Dunkirk and the Battlefield Gothic
AbstractThe war film has been analyzed extensively as a genre of a particular dramaturgy of affects – from patriotic pride and sense of community, the horror and ecstasy of combat to the melodramatic sacrifice of the individual soldier. This article shows how DUNKIRK (2017) adds another narrative of modern war, that seems to be incommensurable to the first: a vision of war as a permanent state of desolation, loneliness, and waste.
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Burgoyne, R. (2019). Dunkirk and the Battlefield Gothic. Mediaesthetics – Journal of Poetics of Audiovisual Images, (3). https://doi.org/10.17169/mae.2019.79
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