War in Film : Semiotics and Conflict Related Sign Constructions on the Screen

Dublin Core

Title

War in Film : Semiotics and Conflict Related Sign Constructions on the Screen

Subject

Omer Fast; Steve McQueen; war film; Christopher Nolan; Roland Barthes; film aesthetics; Kriegsfilm; Maya Schweizer; Alain Delon; Clemens von Wedemeyer; Fernando Frías; Mario Volpe; semiotics; war images; film narratives; national narratives; Amat Escalante; Frank Herbert; popular culture; Alessandro Blasetti

Description

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.

Creator

Jacob, Frank

Publisher

Büchner-Verlag

Date

2022

Rights

CC BY-NC 4.0

Format

pdf

Language

en

Type

Edited Book

Identifier

ISBN Print: 978-3-96317-303-5
ISBN PDF: 978-3-96317-852-8
DOI: 10.14631/978-3-96317-852-8

Book

Title

War in Film

Subtitle

Semiotics and Conflict Related Sign Constructions on the Screen

Author/Editor

Jacob, Frank

Publisher

Büchner-Verlag

Year Published

2022

Blurb

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.

Keywords

Omer Fast; Steve McQueen; war film; Christopher Nolan; Roland Barthes; film aesthetics; Kriegsfilm; Maya Schweizer; Alain Delon; Clemens von Wedemeyer; Fernando Frías; Mario Volpe; semiotics; war images; film narratives; national narratives; Amat Escalante; Frank Herbert; popular culture; Alessandro Blasetti

ISBN Print

978-3-96317-303-5

ISBN PDF

978-3-96317-852-8

DOI

10.14631/978-3-96317-852-8

Rights

CC BY-NC 4.0

Language

en

Type

Edited Book

Format

pdf

Citation

Jacob, Frank, “War in Film : Semiotics and Conflict Related Sign Constructions on the Screen,” Büchner-Verlag Repositorium, accessed October 2, 2022, http://omeka.buechner-verlag.de/items/show/16.