Hollywood and the Military Bureaucracy
Depicting America’s Fighting Forces at Their Best and Worst
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About the Book
Through a century of movies, the U.S. military held sway over war and service-oriented films. Influenced by the armed forces and their public relations units, Hollywood presented moviegoers with images of a faultless American fighting machine led by heroic commanders.
This book examines this cooperation with detailed narratives of military blunders and unfit officers that were whitewashed to be presented in a more favorable light. Drawing on production files, correspondence between bureaucrats and filmmakers, and contemporary critical reviews, the author reveals the behind-the-scenes political maneuvers that led to the rewriting of history on-screen.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020