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Author O'Brien, Wesley J.
Title Music in American combat films : a critical study / Wesley J. O'Brien.
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2012.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML2075 .O37 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description v, 190 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-185) and index.
Contents Scoring the classical combat film and conventions of the war film protagonist : the story of G.I. Joe -- The Vietnam conflict scored as a conventional war film : John Wayne plays John Wayne in the Green Berets -- The ambivalent hero : major heroic malfunction in Full metal jacket -- Vietnam redux : scoring the conflicted (post-9/11) hero in We were soldiers -- Heroes without a cause : scoring practice and the devolution of combat film heroism in the wake of Vietnam -- Re-presenting "the good war" -- Comparing classical and current scoring practices.
Summary "The book explores ways combat film scores interact collaboratively with other film elements (for instance, image and dialogue) to guide audience understanding of theme and character. Examined are classical and current models of film scoring practice and the ways they work to represent changes in film narratives taking place over time or from film to film"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Motion picture music -- United States -- History and criticism.
War films -- United States -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780786463435 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786463430 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 791643093