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A cinematic history of war & epics

by Mark Wilshin

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Published by Raintree in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • War films -- History and criticism.,
  • Epic films -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Other titlesCinematic history of war and epics
    StatementMark Wilshin.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.W3 W56 2005
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3396924M
    ISBN 101410920089
    LC Control Number2005009509
    OCLC/WorldCa58843106

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