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Framed (By) Memory: The Popular Mnemonics Of The First World War In The Unknown Soldier (Carlton Tv, Uk 1998) And Distant Bridges (Uk/Usa 1999)

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An approach to addressing the shifts and changes in 1990s memory culture with regard to the First World War becomes manifest in the construction of a narrative framework which connects the contemporary spectator with the past by using a trans-generational mediating agent, explicit references to commemorative traditions and further metamnestic and metamemorial signifiers. This chapter discusses these strategies with reference to the British TV miniseries The Unknown Soldier (1998) and the British-American feature film Distant Bridges (1999) whose very titles are already indicative of an engagement with a ?distant? and increasingly ?unknowable? past. The chapter then provides a close reading of the two texts which is informed by narratology and contemporary memory studies. Finally, it presents a brief content summary which places the two productions within the larger history of audiovisual representations of the First World War in Britain.

Keywords: 1990s memory culture; Britain; Distant Bridges; First World War; The Unknown Soldier



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