Film (Post-1918)
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Film (Post-1918)

Compared with the largely propagandistic style of films before 1918, postwar films reflected the immense destruction and cost of the war by making a different choice of material and narrative method. With the exception of a boom in explicitly anti-German films in the United States, which lasted a considerable time beyond the Armistice (the most significant of these is probably The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Rex Ingram, 1921), film transferred its main attention to experiences of loss, sorrow, and death. J’accuse (Abel Gance, France, 1919), with its pacifi…

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Rother, Rainer, “Film (Post-1918)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0201>
First published online: 2015



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