Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

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Haidee Wasson, Lee Grieveson
Univ of California Press, Jan 19, 2018 - Performing Arts - 400 pages
The vast and influential American military has been aided and abetted by cinema since the earliest days of the medium. The army, navy, and air force put films to work in myriad ways, enlisting them to entertain, train, and heal soldiers as well as to propagandize, strategize, spy, map, and develop weapons, from rifles to atomic bombs. Presenting new essays based on archival research, Cinema’s Military Industrial Complex addresses the relationship of military cinema to Hollywood, technological innovation, new modes of filmmaking, unique film styles and genres, and the rise of American soft power across the long twentieth century. This rich and timely volume is essential for scholars interested in the military’s use of media and the exercise of influence within and beyond American borders.
 

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Contents

The Office of War Information
17
PART ONE THE MILITARYS CINEMA APPARATUS
23
Movie Machines at US Military
44
Cinerama and the Cold War
61
Military Technological and Industrial Change
75
California
80
PART TWO STRATEGIES OF VIEWING
93
Military Psychiatric Cinema
116
Maintaining
192
The View from Lookout Mountain
210
The US Army
227
DASPOs Documentation of
241
PART FOUR THE MILITARY AND ITS COLLABORATORS
259
World War and the Cultural Politics of Authority
281
Marshall Plan Films in Greece
321
Bibliography
339

Gregory Bateson the Museum
137
Gillo Pontecorvos Battle of Algiers
157
PART THREE MILITARYMADE MOVIES
175
List of Contributors
365
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Haidee Wasson is Professor of Cinema Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. She is the author of Museum Movies and the coeditor of Inventing Film Studies and Useful Cinema.

Lee Grieveson is Professor of Media History at University College London. He is the author of Policing Cinema and Cinema and the Wealth of Nations and the coeditor of several volumes, including Inventing Film Studies and Empire and Film.

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