Talk:War film

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Jet Pilot?[edit]

I'm surprised to see Jet Pilot listed as a WWII film made after the war. It's not set in WWII (or during any war except the Cold War), and no combat is depicted. Janet Leigh does look great in that white leather flying suit. User:Stedder

Yeah, it's a Cold War film. Not sure how it got in there; I've removed it from the list, there are enough other examples there already. Chiswick Chap (talk) 06:52, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

"20th century"[edit]

Clearly the genre has to date been strongly associated with the 20th century, as many of the cited sources attest. Articles must state the case at the time of writing based on the sources available: nobody doubts that things may change in future, but until reliable sources say otherwise, the association is correctly stated. The article already discusses a 19th century war, the 1898 Spanish–American War, but this does not change the overall picture, which has been to focus on the 20th century to the exclusion of all others. There could have been "war films" about the wars of Roman times, or the Wars of the Roses, but these have been thought of differently by filmmakers, audiences, and critics. Chiswick Chap (talk) 09:59, 14 January 2017 (UTC)