Since Early In The Twentieth Century, It Has Been A Common If Not Always Acceptable Practice For Governments To Exploit Film As A Means Of Manipulating Public Opinion And Influencing The Behavior Of Citizens, Especially During Periods Of National Emergency This Volume Is The Newest In A Five Part Series That Documents And Examines The Use Of The Medium For Propaganda Purposes By The US Government Focusing On Official And Quasi Official Productions As Well As The Uneasy Collaboration Between Hollywood Studios And The Armed Forces During The Postwar Period, It Brings Together An Unequalled Collection Of Archival Materials, Many Of Which Were Released Solely For The Publication Of The Present WorkVolume IV Presents Oral History Interviews And Papers From The Private Archives Of Filmmakers, Writers, And Representatives Of The Military, Together With Several Case Studies Of Military Cooperation With Hollywood In The Making Of War Films It Also Includes Defense Department Memoranda, Relevant Documents From Presidential And Media Libraries, And Excerpts From Congressional Hearings These Materials Provide An Insider S View Of Propaganda Efforts Connected With The Cold War, The Anti Communist Crusade, The Korean War, And Vietnam And Offer New Information On Topics Such As Film Censorship, Television Violence, And Propaganda Films About The Atomic Bomb Materials Are Given Chronologically, Covering The Period Citations At The Head Of Each Document List The Name Of The Author And Recipient, The Date Sent, And The Collection From Which The Material Is Taken Documents Are Indexed By Film Title, Name, And Subject Designed As A Source Of Readings As Well As A Research Tool, This Volume Will Be Of Particular Relevance For The Study Of Filmmaking, Propaganda, The Cold War, And US Information Policy In The Postwar Period
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- Film and Propaganda in America: A Documentary History/Volume IV/1945 and After (Documentary Reference Collections)
- David H. Culbert
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