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Hollywood enlists! : propaganda films of World War II / Ralph Donald.

Author/Creator:
Donald, Ralph, author.
Publication:
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Series:
Film and history (Lanham, Md.)
Film and history
Format/Description:
Book
xxviii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
World War (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.
Motion pictures in propaganda -- United States -- History.
War films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Motion pictures
Motion pictures in propaganda.
War and motion pictures
War films
United States
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
This book explores how the Hollywood studios used sophisticated strategies of propaganda to ideologically unite the country during World War II. Through such films as Sergeant York, Casablanca, They Were Expendable, Mrs. Miniver, and others, the studios appealed to the public's sense of nationalism, demonized the enemy, and stressed that wartime sacrifices would result in triumph. --Publisher.
Contents:
Hollywood and Washington
Who started it? the guilt appeal
Defining the bad guys: the satanism appeal
We will win! the illusion of victory appeal
God is on our side! apocalyptic / Biblical appeals
Defending our homes: the territorial appeal
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes annotated filmography: pages 193-227.
Other format:
Online version: Donald, Ralph, author. Hollywood enlists!
ISBN:
9781442277267
1442277262
OCLC:
958797965
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