General Review of War Film and Casablanca

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Communications 150 February 25, 1999 Announcements: None. Lecture Notes: I. General Review of War Film and Casablanca Thievery and murder are justified in order to win the war o Rick shoots Strassa so Ilsa and Laslo can get away If Rick left with Ilsa it would undermine the concept of self-sacrifice for the larger cause o Through this sacrifice, love earns a higher significance Rick must be detached from selfishness to accomplish the group goal II. The Reintegration Film War is considered a male undertaking; women are presented as prostitutes, or homemakers Men are portrayed as having to shed their masculinity in order to fit into society after the war A. WWII: Best Years of Our Lives Story of three men who each have to reintegrate themselves back into society after the war Two of them have to adjust to class differences and one has to adjust to gender differences In combat, all men are made equal One man comes back from the war with mechanical hands o He has to go back to his fiancee o
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