Tag Archives: War films

Hollywood & PTSD Among Military

19 Oct

 Third article in our 5 week series on the War Film Genre

By Littlebells

Disclaimer: The use of PTSD in this article is focused on military and POWs.  There are many other factors that can lead to PTSD.

The Summer Garden is the third and final book of Paullina Simon’s epic love story between Tatiana Metanova and Alexander Barrington.  It is in this last book that we see what the ravages of war can do to a man and his family.  The book begins with Alexander having been rescued from his POW camp in Saschenshausen and starting a new life back in his home country of America. He suffers from PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder and must find a way to keep his family together despite his past.

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War Films: It’s Social Impact

12 Oct

Second article in our 5 week series on the War Film Genre

By Ozzie

Many films made during the 2nd World War were made for propaganda means. They were effective in stirring up patriotic feelings and a mind-set of a group effort rather than individual wants and needs. Country morale played a big part in the war effort as confidence in their leaders and forces lead to more production of supplies needed for the war effort.[1]  These films were not just made by Allied countries but also Axis countries and the Soviet Union. In fact, there was a film made by the Soviet Union in 1941 that sort of mirrors Tatiana’s story in The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons we will discuss that later.

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Why We Love Romance & War Films?

5 Oct

1st article in our 5 week series on the War Film Genre 

By Open Book

In celebration of the debut of our sister site FromPagetoSilverScreen (a collection of avid readers and devoted movie goers come together to discuss and improve their literary and film connoisseurship skills). Each week on LIH we are doing a five week-long series on the War Film genre.  Why? The book we are currently reviewing on FromPagetoSilverScreen is an International Bestselling novel by author Paullina Simons entitled The Bronze Horseman. The book was adapted by Simons herself and in pre-production, with a scheduled film release date of 2012.

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