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Cinematic Cold War : the American and Soviet struggle for hearts and minds

Author: Tony Shaw; Denise J Youngblood
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2010.
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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  Read more...
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Shaw, Tony, 1965-
Cinematic Cold War.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2010
(OCoLC)776795054
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Shaw; Denise J Youngblood
ISBN: 9780700617432 0700617434 9780700620203 0700620206
OCLC Number: 607980813
Description: ix, 301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : culture, film and the "new" Cold War history --
Industry, state, and Cold War contours. American cinema and the Cold War --
Soviet cinema and the Cold War --
Sites of conflict. Justifying war --
Pleasure versus progress --
Deterrence and dissent --
Conservatism versus anarchy --
Last acts --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Tony Shaw and Denise J. Youngblood.
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The first book-length survey of cinema's vital role in the Cold War cultural combat between the U.S. and the USSR. Focuses on 10 films--five American and five Soviet, both iconic and lesser-known  Read more...

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