The Encyclopedia of War Movies: The Authoritative Guide to Movies about Wars of the 20th-Century (The Facts on File Film Reference Library)
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A book about war movies you can read for hours--awesome! Kanenberg If your like me and love war movies/history this book is a fantastic find! Its big, beautiful, well written with tons of 'tidbits' of info about hundreds & hundreds of films I've seen and own and others I will seek out as a result of this book . It has some surprising omissions (no Gettysburg?) but that picky note aside if you love Guns of Navarone, The Longest Day etal you . Informational But Not Compelling Truthfully I was quite surprised by the somewhat wonkish aspect of this publication: More text is devoted to location/cast members than a film synopsis. Entries are comprehensive in terms of film titles but very wildly with respect to data -- some possessing bare minimum while others (such as Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom[!]) go on and on. And while I don't mind the ide. Excellent source and enjoyable reading Since I am a fan of military films and war movies, I grabbed this book right away. I was pleased to see that the author included many details of each film in addition to production notes and trivia on many of them as well. As a film collector, this book will be a great resource for researching military films and their history. It will be appreciated by anyone who has served
This reference book includes more than 800 entries and features early silent films as well as blockbusters. Each entry provides production credits, a synopsis, an account of interesting facts about the movie and historical facts about the military service of those involved in filming.
. From Publishers Weekly War films have been a staple of the movie business since its beginning, and as Davenport points out, "the same period of creative mechanical invention that brought about the movie cameraalso unleashed on civilization the machines that signify modern warfare: the airplane, the machine gun, the tank." A Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. 48 b&w photos. Although other books exist on the topic, Davenport's is the most up-to-date and should please war movie aficionados. Understandably, some films get more coverage than others (e.g., Davenport writes only two lines on the plot of 1963's Face In the Rain, but spends a few pages on 1970's Patton). Most originally, for some of the films he also includes information about how the screen version of the war differs from the actual hist