We'll always have the movies : American cinema during World War II (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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We'll always have the movies : American cinema during World War II

We'll always have the movies : American cinema during World War II

Author: Robert L McLaughlin; Sally E Parry
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"We'll Always Have the Movies explores how movies made in Hollywood during World War II were vehicles for helping Americans understand the war. Far from being simplistic flag-waving propaganda designed to evoke emotional reactions, these films offered audiences narrative structures that formed a foundation for grasping the nuances of war. These films asked audiences to consider the implications of the Nazi threat;  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McLaughlin, Robert L., 1957-
We'll always have the movies.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L McLaughlin; Sally E Parry
ISBN: 0813123860 9780813123868 9780813130057 0813130050 0813123879 9780813123875
OCLC Number: 61864380
Description: ix, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Before Pearl Harbor --
The war in the Pacific --
Our enemies --
Our fighting allies --
Our occupied allies --
American men and women --
Home-front anxieties --
Postwar films in the postwar world.
Other Titles: We will always have the movies
Responsibility: Robert L. McLaughlin, Sally E. Parry.
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Explains how film after film repeated the narratives, character types, and rhetoric that made the World War II and each American's role in it comprehensible. This study shows how filmmakers made the  Read more...


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A unique and exhaustive analysis of many home front films of different genres that have been ignored for decades but are significant in their effects on the wartime American moviegoing public. - Read more...

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