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War films


  • Films that feature military conflicts. For films that feature the military lifestyle and loyalty to the armed forces and its codes and are generally set during peacetime see [Military films.]

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    • War films
  • Variants

    • Anti-war films
    • Antiwar films
    • Combat films
    • Pacifist films
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    • Motion pictures
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Anti-war films
  • Sources

    • found: Moving image genre-form guide online, April 27, 2007(war: 1. Fictional work portraying military conflicts ... Includes not only portrayals of combat, but stories set in POW camps, accounts of the homefront, and depictions of the difficulties of demobilization and the veteran returning to civilian life. The genre includes depictions of the primary fronts during the war, as well as the battles on the geographical margins of the conflict; stories taking place in the military milieu in peacetime go under Military; used for: combat; 2. Nonfiction work made to explain a war to servicemen and civilian viewers as well as retrospective documentaries on specific battles and other historical events of various wars)
    • found: López, D. Films by genre, c1993(category under War Film: Pacifist Films (Antiwar Films). Fewer in number than the pro-war films, they nevertheless have been around since the beginning of the war movie. Examples: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930); Broken Lullaby (1932); The Road to Glory (1936); The Steel Helmet (1951); Paths of Glory (1957); Hell is for Heroes (1961))
  • General Notes

    • Films that feature military conflicts. For films that feature the military lifestyle and loyalty to the armed forces and its codes and are generally set during peacetime see [Military films.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Military films]
  • Change Notes

    • 2011-05-09: new
    • 2016-03-04: revised
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