Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II

TitleProjections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsDoherty, Thomas
EditionRevised and Updated Edition
Number of Pages364
PublisherColumbia University Press
City, CountryNew York
Abstract

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 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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URLProjections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II
Short TitleProjections of War
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