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Re: The Korean War in Cinema
Hollywood is a business. WWII movies were still tried and true moneymakers.
I think it was a case of "if it ain't broke" more than negligence.
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From: "Marc James Small" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: The Korean War in Cinema
> At 11:54 AM 4/30/2001 -0700, Patricia Winston \(Trish\) wrote:
> >Here are the Korean War films I came across. I don't find any paucity of
> >film here:
> The point of this thread is the number of films about the Korean War made
> while it was still going on. I note a couple of movies in your list which
> qualify, but only a couple; the overwhelming majority are from after the
> Armistice. The point on this is that we would expect Hollywood to rush
> topical movies on a topical theme: as the American populace really wasn't
> aware of the Korean War while it was in progress, Hollywood didn't see
> major dollars in producing movies on that theme in '50 or '51 or '52.
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