The American Civil War and the Hollywood War Film.pdf
The American Civil War was viscerally documented through panorama paintings, photography, and soldier testimonials, leaving behind representational principles that would later inform the development of war film genre codes. This book explores how each of these representational modes cemented different formulas for providing war stories with pathos.
John Trafton is Research Coordinator at the University of St Andrews, UK.
Introduction: The Civil War, Pathos Formula, and Genre Memory 1. Civil War Paintings and the War Panorama 2. Panorama, Phantasmagoria, and Subjective Vision in War Cinema 3. War Photography 4. Photography and the War Film 5. The Soldier Diary 6. Civil War Epistolary and the Hollywood War Film Coda