Hollywood s Cold War (Hardback)
Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Published at a point when American filmmakers are deeply involved in the War on Terror, this authoritative and timely book offers the first comprehensive account of Hollywood s propaganda role during the defining ideological conflict of the twentieth century: the Cold War. In an analysis of films dating from America s first Red Scare in the wake of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution to the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Tony Shaw examines the complex relationship between filmmakers, censors, politicians and government propagandists. Movies were at the centre of the Cold War s battle for hearts and minds. Hollywood s comedies, love stories, musicals, thrillers, documentaries and science fiction shockers -- to list a few genres -- played a critical dual role: on the one hand teaching millions of Americans why communism represented the greatest threat their country had ever faced, and on the other selling America s liberal-capitalist ideals across the globe. Drawing on declassified government documents, studio archives and filmmakers private papers, Shaw reveals the different ways in which cinematic propaganda was produced, disseminated, and received by audiences during the Cold War. In the process, he blends subjects as diverse as women s fashions, McCarthyism, drug smuggling, Christianity, and American cultural diplomacy in India. His conclusions about Hollywood s versatility and power have a contemporary resonance which will interest anyone wishing to understand wartime propaganda today. Key features: * The first comprehensive account of Hollywood s role during the Cold War. *A new interrogation of the collaboration between filmmakers and government in the production of propaganda. *The use of primary documentation and new archival research make this book unique. N° de réf. du libraire AA79780748625239
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Critique: "'Politically nuanced, historically contextualized, and internationally informed, Hollywood's Cold War is essential reading for anyone interested in this fascinating subject. Tony Shaw's analysis is both penetrating and comprehensive. The broad range of films he studies will greatly expand conventional understandings of the Cold War's impact on American filmmaking.' Christian G. Appy"
Titre : Hollywood s Cold War (Hardback)
Éditeur : EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom
Date d'édition : 2007
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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