A type of drama set against the backdrop of war, focusing on how the larger conflict affects and/or threatens human existence in the story. Less action-packed than traditional combat films and containing touches of melodrama, this type of film usually takes place in one of two settings. Dramas set close to the front -- Paths of Glory, Come and See, and All Quiet on the Western Front -- focus attention on the way soldiers or civilizations cope with the threat of death and destruction. Films set back at home either during or after the conflict -- Hope and Glory, Mrs. Miniver and The Best Years of Our Lives -- generally study how society manages daily realities during times of war. Also, these models frequently focus on the adjusting period and social, personal, and psychological effects following the return of war-scarred vets. The Deer Hunter represents a blend of both of these formulas. Other variations on the war drama include Casablanca (the effects of war on love), The Bridge on the River Kwai (POW drama), Schindler's List (Holocaust drama).