64 minutes | Mar 1st 2021

13 - Popular Films First World War Films

What makes a First World War film popular?  In the last episode the team looked at 'obscure' movies, this time they look at those First World War films that are deemed to be 'popular'. Along the way discussing themes of nationalism, pan-euopreanism and the creation of tropes. References: All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) La Grande Illusion (1937) Paths of Glory (1957) Oh! What a lovely War (1969) Gallipoli (1981) The long, long trail, BBC Home Service (1961) The Great War, BBC (1964) Emma Hanna, Sounds of War: Music in the British Armed Forces during the Great War (2020) Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet On The Western Front (1928)
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