13 August 2007

Propaganda In Action 20

We now head over to the other side of the Taiwan Strait, with this clip from a 1978 Taiwanese combat film, set, judging by its characters' dress, in the mid-or late 1950's.

The film appears to be a kind of trials and tribulations of young soldiers in training, a sub-genre of the combat film which has, with occasional exceptions like "Stripes" in 1981, and "An Officer And A Gentleman" in 1982, pretty much disappeared from American and British cinema.

Be seeing you.

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