Guts & Glory: The Making of the American Military Image in Film

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University Press of Kentucky, Jun 14, 2002 - 748 pages
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Southern Music/American Music is the first book to investigate the facets of American music from the South and the many popular forms that emerged from it. In this substantially revised and updated edition, Bill C. Malone and David Stricklin bring this classic work into the twenty-first century, including new material on recent phenomena such as the huge success of the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and the renewed popularity of Southern music, as well as important new artists Lucinda Williams, Alejandro Escovedo, and the Dixie Chicks, among others. Extensive bibliographic notes and a new suggested listening guide complete this essential study.

 

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Contents

Beginnings
12
A Standard for the Future
24
The Golden Age of Military Movies
42
Fantasy
64
PseudoReality
79
First Reflections
97
The Image of the Marines and John Wayne
116
A Different Image
136
New Images Despite Themselves
424
The Air Force Seeks a Better Image
440
A More Moderate Approach
455
Rehabilitation Completed
485
Full Color with All the Warts
503
Balanced Portrayals
536
The Cold War Ends on the Motion Picture Screen
556
The Search for New Enemies
580

The Most Ambitious Undertaking
161
A Marriage Ends
188
The Bomb as Friend and Enemy
210
John Wayne The Green Berets and Other Heroes
247
Illusion and Reality of War
278
Changing Images
295
The Home Front Vietnam and the Victims of War
315
Apocalypse When?
332
The Deer Hunter Hair and Finally Apocalypse Now
352
The Marines Search for a New Identity
369
The Navys Search for Normalcy
402
One More Time
617
Bombed Again
645
Epilogue
669
Films Cited
674
Interviews
679
Note on Sources
685
Notes
691
Two NonVietnam Case Studies 383
719
Index
738
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About the author (2002)

Lawrence H. Suid, a military historian, is the author of several books and has recently appeared on The History Channel, Turner Classic Movies, and CNN.

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