One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, the Allies, and World War by M. Todd Bennett

By M. Todd Bennett

international conflict II coincided with cinema's golden age. videos now thought of classics have been created at a time while either side within the warfare have been coming to gain the good strength of renowned motion pictures to encourage the hundreds. via multinational examine, One global, giant Screen unearths how the Grand Alliance--Britain, China, the Soviet Union, and the United States--tapped Hollywood's remarkable strength to reduce the gap and bridge the diversities that separated them. The Allies, M. Todd Bennett indicates, strategically manipulated cinema which will advertise the concept that the United international locations used to be a family members of countries joined via blood and affection.
Bennett revisits Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, Flying Tigers, and different widespread videos that, he argues, helped win the struggle and the peace via bettering Allied harmony and remodeling the yank worldview. heavily reading movie, diplomatic correspondence, propagandists' logs, and picture studio documents present in the USA, the uk, and the previous Soviet Union, Bennett rethinks conventional scholarship on international battle II international relations by means of studying the ways in which Hollywood and the Allies labored jointly to organize for and enact the struggle effort.

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