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One world, big screen : Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II

Author: M Todd Bennett
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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World War II coincided with cinema's golden age. Movies now considered classics were created when all sides in the war were coming to realise the great power of popular films to motivate the masses. Through multinational research, this book reveals how the Grand Alliance - Britain, China, the Soviet Union, and the United States - tapped Hollywood's impressive power to shrink the distance and bridge the differences  Read more...
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Bennett, M. Todd.
One world, big screen.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012011965
(OCoLC)783520921
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Todd Bennett
ISBN: 9780807837467 0807837466 9781469601465 146960146X
OCLC Number: 815281407
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 362 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
The "magic bullet": Hollywood, Washington, and the moviegoing public --
"Pro-British-American war preachers": internationalism at the movies, 1939-1941 --
One world, big screen: the United Nations and American horizons --
Kissing cousins: how Anglo-American relations became "special" --
Courting Uncle Joe: the theatrics of Soviet-American matrimony --
Negotiating the color divide: race and U.S. paternalism toward China --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: M. Todd Bennett.

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A must read for those interested in wartime propaganda and diplomacy. Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.--Choice

 
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