WWII and the Movies: The Combat Soldier on the Big Screen
Oklahoma City, OK
For Immediate Release
Join historian Dr. James baker for a discussion on the portrayal of the WWII combat soldier in film from The Sands of Iwo Jima to Saving Private Ryan on August 30, 2012 at the Oklahoma History Center. The museum will open its doors at 6:00 PM and the program will begin at 7:00 PM.
Dr. Baker will discuss the major interpretations of the combat soldier from John Wayne’s appearance as Sgt. John Stryker in The Sands of Iwo Jima to the realistic depictions of combat in Saving Private Ryan. Throughout the last six decades combat on the big screen has changed dramatically. Dr. Baker will look at some of the rational for the changes and how the public has responded.
Admission to the program is free. For more information on this program please contact Jason Harris at (405) 522-0785 or by email at email@example.com.