Episode 103. WWII: Action

In the third installment of our World War II series we finally get to the films showing the actual conflict across the various fronts of the war in The Great Escape (1963), Come and See (1985), and The Thin Red Line (1998). We talk about how WWII action films present the horrors of war from different perspectives, ways that a film can raise philosophical questions while showing historical events, and the importance of war films for our historical consciousness.

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Skip to: The Great Escape (04:36), Come and See (23:54), The Thin Red Line (39:42), Overall (1:02:38), Coming Attractions (1:11:07)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – WWII: Drama

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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