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Monday, March 28, 2005

Brown Bag Discussion April 7 Features World War I Films

SALISBURY, MD---Martin Scorcese’s recent Academy Award-winning film The Aviator starts in the 1920s with tycoon Howard Hughes shooting his screen epic Hell’s Angels, a 1930 blockbuster about World War I aviators.  This film was one of several prominent movies from the time period that dealt with the experience of the still-recent World War. Dr. Maarten Pereboom, history faculty at Salisbury University, speaks on this and other World War I films during the presentation “Remembering the Great War: Film Portrayals of the First World War in the 1920s and 1930s” noon Thursday, April 7, in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall. The talk is part of the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts’ Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Series. Using clips from a number of prominent films of the time, he explores these movies as cultural artifacts from a time when films from the United States were becoming increasingly dominant in the world market and when the subject of the First World War was still controversial.  Pereboom is currently writing a book entitled History in Film, to be published by Prentice Hall. The presentation is free and the public is invited. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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