Lies of Heroism – Redefining the Anti-War Film

Brilliant, insightful, and deeply searing examination how this aspect of the human condition is portrayed in cinema.

Sources:  Ernest Becker – Escape From Evil:
Ernest Becker – The Denial of Death:
Hannah Arendt – Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil:
Tom Brook (BBC) – Is There Any Such Thing as an Anti-War Film?
Agnieszka Monnet – Is There Such a Thing as an Antiwar Film?
David Walsh – Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan: Small Truths at the Expense of Big Ones:

Like Stories of Old – Complete Reading List:

Media included:
13 Hours (2016)
1917 (2019)
A Hidden Life (2019)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
American Sniper (2014)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Band of Brothers (2001)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Casualties of War (1989)
Come and See (1985)
Coming Home (1978)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Dunkirk (2017)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Fury (2014)
Green Zone (2010)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Jarhead (2005)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Land of Mine (2015)
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Lone Survivor (2013)
Man Down (2015)
Midway (2019)
Operation Finale (2018)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Patton (1970)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Platoon (1986)
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Schindler’s List (1993)
Stalingrad (1993)
Thank You For Your Service (2017)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Great Dictator (1940)
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)
The Human Condition III: A Soldier’s Prayer (1961)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Pacific (2010)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Zero Dark Thirty (2013)


12:40 am on November 27, 2021

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