Accession Number : ADA222524


Title :   Propaganda Tool: The Hollywood War Movie and Its Usurpation by TV


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Osborne, Bob


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a222524.pdf


Report Date : 28 Feb 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : The motion picture industry, known to Americans as Hollywood, has played a unique role in molding the American public during a national crisis. At no other time in American history was the Hollywood film feature used to this extent as in its role as a propaganda machine to influence the national will of the American people as in World War II. This study seeks in general examination the role these feature films played in World War II in bonding American public opinion into national will toward the war effort. In studying its effectiveness the definition of propaganda will be examined and the controversy between its use and the term of information to the American public; the effect of changing political views after World War II on the motion picture industry and film themes; the usurpation of the movie industry as a propaganda tool by the new technology of television after 1950 and its effect on the American public; and finally, to draw a conclusion as to the use of the motion picture as a propaganda tool in the future national crisis in America. Keywords: Military publications.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PUBLICATIONS , *PUBLIC OPINION , *PROPAGANDA , WARFARE , GLOBAL , UNITED STATES , INDUSTRIES , TOOLS , TELEVISION SYSTEMS , HISTORY , BONDING , CIVILIAN POPULATION , MOLDINGS , MOTION PICTURES


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE