The Resource The Good Soldier, Journeyman Pictures (Firm), (electronic resource)

The Good Soldier, Journeyman Pictures (Firm), (electronic resource)

Label
The Good Soldier
Title
The Good Soldier
Statement of responsibility
Journeyman Pictures (Firm)
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"War is about one thing only: it's about killing. You either learn to kill somebody else or you get killed or wounded yourself." This film examines how soldiers grapple simultaneously with their duty and their own humanity as it tracks the perilous psychological journeys of four decorated combat veterans of World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War. A combination of frank interviews and battlefield footage, The Good Soldier addresses the initial reluctance to kill, the act of killing from a distance and hand-to-hand, incidences of combat zone atrocities, the experience of getting wounded, mixed feelings of relief and alienation upon returning stateside, post-tour substance abuse and mental trauma, efforts at closure, and involvement with veterans-for-peace movements. A sobering statement both about and against war
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
  • Contains graphic military-related violence and instances of harsh language
  • 12 & up
Language note
Closed-captioned
Runtime
54
Technique
live action
Label
The Good Soldier, Journeyman Pictures (Firm), (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 01, 2010
Contents
Reasons for Enlisting (2:32) -- Going Into Battle (3:06) -- Going on Autopilot (4:23) -- Unanswered Questions (2:40) -- Coping With Killing (1:44) -- Wounded on the Battlefield (2:39) -- Driven by Revenge (3:26) -- Killing Without Remorse (3:29) -- Warrior Ethos (1:56) -- Last Good Night's Sleep (3:25) -- Conscientious Objector (4:16) -- Where Do You Go From Here? (2:53) -- December 1944: Returning Home Early (2:58) -- Remembering Battle (1:44) -- Veterans for Peace (2:20) -- War is About Killing (2:47) -- Four Decorated Combat Veterans: Epilogue (3:31) -- Credits: The Good Soldier (2:47)
Control code
100041981
Extent
1 streaming video file (54 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
  • Mode of access: Internet
Label
The Good Soldier, Journeyman Pictures (Firm), (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 01, 2010
Contents
Reasons for Enlisting (2:32) -- Going Into Battle (3:06) -- Going on Autopilot (4:23) -- Unanswered Questions (2:40) -- Coping With Killing (1:44) -- Wounded on the Battlefield (2:39) -- Driven by Revenge (3:26) -- Killing Without Remorse (3:29) -- Warrior Ethos (1:56) -- Last Good Night's Sleep (3:25) -- Conscientious Objector (4:16) -- Where Do You Go From Here? (2:53) -- December 1944: Returning Home Early (2:58) -- Remembering Battle (1:44) -- Veterans for Peace (2:20) -- War is About Killing (2:47) -- Four Decorated Combat Veterans: Epilogue (3:31) -- Credits: The Good Soldier (2:47)
Control code
100041981
Extent
1 streaming video file (54 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
  • Mode of access: Internet

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