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70 years ago, on September 2, 1945, the Empire of Japan signed the official Instrument of Surrender, ending World War II (the Germans had surrendered on May 7 of that year). Join us on Friday, September 4, 2015, at 1pm, on WYPR 88.1 FM, for the Midday with Dan Rodricks show, when Linda DeLibero – Director, Film and Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University – and Christopher Llewellyn Reed (that’s me) – Chair and Professor, Department of Film/Video, Stevenson University – will discuss films about the Pacific Theater with guest host Aaron Henkin. From So Proudly We Hail! (1943) to Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) to The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) to Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) to Empire of the Sun (1987) to Unbroken (2014), with many more films in between, we’ll cover the way movies have portrayed the Allied war against the Japanese and how that portrayal has evolved.
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