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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CT 3270 - The War Film


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One of the most common and tragically enduring behaviors of human beings has been to wage war. From ancient times to the present, there always seems to be an excuse for nations or individuals to ritually destroy each other in the name of politics, commerce, love, or very often, religion. As it does with most major events, the motion picture industry has attempted, with varying degrees of success, to capture the horror, the glory, the sadness of war. All war films deal with the whys and hows of warfare, in an effort to answer the haunting question: why do we have wars? This course engages students in viewing and analyzing four examples of war era films, some involving combat, some merely the effects of combat, as answers to that question.