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The Resource Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War, Mark Harris

Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War, Mark Harris

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Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War
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Five came back
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a story of Hollywood and the Second World War
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Mark Harris
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The untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the director's lens. It is little remembered now, but in prewar America, Hollywood's relationship with Washington was tense. Investigations into corruption and racketeering were multiplying, and hanging in the air was the insinuation that the business was too foreign, too Jewish, too "un-American" in its values. Could an industry with such a powerful influence on America's collective mindset really be left in the hands of this crew? When war came, the propaganda effort to win the hearts and minds of American soldiers and civilians was absolutely vital. Nothing else had the power of film to educate and inspire. But the government was not remotely equipped to harness it--so FDR and the military had little choice but to turn to Hollywood for help. In an unprecedented move, the whole business was farmed out to a handful of Hollywood's most acclaimed film directors, accompanied by a creative freedom over filmmaking in combat zones that no one had ever had before or would ever have again. The effort was dominated by five directing legends: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. They were complicated, competitive men, and they didn't always get along with each other or their military supervisors. But between them they were on the scene of almost every major moment of Americas war, and in every branch of service. In the end, though none of them emerged unscarred, they produced a body of work that was essential to how Americans perceived the war, and still do. The product of five years of original archival research, this book provides a revelatory new understanding of Hollywood's role in the war.--From publisher description
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Title
Five came back
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Summary
Traces the World War II experiences of five legendary directors including John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood
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10273471
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DLC
Dewey number
791.4302/33092279494
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U65
LC item number
H373 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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5 came back
Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War, Mark Harris
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-494) and index
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ocn852221837
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
511 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594204302
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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2013039983
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)852221837

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