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Terence McSweeney

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748693092

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.001.0001

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The Rise and Fall of Empires: The ‘War on Terror’ as Allegorical Moment in Historical Film

The Rise and Fall of Empires: The ‘War on Terror’ as Allegorical Moment in Historical Film

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(p.175) 7. The Rise and Fall of Empires: The ‘War on Terror’ as Allegorical Moment in Historical Film
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The 'War on Terror' and American Film
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Terence McSweeney

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.003.0008

This chapter interrogates historical films made in the new millennium by the American film industry and argues that they may be able to reflect broader cultural trends which become encoded in their narratives. It offers a detailed analysis of 300, King Arthur, Kingdom of Heaven, The Alamoand The Eagle.

Keywords:   Hollywood, American cinema, 9/11, Film, Media, Iraq War, War on Terror, Historical film, Historical drama, Rome

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