The GI Film Festival Blog

The Big Parade | King Vidor

PTSD in Film as old as war and film

King Vidor’s majestic 1925 film The Big Parade is, for the time, probably the most realistic view of the Great War that had ever been committed to celluloid.
Buster Keaton | The General

Throwback Thursday: The General

Whilst DW Griffith and King Vidor chose the serious route in war films of that era, probably the lightest touch to a war film came in the form of The General, a Buster Keaton classic that was released in 1927.

Why No Love for the Air Force Hollywood?

For whatever reason though, moviemakers out there don’t see the thrill of documenting the Air Force. Really? Why not? In the naval aviation movie Top Gun starring Tom Cruise, filmmakers showed that flying and landing on a boat can be super cool. Can't the Air Force be just as cool?