John Trafton is a Lecturer in Film Studies at Seattle University. His book The American Civil War and the Hollywood War Film explores how nineteenth-century paintings, photography, and epistolary traditions anticipated the rise of cinema. He has also published in The Journal of War and Cultural Studies, Frames Cinema Journal, Journal of American Studies, and for the Companion to Steven Spielberg with Wiley-Blackwell. Originally from Southern California, John's latest project looks at how the American film industry constructed Los Angeles as an urban space during the 1910s and 1920s.
“End of Watch incorporates the visual and narrative codes of Iraq War films, inviting the viewer to draw a comparison between the battlegrounds of the “war on terror” and the mean streets of Los Angeles.”