Projections of War
Hollywood, American Culture and World War II
By (author) Thomas Doherty
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Projections of War by Thomas Doherty
Book DescriptionThomas 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 examines the Hollywood Production Code, government propaganda films, the portrayal of women and minorities in films of the period, and Hollywood's role in World War I and Vietnam. This revised edition includes new sections exploring the recent resurgence of interest in World War II films, including Saving Private Ryan and The Thin Red Line.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231116350
(165mm x 221mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 12-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Thomas Doherty
Thomas Doherty is associate professor of the American Studies Department and chair of the Film Studies Program at Brandeis University. He is author of Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934 (Columbia, 1999) and Teenagers and Teenpics: The Juvenilizatzion of American Movies in the 1950s, and is associate editor of the film journal Cin aste.
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