Hollywood and the CIA: Cinema, Defense and Subversion by Oliver Boyd Barrett,David Herrera,James A. Baumann

By Oliver Boyd Barrett,David Herrera,James A. Baumann

This e-book investigates representations of the vital Intelligence organisation (CIA) in Hollywood movies, and the synergies among Hollywood product, U.S. military/defense pursuits and U.S. overseas policy.


As most likely the simplest identified of the numerous diverse intelligence corporations of the united states, the CIA is an incredibly renowned nationwide and overseas icon or perhaps "brand," person who routines a strong impact at the mind's eye of individuals during the international in addition to at the artistic minds of filmmakers. The e-book examines movies sampled from 5 a long time - the Sixties, Nineteen Seventies, Eighties, Nineteen Nineties and 2000s - and explores 4 major matters: the relative prominence of the CIA; the level to which those movies brazenly political; the measure to which they have been favorable or damaging to the CIA; and their relative perspective to the "business" of intelligence. a last bankruptcy considers the query: do those Hollywood texts seem to functionality ideologically to "normalize" the CIA? if that is so, may possibly this recommend the additional speculation that many CIA video clips help audiences with reconciling occasionally primary opposites: frequently ugly covert CIA job for questionable ambitions and at huge, immense cost, at the one hand, and the values and systems of democratic society, at the other.



This interdisciplinary publication can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of the CIA/Intelligence experiences, media and movie stories, US politics and IR/Security stories in general.

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