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Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller's War Movies

Marsha Gordon


Film Is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies is the first book to focus on the genre that best defined the American director’s career: the war film. It draws on previously unexplored archival materials, such as Fuller’s Federal Bureau of Investigation files and World War II–era amateur films, to explore the director’s lifelong interest in making challenging, thought-provoking, and often politically risky movies about war. The book demonstrates that Fuller’s war films challenge audiences to consider the complex ethics of America’s military and ideological conflicts, alongside such compe ... More

Keywords: war, Hollywood history, American film, Sam Fuller, Cold War, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190269746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marsha Gordon, author
Associate Professor of Film Studies, North Carolina State University