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One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II

M. Todd Bennett

Abstract

World War II coincided with cinema's golden age. Movies now considered classics were created at a time when all sides in the war were coming to realize the great power of popular films to motivate the masses. Through multinational research, this book reveals how the Grand Alliance—Britain, China, the Soviet Union, and the United States—tapped Hollywood's impressive power to shrink the distance and bridge the differences that separated them. The Allies, it shows, strategically manipulated cinema in an effort to promote the idea that the United Nations was a family of nations joined by blood and ... More

Keywords: World War II, popular films, Grand Alliance, Hollywood, cinema, United Nations, Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, Flying Tigers, Allied solidarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835746
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807837467_bennett

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Todd Bennett, author

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