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Projections of war : Hollywood, American culture, and World War II

Author: Thomas Patrick Doherty
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1993.
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Projections of War reveals how and why Hollywood marshaled its artistic resources on behalf of the war and interprets the cultural meanings and enduring legacies of the motion picture record of the war years.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Patrick Doherty
ISBN: 0231082444 9780231082440 0231082452 9780231082457
OCLC Number: 27726846
Description: x, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Hollywood's War --
2. Leni Riefenstahl's Contribution to the American War Effort --
3. Production Codes --
4. Government Work. Why We Fight. Victory Films --
5. Genre Work. Prelude to War Films. Sergeant York. Warner Bros.'s Air Force. The War Department's Air Force --
6. Properly Directed Hatred. Facing the Japanese. Americans All --
7. Women Without Men. Watching and Waiting. The Dead and the Quick --
8. Keep 'Em Laughing. Caught in the Draft. War Timing --
9. The Negro Soldier --
10. The Real War. News of the Day. "100% McCoy Battle Footage" --
11. Legacies. Vietnam: I Hate This Movie. Rewind/Erase. Hollywood's Most Popular Films, 1941-1945. War Activities Committee Releases, 1941-1945.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Thomas Doherty.


This cultural history of the USA during World War II examines the interaction between Hollywood cinema and America's involvement in the war. It reveals why Hollywood marshalled its artistic resources  Read more...


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