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FILM LIST - HISTORY 143 Extra Credit – Due April 24, 2008 2 – 3 pages Choose one of the films below and evaluate. What relationships do you observe between the characters? Look for accuracy of historical issues. What do you see in the film that reinforces what we have discussed in class? What point of view does the filmmaker portray? Is this a useful way to study history? What are the potential problems with learning history through film? Grapes of Wrath – 1940 – based on the novel of Depression migrant workers Casablanca – 1942 – wartime propaganda film The Best Years of Our Lives – 1946 – Story of returning G.I.s after WW II The Caine Mutiny – 1954 – Destroyer warfare in the Pacific The Bridges at Toko-Ri 1954 – Korean Conflict Run Silent, Run Deep – 1958 – Submarine Warfare in the Pacific WW II Pork Chop Hill – 1959 – Korean Conflict
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Unformatted text preview: The Longest Day 1962 The Normandy landing D-Day WW II Patton 1970 Story of one of the leading U.S. generals WW II Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 Attack on Pearl Harbor WW II All the Presidents Men 1976 account of the Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon administration A Bridge Too Far 1977 the 1944 failed mission in Holland The Deer Hunter 1978 controversial, realistic Vietnam film Apocalypse Now 1979 classic Vietnam epic The Killing Fields 1984 fall of Cambodia Good Morning Vietnam 1987 anti war black comedy The Thin Red Line 1998 Attack on Guadalcanal WW II Schindlers List 1993 remarkable Holocaust film Flags of Our Fathers 2006 Iwo Jima story WW II; also Letters from Iwo Jima for the Japanese perspective...
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2008 for the course HIST 100 taught by Professor Hist during the Spring '08 term at E. Stroudsburg.

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