Comparing Six War Films

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Human history has been kept alive through a variety of mediums over the centuries. Throughout much of time, stories were told verbally past down younger generations while written records and artifacts enriched the story’s legitimacy. In the late 19th and early 20th century, technology revolutionized story-telling with the invention of the video camera. Rather than hearing pass down stories about historic events, people could now see images of events happening all around the world. In addition, motion pictures were created to present both fictional and non-fictional stories for education and entertainment. War is curled, that remains the same, but the viewpoint of a war from long ago varies depending upon the cultural outlook of the period. …show more content…
During both wars, millions of soldiers and civilians had been killed. Especially during World War Two, numerous innocent people were sent into concentration camps, or internment camps. There are countless differences among films about war, including film style, theme, genre, and origin of narrative. Unlike earlier films depicting the world wars, or other conflicts, like the revolutionary war, or the Alamo; Vietnam War films provide new ideologies that where uncommon in war films, which ask the question, why did the features of war in film changed? By comparing and contrasting Six War movies (Sands of Iwo Jima, Longest Day, Green Berets, Deer Hunter, Platoon, and Full Metal Jacket) made over a span of four decades will demonstrate the cultural and attitudinal change. As well as, aid to questions on, when the features of war in film change and what movies distinctively show the change of how war is depicted in film? The portrayal of each movie will give the viewer thoughts on how different generations perceive things differently, and see the evolving change in war films and how they portray the features of