War in Film. Semiotics and Conflict Related Sign Constructions on the Screen
Editor(s): Jacob, Frank
The human experience of war is not only remembered by societies through memorials, but also through the depiction of wars and important battles of respective national histories on screen. Very often, the image presented is related to existent semiotics, and the respective sign systems determine the image of heroic actions and violence on the screen. The present volume provides a deeper insight into the forces at play when war films are presented on the big screen and intends to show why and how violent conflicts often have an afterlife as visual media as well.
Table Of Contents
- Frank Jacob: Introduction: The Visual Semiotics of War
- Bruno Surace: The Cinematographic Face of Garibaldi. Fascist Propaganda as a Model for the War to Come
- Frank Jacob: Jihad in Outer Space. The Orientalist Semiotics of Frank Herbert’s Dune and the Image of Lawrence of Arabia
- Giuditta Bassano: Double Dunkirk
- Nicole Beth Wallenbrock: Alain Delon in the Franco-Algerian War: A Barthesian Myth
- Jessica Wax-Edwards: Collateral Damage: Necropolitical Lives in the Mexican Drug War
- Cecilia Canziani: Traumatic Memory and the Commemoration of War in Video Works of Omer Fast, Steve McQueen, Maya Schweizer and Clemens von Wedemeyer
Jacob, Frank (Hg.): War in Film. Semiotics and Conflict Related Sign Constructions on the Screen. Marburg: Büchner-Verlag 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/18112.
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