War. What is it good for? Absolutely stunning movies.
Veteran VideoHound reviewer Mike Mayo strikes deep behind enemy lines, saluting 201 (more than 200) of the most significant war movies ever made. VideoHound’s War Movies: Classic Conflict on Film provides a guided stroll through history as Mayo reviews enduring classics like All Quiet on the Western Front, Casablanca, and Wings, as well as modern (and sometimes overlooked) epics such as When Trumpets Fade, Saving Private Ryan, and The Thin Red Line. VideoHound’s War Movies contains far more information than your typical movie guide, including pictures, quotes, cast, story lines, historical background, and special salutes to outstanding actors and directors. With lengthy sections on the enduring epics of World War II, VideoHound’s War Movies also ranges from early history to the Civil War to the Persian Gulf, with classic battle movies such as Henry V, Braveheart, and Gallipoli joining ranks with Das Boot, Full Metal Jacket, M*A*S*H, Glory, and Dr. Strangelove. The typically generous VideoHound indexes for title, cast, director, writer, cinematographer, composer, and category, plus a guide to finding videos, help the war film buff zero in on the target. More than 200 photographs enliven the military mix. Capt. Dale Dye, Vietnam war veteran and technical advisor to Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, and many other films, tells how he got his start in movies and adds his frank assessment of war films in the foreword. As Capt. Dye says, “In moviespeak, war’s got legs.”