Projections of War

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

3.92 (40 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$22.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

In this cultural history of the USA during World War II, Thomas Doherty examines the interaction between Hollywood cinema and America's involvement in the war. He reveals how and why Hollywood marshalled its artistic resources on behalf of the war effort, giving a voice to many different groups' viewpoints: the motion picture industry itself; government agencies; and audiences at home and overseas. Doherty proves that war-time Hollywood was not a rigidly controlled propaganda machine, as is often assumed, but an ad-hoc collaborative effort between the government and the film industry. He explains the social, political and economic forces that created genre classics such as "Mrs Miniver" and "Air Force" as well as comedies, musicals, newsreels, documentaries, cartoons and army training films.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 861.82g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0231082452
  • 9780231082457

Rating details

40 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 32% (13)
4 38% (15)
3 22% (9)
2 5% (2)
1 2% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X