Tony Shaw

in Hollywood's Cold War

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625239
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670918 | DOI:

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Hollywood exploited the Cold War, plundering the conflict for profit and propaganda from beginning to end. American Cold War film propaganda was not simply the expression of official ideology but involved a range of different ideologies, discourses and institutions, all of which had some influence on the representation of the United States at war. The harmonious relationship between Hollywood and the US government during the Cold War helped provide a platform for consistently high-quality propaganda. Since the end of the Cold War, the state-film network has still operated. Hollywood's most visually striking contribution to the War on Terror came along before the rubble at New York's Ground Zero had been cleared. The Spirit of America was a fitting tribute to Hollywood's intimate relationship with the American nation throughout the twentieth century.

Keywords: Hollywood; Cold War; film propaganda; United States; US government; state-film network; War on Terror; The Spirit of America

Chapter.  3938 words. 

Subjects: Film

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