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Postwar Films in the Postwar World

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780813123868
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134840 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0009
Postwar Films in the Postwar World

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This chapter examines Hollywood films made after the end of World War 2. It suggests that these films address the anxiety about the type of country post-war America was becoming while some demonstrate the power that Hollywood's war films had to influence the way the war would be understood historically. Examples of these films include Casablanca, A Walk in the Sun, and The Searching Wind.

Keywords: Hollywood films; post-war America; war films; Casablanca; A Walk in the Sun; The Searching Wind

Chapter.  9146 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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