The War Films Episode 3

  • 9 10
  • 2023
  • 60min
The War Films Episode 3
  • Original Title: The War Films Episode 3

This offbeat documentary examines how films from "The Steel Helmet" to "The Green Berets" reflected and shaped U.S. views on the Cold War and Vietnam, against a backdrop of significant cultural and cinematic changes.

The War Films Episode 3

The War Films Episode 3 - The Shifting Tide, 1950 -1975

Amidst the backdrop of mid-20th-century conflicts and societal changes, this documentary delves into how American cinema grappled with themes of war, patriotism, and existential dread. Featuring seminal works such as "The Steel Helmet" and "Dr. Strangelove," it explores the complex dialogue between film and the historical moments of the Korean Conflict, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War.

Through these cinematic lenses, the film uncovers the changing narrative of American heroism, the critique of military and political strategies, and the cultural metamorphosis during the rise and fall of Hollywood's golden age, reflecting the broader cultural shift in the country.

Steve Summers
Steve Summers Director

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