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The Naval War Film: Genre, History and National Cinema

Jonathan Rayner


This book undertakes a consideration of the depiction of naval warfare within British and American cinema. The films (ranging from examples from the interwar period, the Second World War, the Cold War and contemporary cinema) encompass all areas of naval operations in war, and highlight varying institutional and aesthetic responses to navies and the sea in popular culture. Examination of the films centres on their similarities to and differences from the conventions of the war genre as described in earlier analyses, and seeks to determine whether the distinctive characteristics of naval film n ... More

Keywords: naval warfare, British cinema, American cinema, films, Second World War, Cold War, sea, navies, popular culture, Das Boot

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719070983
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719070983.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Rayner, author