The Naval War Film: Genre, History and National Cinema
This book undertakes a unique, coherent and comprehensive consideration of the depiction of naval warfare in the cinema. The films under discussion encompass all areas of naval operations in war, and highlight varying institutional and aesthetic responses to navies and the sea in popular culture. The examination of these films centres on their similarities to and differences from the conventions of the war genre and seeks to determine whether the distinctive characteristics of naval film narratives justify their categorisation as a separate genre or sub-genre in popular cinema.
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Acknowledgements page ix
British naval films and the documentary feature
Postwar British naval films and the service comedy
Hollywood and the oneocean war
The submarine war and the submarine film
American films of the Cold War
Damn the photon torpedoes Star Trek
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