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.
|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|
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