RE: War in film

Gregory Callahan (
Sat, 2 Feb 2002 07:40:51 -0800 (PST)

You will no doubt find an embarrassment of riches--especially in viewing
Gary Handman's link, but speaking of the sub-set of films dealing with the
effect of war on children, how about "Forbidden Games"?

BTW the question of influence on public opinion is a tough one. Did the
"pro-war" films of the WWII era bolster public support of the effort? Well,
probably, but they might be more accurately be described as being a
by-product of the country's overall mood to begin with. It might be hard to
point to any given film as shaping public opinion in any event.

Same would be true of the "anti-war" films of the Viet Nam and post-Viet Nam

Greg Callahan

>From: Gilles Poitras <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: RE: War in film
>Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 12:52:28 -0800 (PST)
> >I have a faculty member who is creating a wish list for War in Film,
>I would suggest two Japanese animation titles dealing with the effect of
>war on children.
>Grave of the Fireflies
>Based on an autobiographical novel about two orphans at the end of WWII
>More information on this title is at:
> - Available on VHS & DVD from Central Park Media
>Rail of the Stars
>The story of a young Japanese girl in Korea near the end of the war.
> - Available on VHS from AD Vision
>Gilles Poitras
>Learning Studio, Exploratorium Museum

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