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By Karen A. Ritzenhoff, J. Kazecki

Filmic buildings of conflict heroism have a profound influence on public perceptions of conflicts. right here, individuals research the methods motifs of gender and heroism in warfare movies are used to justify ideological positions, form the knowledge of the army conflicts, aid political agendas and associations, and impact collective reminiscence.

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War Films, Commemoration, and National Identity The relationship between film and war has been studied and written about from diverse disciplinary standpoints such as history, sociology, English, film studies, 24 Janis L. 2 Perhaps one of the most notable works to come out recently is James Chapman’s War and Film (2008). Drawing on a vast array of films of different forms and content, Chapman examines how films across nations represent war in three thematic ways: as spectacle, tragedy, or adventure.

Since that time, the Canadian Forces has focused on representing itself as an organization based on quality leadership, strong ethics, and commitment to international aid. However, as the official image of the Canadian military has been shaped, representations of the organization have been constructed in popular culture as well. Paul Gross’s film Passchendaele is one such example. The award-winning film, released in 2008 amid much fanfare, is a historical fictional drama that presents the Canadian soldiers’ experiences in World War One (WWI).

Studlar, “Oh, ‘Doll Divine,’ ” 210. 43. Sharot, “The ‘New Woman,’ ” 73. 44. Sumiko Higashi, Virgins, Vamps, and Flappers: The American Silent Movie Heroine (Montreal: Eden Press Women’s Publications, 1978), 48–49; quoted in Sharot, “The ‘New Woman,’ ” 77. 45. Liam Kennedy, “Alien Nation: White Male Paranoia and Imperial Culture in the United States,” Journal of American Studies 30, no. 1 (April 1996): 88. Works Cited Alec-Tweedie, Ethel. Women and Soldiers. London: John Lane, 1918. Creel, George.

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