Download e-book for iPad: A Guide to Films on the Korean War by Paul M. Edwards

By Paul M. Edwards

ISBN-10: 0313303169

ISBN-13: 9780313303166

Written via a well informed movie critic and Korean battle pupil, this is often the one consultant completely dedicated to the research of Hollywood and tv motion pictures in line with the Korean battle, 1950-1953. It opens with 8 brief essays, discussing the attraction of the struggle movie style, govt and filmmaker cooperation, the isolation of Korean conflict movies from different battle movies, why John Wayne did not make a Korean conflict movie, the opposite actors who did, the plots of Korean struggle movies, tv and Korean struggle movies, and the myths as a result of movies. Eighty-four movies are then mentioned in alphabetically prepared entries.

The entries contain construction unit, colour prestige, manufacturer, director, screenwriter, actors and actresses, motion picture size, and the author's numerical score of the movie. The observation areas every one movie in the context of alternative warfare movies, the Korean warfare, tendencies in Hollywood, and the social and political realities of the U.S.. the movies are also indexed chronologically. manufacturers, administrators, screenwriters, actors, and actresses are listed by means of accountability and are integrated within the basic index. The e-book additionally offers a listing of 109 documentary movies on hand for public viewing.

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Hollywood responded to the outbreak of war in Korea by bringing out old combat footage they had left over, and plugged in the old formulas. What resulted was the feel of World War II. For many, it appeared the troops were fighting over the same ground, using the same weapons, against the same targets. (2) That North Korea was not the primary enemy. This failed to account for the fact that the United States entry, and the United Nations support, was to expel the North Koreans from the South. It was the North Korean Army which drove the American forces south to the Pusan Perimeter.

There are few movies to choose from, almost none which were made for television and thus both cheap and available. But as the nation reflects past the halfcentury mark of World War II and begins to recall the conflict in Korea, some of these old films are beginning to reappear. This page intentionally left blank Legacies, Myths, and Potential Films The primary motivation behind making films is money. Studio executives must pay salaries to their employees and provide a return on investments for their backers.

This was vastly different from the television coverage of the Vietnam struggle where films of the war became the news itself. America's fear of communism in the 1950s coincided with the arrival of television as a means of communication and mass entertainment. " This phenomenon succeeded in giving both the events (the Committee activities) and the media (TV) a great boost. It was not long before the "tube" began to be the primary media for Americans. Almost immediately it started pushing the movie business aside.

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