The Good War: Hollywood’s Sanitized Combat Films
This paper examines the genre of “good war” films as a subset of the larger combat film genre.
International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 1.
Article: Print (Spiral Bound), ISSN: ISSN 1447-9508,
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Tom Pollard has published several articles and a recent book in the area of film studies. His book, with co-author Carl Boggs, is titled A World in Chaos: Social Crisis and the Rise of Postmodern Cinema (Rowman and Littlefield). Currently, he is working in the area of combat films. His article “The Hollywood War Machine” has been reprised for Masters of War: Militarism and Blowback in an Era of American Empire (Routledge Press). Also, he has an article in the recent issue of The Journal of American Culture titled “The Demise of the Family in Postmodern Films.” He spends the bulk of his time at his position of Professor of Social Sciences at National University. He also works in the television industry as a documentary filmmaker, specializing in script writing and historical research.
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