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M*A*S*H Film Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 21 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of M*A*S*H.
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Context

Most people know M*A*S*H as the popular television series with Alan Alda, but the film version directed by Robert Altman came first. The television series was a successful spin-off from this antiwar film.

M*A*S*H is the story of doctors and nurses working in a mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War. They see terrible injuries and deaths every day, but they use humor to help them survive with their sanity. Their delightful escapades keep viewers laughing throughout the film.

Robert Altman had directed several television shows a couple of films before M*A*S*H, but M*A*S*H was his first major success, one which received an Oscar nomination. Audiences fell in love with the characters as they saw their daily struggles in the camp. Some of Altman's other popular films include The Long Goodbye (1973), Thieves...

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