WorldCat Identities

Shaw, Tony 1965-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 79 publications in 1 language and 3,823 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1995.9.P6, 791.436582825
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tony Shaw
Hollywood's Cold War by Tony Shaw( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published at a time 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 Cold War
Cinematic Cold War : the American and Soviet struggle for hearts and minds by Tony Shaw( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cold War was as much a battle of ideas as a series of military and diplomatic confrontations, and movies were a prime battleground for this cultural combat. Tony Shaw and Denise Youngblood show Hollywood sought to export American ideals in movies like Rambo, and the Soviet film industry fought back by showcasing Communist ideals in a positive light, primarily for their own citizens. The two camps traded cinematic blows over four decades. The first book-length comparative survey of cinema's vital role in disseminating Cold War ideologies, Shaw and Youngblood's study focuses on ten films, five American and five Soviet, that in both obvious and subtle ways provided a crucial outlet for the global "debate" between democratic and communist ideologies. For each nation, the authors outline industry leaders, structure, audiences, politics, and international reach and explore varied relationships linking each film industry to its respective government. They then present five comparative case studies, each pairing an American with a Soviet film: Man on a Tightrope with The Meeting on the Elbe; Roman Holiday with Spring on Zarechnaya Street; Fail-Safe with Nine Days in One Year; Bananas with Officers; Rambo: First Blood Part II with Incident at Map Grid 36-80. Collectively, their commentaries track the Cold War in its entirety, from its formative phase through periods of thaw and self-doubt to the resurgence of mutual animosity during the Reagan years and enable readers to identify competing core propaganda themes such as decadence versus morality, technology versus humanity, and freedom versus authority. They show such themes blurred notions regarding "propaganda" and "entertainment," terms that were often interchangeable and mutually reinforcing during the Cold War. Cinematic Cold War offers a shrewd analysis of how the silver screen functioned on both sides of the Iron Curtain
Cinematic terror : a global history of terrorism on film by Tony Shaw( )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first history of cinema's treatment of terrorism from the birth of film to today"--
Eden, Suez, and the mass media : propaganda and persuasion during the Suez crisis by Tony Shaw( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a study of the Eden Government's battle for the hearts of the British and Americans during the Suez Crisis, the book dispels the myth that the media were passive observers of events and reflected public opinion. It compares Eden's government and that of Thatcher during the Falklands war
British cinema and the Cold War : the state, propaganda and consensus by Tony Shaw( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considerable scholarship has focused on the 'Great Fear' that swept through Hollywood during the McCarthy era and on the Soviet Union's cinematic campaign against Western imperialism. British Cinema and the Cold War fills a significant gap in the international story, uncovering British cinema's contribution to Cold War propaganda and to the development of a popular consensus on Cold War issues, adding to the emerging revisionist interpretation of Britain's Cold War policies in the 1940s and 1950s." "Shaw analyses key films of the period, including High Treason, which put a British McCarthyism on celluloid; the fascinatingly ambiguous science fiction thriller The Quatermass Experiment; the court-room drama based on the trial of Hungary's Cardinal Mindszenty, The Prisoner; the dystopic The Damned, made by one of Hollywood's blacklisted directors, Joseph Losey; and the CIA-funded, animated version of George Orwell's classic novel Animal Farm. The result is a deeply probing study of how Cold War issues were refracted through British films, compared with their imported American and East European counterparts, and how the British public received this 'war propaganda'."--Jacket
Cinematic Terror by Tony Shaw( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British government propaganda and persuasion during the 1956 Suez crisis by Tony Shaw( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eden, Suez and mass media : propaganda and persuasion during the Suez crisis by Tony Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special issue: Britain, popular culture and the Cold War( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Hollywood's Cold War
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Cinematic Cold War : the American and Soviet struggle for hearts and mindsEden, Suez, and the mass media : propaganda and persuasion during the Suez crisisBritish cinema and the Cold War : the state, propaganda and consensusEden, Suez and mass media : propaganda and persuasion during the Suez crisis
Alternative Names
Shaw, Tony.

Languages
English (79)