The Naval War Film: Genre, History and National Cinema

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Manchester University Press, 2007 - History - 275 pages
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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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Contents

Acknowledgements page ix
1
British naval films and the documentary feature
32
Postwar British naval films and the service comedy
54
Hollywood and the oneocean war
80
The submarine war and the submarine film
103
American films of the Cold War
120
Damn the photon torpedoes Star Trek
153
contemporary
173
Conclusion
208
Comparison of narrative elements in naval
227
Filmography
240
Bibliography
257
Index
269
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Jonathan Rayner is Lecturer in film and literature studies in the English Department at the University of Sheffield.

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