The early decades of 1900s saw the rise of
‘Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress’ and ‘Sergeant York’ are two of the 40s brand of
Frank Capra was one of the major filmmakers of that time. He produced a series called ‘Why we Fight’; to make Americans realize why they are fighting the Nazis and Japs. It was
Now, the enemy has changed; patriots have not. The nationalists in
The year 1996 saw ‘Independence Day’ assaulting the box office with its concept of rescuing the world from an alien raid. Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum save mankind from a possible wipeout. Mel Gibson came up with two back-to-back hits with his ‘Braveheart’ and ‘The Patriot’ to perk up the
Steven Spielberg tried the concept of patriotism cum war movie in Saving Private Ryan, Amistad, Twister, and Schindler’s List. All these films dealt with patriotism, neo realism and redefining the sense.
‘Midway’ starred Charles Heston. It was a classic WWII film, and contained much footage from the real war. The true concept of patriotism in humn mind is inserted by the likes of ‘A Wonderful Life’. This film tells about the sense of faith, hard work, value of family and services to others. ‘Last of the Mohicans’ was another astounding film in the genre of
One of the major problems which have staggered the morality of American people is the influence of
However, the action films, which have a strong dose of gore, ultra violence, killings, drugs and use of profane language, sink in more quickly among the present generation. The result has been a rise in violence in schools and colleges along with increased number of other degradations noticed in culture and society in general.
Source by Victor Epand