment of History." Film Criticism, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 3-13, January 1984
Jolly, Roslyn. "'Frontier Behaviour' and Imperial Power in Breaker Morant." Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 125-39, 1997
Kirschke, James J. "Say Who Made Her So: Breaker Morant and British Empire." Film & History , Fall2008, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p45-53, 9p UC users only
Mortimer, Lorraine. "The soldier, the shearer and the mad man: Horizons of community in some Australian films." Literature Film Quarterly, 1993, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p139, 18p UC users only
Niemi, Robert. "Breaker Morant." In: History in the media : film and television Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 N54 2006)

Charge of the Light Brigade(1936)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, David Niven, Robert Barrat. The events that instigated British involvement in the Crimean War are vividly painted against the rugged canvas of battle-scarred India. An army officer deliberately starts the Balaclava charge to even an old score with Surat Khan, who's on the other side. Based on the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson and inspired by history. Special features: Warner night at the movies 1936 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel; dramatic short "Give me Liberty"; comedy short, "Shop Talk with Bob Hope"; cartoon, "Boom Boom" ; trailers for Charge of the light bigade, and, 1936's Anthony Adverse. 115 min. DVD 8051
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Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)
Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)The Casablanca man : the cinema of Michael Curtiz / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C87 R63 1993)

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1912)
Directed by J. Searle Dawley. Cast: D.A. Russell, near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The third in a series of rare silent films from the early film-making period of 1911-1915. Retelling of the famous incident in the 1854 Crimean War when a British cavalry unit, because of a mix-up in orders, charged an almost impregnable Russian artillery position and was decimated. 93 min. DVD 8450
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Connelly, Mark. "The charge of the Light Brigade." London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]

City of Life and Death (Nanjing! Nanjing!)(China | Hong Kong, 2009)
Directed by Chuan Lu. Cast: Liu Ye, Fan Wei, Nakaizumi Hideo, Gao Yuanyuan, Qin Lan, Jiang Yiyan, Kohata Ryu, Yao Di, Zhao Yisui, Miyamoto Yu-ko. On December 9, 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army laid siege to the Chinese capital of Nanking, beginning a reign of terror that killed as many as 300,000 civilians, an infamous tragedy now referred to as the Rape of Nanking. The first big-budget fiction film by the Chinese to deal with the seminal event in their modern history, City of Life and Death is a visceral, heartbreaking portrait of life during wartime, and an unforgettable masterpiece of contemporary world cinema. 135 min. DVD X6699
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Berry, Michael. "Scorched Earth." Film Comment, May/Jun2011, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p26-29, 4p UC users only
Brody, Richard. "City of Life and Death." New Yorker, 5/16/2011, Vol. 87 Issue 13, p28-30, 2p
Jifang, Zan "Nanjing Revisited." Beijing Review, 5/28/2009, Vol. 52 Issue 21, p16-19, 4p UC users only
Kraicer, Shelly. "A Matter of Life and Death." Cinema Scope, Winter2010, Issue 41, p12-15, 4p UC users only
Oppenheimer, Jean. "A Cultural Cataclysm." American Cinematographer, Jul2011, Vol. 92 Issue 7, p54-61, 8p UC users only
Tang Yuankai. "Searching for Truth." Beijing Review, 5/28/2009, Vol. 52 Issue 21, p20-21, 2p UC users only

Essential Killing(Poland | Norway | Ireland | Hungary, 2010)
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. Cast: Vincent Gallo, Emmanuelle Seigner, Zach Cohen. Tells the story of a man captured in the desert by American forces, who finds himself transported to a nameless European country. He manages to escape into the vast frozen woodland, a world away from the desert home he knew. Forced into extreme survival mode, he must kill anyone who strays into his path. 85 min. DVD X6897
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Thompson, David. "Jerzy Skolimowski: the fugitive." Sight & Sound, April 2011, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p38-41, 4p UC users only
Tracy, Andrew. "Essential Killing." Cinema Scope, Winter2011, Issue 45, p48-49, 2 UC users only

5 Days of War (2011)
Directed by Renny Harlin. Cast: Dean Cain, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rupert Friend, Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia, Heather Graham. Based on true events, this intense film is a vivid account of a renegade American journalist, his cameraman and a local woman caught behind enemy lines, and determined to not only survive, but tell the world what was happening, during the swift but devastating five day war between Russia and Georgia in 2008. 113 min. DVD X6780
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Flandres (Flanders)(France, 2006)
Directed by Bruno Dumont. Cast: Adelaide Leroux, Samuel Boidin, Henry Cretel. Andre is forced to leave his secret love, Barbe, to serve as a soldier. On his last night of freedom, he witnesses Barbe and another local sleeping together in a parking lot. A twist of fate forces the two men to fight side by side. 91 min. DVD 8745
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize

McGill, Hannah. "Flanders." Sight & Sound, Jul2007, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p49-49, 3/4p UC users only
Wilson, Emma. "Days of Glory: Flanders." Film Quarterly, Fall2007, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p16-22, 7p UC users only

The Four Feathers(2002)
Directed by Shekhar Kapur. Cast: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Rupert Penry-Jones, Kris Marshall. After an admired British soldier stationed in Sudan leaves his regiment in disgrace, he sets out on a sweeping adventure to regain his honor, recapture his love and save the life of his best friend. 130 min. DVD 3325
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Lally, Kevin. "Desert Odyssey: Shekhar Kapur Leads Four Feathers Adventure." Film Journal International, vol. 105, no. 9, pp. 14, 47, 2002 Sept UC users only
O'Sullivan, John. "New Myths for Old." National Review, 11/11/2002, Vol. 54 Issue 21, p42-44, 3p UC users only
Ramachandran, Naman. "The Four Feathers." Sight & Sound, Sep2003, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p48-50, 2p UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "The Four Feathers." American Historical Review, Feb2003, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p310-311, 2p UC users only
Voeltz, Richard A. "Images and Representations of British Imperialism: Cinematic Adaptations of A.E.W. Mason's The Four Feathers." Interdisciplinary Humanities, Spring2010, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p12-27, 16p UC users only

Gunga Din(1939)
Directed by George Stevens. Cast: Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine. Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine. Adventure story of three English soldier comrades battling the savage punjabs in India, and their lowly water-bearer, Gunga Din, who longs to be a soldier. Based on Rudyard Kipling's poem, Gunga Din. 117 min. Video/C 999:784
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Chapman, James Cull, Nicholas J. "America's Kipling: Gunga Din (1939)." In: Projecting Empire : Imperialism and Popular Cinema I.B.Tauris, 2009 (Full text available online [UCB users only])
Chowdhry, P. "Villains and Loyalists: Constructing Colonial Concerns in Gunga Din (1939)." Indian Historical Review January/July 2002 vol. 29 no. 1-2 145-197 UC users only
Jacobs, Lea. "The B film and the problem of cultural distinction." Screen; 1992, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p1-13, 13p
Jaher, Frederic Cople; Kling, Blair B. "Hollywood's India: The Meaning of RKO's "Gunga Din"." Film & History 38:2 (Fall 2008) p. 33-44 UC users only
Thronley, Davinia. "Conceptions of Empire: Three Colonial War Films." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 107-17, Spring 2004UC users only

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Directed by Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Mario Van Peebles, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn, Eileen Heckart, Bo Swenson. A grizzled Marine Corps lifer, beginning his last tour of duty before mandatory retirement, leads his combat-ready platoon during the 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada. 130 min. DVD 1454
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Horatio Hornblower(TV, 1998)
Directed by Andrew Grieve. Cast: Ioan Gruffud, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Michael Byrne, Robert Bathurst. A television miniseries based on Forester's novels of Horatio Hornblower, following his career from a reticent midshipman to a self-assured and courageous officer. Based on the Hornblower books by C.S. Forester. 13 hrs., 20 min. DVD 5050

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
Directed by Henry Hathaway. Cast: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing, C. Aubrey Smith. Always outnumbered. Never outfought. Follow Gary Cooper as the leader of the Bengal Lancers in their courageous quest to protect British India's Northwest Frontier from Islamic invaders. 110 min. DVD 4754
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Lord of War (2005)
Directed by Andrew Niccol. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Holm, Eamonn Walker, Sammi Rotibi, Eamonn Walker, Eugene Lazarev, Jean-Pierre Nshanian, Shake Toukhmanian, Ethan Hawke. Chronicles the rise and fall of Yuri Orlov, from his early days in the early 1980s in Little Odessa to selling guns to mobsters in his local neighbourhood, to his ascension through the decade of excess and indulgence into the early 90s. He forms a business partnership with an African warlord and his psychotic son. His relationship with his younger brother is somewhat volatile, he is married to a famous model, and he is relentlessly pursued by a determined federal agent and his inner demons sway between his drive for success and the immorality of what he does. 122 min. DVD 4983
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Directed by Peter Weir. Cast: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin, Max Pirkis, Jack Randall, Max Benitz, Lee Ingleby. During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together. 138 min. DVD 4633
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Napoleon (France, 1927)
Directed by Abel Gance. Cast: Albert Dieudonne, Antonin Artaud, Abel Gance. This restored 1927 Abel Gance movie masterpiece which presents important early use of split screen, moving camera and Polyvision, has been painstakingly resurrected. It is a historical epic on the life of Napoleon from boyhood to military triumph including treatment of the French Revolution. 235 min. vhs 999:164
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My Best Enemy, Patagonia 1978 (Mi mejor enemigo: Patagonia, 1978) (Argentina | Chile | Spain, 2005)
Directed by Alex Bowen. Cast: Nicolás Saavedra, Erto Pantoja, Miguel Dedovich, Jorge Roman, Felipe Braun, Fernanda Urrejola. Friendship develops between enemies when a Chilean army patrol lost within the Argentine border comes upon an Argentine army patrol in the same predicament. 107 min. DVD X6082
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Seguin.
Cast: A. Martinez, Henry Darrow, Rose Portillo, Pepe Serna, Danny De La Paz, Enrique Castillo, Lupe Ontiveros, Edward James Olmos. A docu-drama based on the life of one of Texas' unsung heroes, Juan Nepomunceno Seguin, a leader in San Antonio who raised an army to fight the Mexican forces of Santa Ana at the Alamo. Written and directed by Jesus Salvador Trevino. 68 min. Video/C 5133

Fregoso, Rosa Linda. "Seguin: The Same Side of the Alamo Bilingual." In: Chicano Cinema: research, Reviews, and Resources Edited by Gary D. Keller. pp: 146-152. Binghamton, N.Y.: Bilingual Review/Press, c1985. (UCB Main PN1995.9.M49.C47 1985; UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.M49.C47 1985)
Thompson, Frank T. "Reprinting the Legend: The Alamo on Film." Film and History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 12-64, 2006
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Zulu (UK, 1965)
Directed by Cy Endfield. Cast: Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Nigel Green; forward narrated by Richard Burton. In this drama based on the Zulu War of 1879 a handful of British engineers entrench themselves in an isolated outpost in Natal called Rorke's Drift and prepare to face a series of vicious assaults by more than 4,000 Zulu warriors. 139 min. vhs 999:2721
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Zulu Dawn (USA / South Africa / Netherlands, 1979)
Directed by Douglas Hickox. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Peter O'Toole, Sir John Mills, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Anna Calder-Marshall, Ronald Pickup, Bob Hoskins. This prequel to the motion picture "Zulu" recounts the true story of the defeat of the British forces at the hands of a 25,000 strong and relentlessly determined Zulu army. 113 min. DVD 9670
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