27th September 2019 - Dr Daniel Brown, PhD MA BA
In this lecture we consider remembrance through cinematic representations of the First and Second World Wars. We explore the narratives told and the ever-changing emphases of war films. The cultural backdrop of a movie is also examined. For instance we grapple with what David Lean’s (1962) Lawrence of Arabia told us about ongoing decolonisation.
Remembrance and changing cultural attitudes of how we remember come under the spotlight, as we consider War on the ‘Big Screen’.