The Celluloid Life of the Great War Veteran in Hollywood 1920-1939
Hammond, Michael (2013) The Celluloid Life of the Great War Veteran in Hollywood 1920-1939. Journal of War and Culture Studies (Submitted).
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This article traces the way the veteran as a character in Hollywood films developed in relation to the shifts in the public discourses that surrounded the returning soldier. The focus is the subject of characterization and script development and the adaptation of veterans’ life stories. The article argues that the incorporation of veterans’ experiences fits within the broader development of the classical Hollywood mode of storytelling. In short, the veteran as a character offered a shorthand for plausible motivations for a wide range of behaviour. The article uses films from the early 1920s to the late 1930s to explore the persistence of this character as a marker of the intersection of medical and public discourse concerning veterans and the associated issues of shell shock and mental illness.
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
|Date Deposited:||03 Jun 2010 07:43|
|Last Modified:||04 Nov 2012 09:20|
|Contributors:||Hammond, Michael (Author)
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