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

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

Author: Thomas Patrick Doherty
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [1999]
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Thomas Doherty reveals how and why Hollywood marshaled its artistic resources on behalf of the war effort and interprets the cultural meanings and enduring legacies of the motion picture record of the war years. He explains the social, political, and economic forces that created such genre classics as Mrs. Miniver, as well as comedies, musicals, newsreels, documentaries, cartoons, and army training films. He  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Patrick Doherty
ISBN: 0231116357 9780231116350 0231082444 9780231082440
OCLC Number: 42441420
Notes: "Revised and updated to include recent WWII films"--Cover.
Description: x, 382 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Hollywood's War --
2. Leni Riefenstahl's Contribution to the American War Effort [Riefenstahl] --
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 [Warner Brothers] --
The War Department's Air Force [War Department] --
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 [African American, Black] --
10. The Real War --
News of the Day --
"100% McCoy Battle Footage" --
11. Legacies --
Vietnam: I Hate This Movie --
Rewind/Erase --
Taps at the Millennium : Saving Private Ryan (1998) and The Thin Red Line (1998) --
Hollywood's Most Popular Films, 1941-1945 --
War Activities Committee Releases, 1941-1945.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Thomas Doherty.


In this lively cultural history, Doherty demonstrates that wartime Hollywood was not a rigidly controlled propaganda machine, as is often assumed, but an ad-hoc collaborative effort between the  Read more...


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A wide-ranging, lively study which combines close readings of various key films with discussions of genre, ethnicity, and beauracracy... [A] vivid blend of polemic and social history. Times Literary Read more...

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