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Films Based on World War I
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .A544 1999 / Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .A435 1999
Publication Date: 1930
A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war.
East of Eden by
Call Number: Clarkston / Dunwoody - DVD PN1997 .E2425 2005
Publication Date: 1955
The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families in the early 1900's in Northern California.
A Farewell to Arms by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .F3755 2004
Publication Date: 1932
This 1932 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's classic war novel emphasizes the romance between Frederic Henry and Catherine Barkley. Many critics consider it to be the best film version of any of Hemingway's works.
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The Great Dictator by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .G748 2003 / Dunwoody / Newton - DVD PN1997 .G7325 2011
Publication Date: 1940
Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers.
Lawrence of Arabia by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .L39 2001 / Alpharetta / Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .L396 2008 / Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .L396 2002 / Dunwoody / DVD PN1997 .L396 2003
Publication Date: 1962
A look at T.E. Lawrence, a British officer who unites the desert tribes of Arabia against the Turks during World War I.
The Legend of Bagger Vance by
Call Number: Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .L46 2001b
Publication Date: 2000
The protagonist of this metaphysical fable is Rannulph Junah, Southern aristocrat and World War I hero. In a tournament in Savannah, he defeats two golf pros by following the teachings of his guru, Bagger Vance, a black mystic serving as his caddie.
Legends of the Fall by
Call Number: Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .L463 2000
Publication Date: 1994
The story of the Ludlow family of Montana, spanning the first three decades of the 20th century.
War Horse by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997.2 .W3669 2012 / Alpharetta / Clarkston - DVD PN1997.2 .W3666 2012
Publication Date: 2011
Set in rural England and Europe during the First World War, the story begins with the friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets; British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter.