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Hollywood's Cold War

Tony Shaw

Abstract

Published at a point when American filmmakers are deeply involved in the War on Terror, this book offers a comprehensive account of Hollywood's propaganda role during the defining ideological conflict of the twentieth century: the Cold War. In an analysis of films dating from America's first Red Scare in the wake of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution to the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the book examines the complex relationship between filmmakers, censors, politicians and government propagandists. Movies were at the centre of the Cold War's battle for hearts and minds. Hollywood's comedies, ... More

Keywords: American filmmakers, War on Terror, Hollywood, propaganda, Cold War, Red Scare, Bolshevik Revolution, Berlin Wall, censors, communism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625239
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Shaw, author