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New podcast from National WWII Museum - Service on Celluloid

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New podcast from National WWII Museum - Service on Celluloid
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:59 PM

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans has just released a new podcast series called 'Service on Celluloid'. .  The series features several of the museum's curators/historians and selected subject experts discussing the war as depicted in film.   It also draws content from the museum's oral history program.  

From the museum's website:
Service on Celluloid is a new, captivating podcast that takes a deep look at depictions of World War II on film over the last 70-plus years. In-house experts at The National WWII Museum, along with special guests, will hold lively debates on the historical merits of treasured classics and smaller films alike. Films highlighted in this series include Fury, Midway, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Twelve O’Clock High. This entertaining series promises to reveal the good and bad of how Hollywood depicts the 20th century’s most dramatic event.

The first episode is on 12 O'clock High.   One curator says that as an 8 year old he hated it because there wasn't enough action,  but he has learned to recognize it for the excellent study of the stresses of command that it depicts.  At one time it was required viewing by all members of the service academies.

The podcast is available on iTunes or Soundcloud


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