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From script to screen: Government propaganda, Hollywood and the making of the combat film genre from 1942 through 1945
by Beach, Bryan W., M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2009, 64; 1472198
Abstract (Summary)

This paper examines how the government's Bureau of Motion Pictures influenced Hollywood's depiction of combat in films made during World War II. It argues the results of the BMP's propaganda and censorship efforts inadvertently helped create a new film genre which filmmakers and audiences could quickly recognize. This new combat film genre quickly grew and evolved as the war went on. Ultimately, the combat film genre would go on to serve as the primary source of most Americans' understanding of war and combat.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Harshman, Arthur L.
School: California State University, Dominguez Hills
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American history, Modern history, Political science, Military studies, Film studies
Publication Number: 1472198
ISBN: 978-1-109-48770-1
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