HUM3321_W04 - For the rain to gather, for the Brian Locke:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Multicultural Film War
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
War and Cinema Breaking Rules Suspension of morality: different set of rules “we” fight fair, “they” do not Deviant narratives: valuing the group over the individual
Background image of page 2
Masculinity in War Films Oedipal battles Father-figure officers Conventional homoeroticism Homoerotic relationships Female threats Over- masculinization
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Movies, War, Public Opinion Influence for/against war Hollywood changes with public opinion Education in WWII Why we fight Vietnam: first era
Background image of page 4
Race, Ethnicity, and War Films WWII films highlight democracy, equality History tells different story Armed forces segregated until 1948 Internment of
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Billie Holiday, “ Strange Fruit” (1939) Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black body swinging in the southern breeze Scent of magnolia sweet and fresh And the sudden smell of burning flesh! Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck
Background image of page 6
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 8
Background image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: For the rain to gather, for the Brian Locke: “Strange Fruit….” Bataan (1943), directed by Tay Garnett • Japanese surprise invasion of Philippines • 13 soldiers volunteer to defend for MacArthur Inter-racial bonding: combat Japanese with unified effort Office of War Information • Censored scripts for government message • Uniform portrayal of America as free, “Strange Fruit” Epps: token black character • Hollywood resorts to caricatures • Epps seen as stereotypical, ultimately expendable Lynchings: FDR condemns, but refuses to outlaw • Enemies portrayed America as hypocritical • Japanese lynch Salazar • Projection of American racism onto Japanese Japanese “Enemy” Remorseless, faceless • Sub-human (“baboons”) • Disguised as trees, bushes • Dirty fighters Fear of liberation of non-whites...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course HUM 3321 taught by Professor Patrick during the Spring '10 term at Florida State College.

Page1 / 9

HUM3321_W04 - For the rain to gather, for the Brian Locke:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 9. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online