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Hollywood Raises Political Consciousness

Political Messages in Feature Films

Edited By Michael Haas

Feature films are jam-packed with political messages. This volume provides the tools for analyzing the politics embedded in films. Contributors reveal how subliminal messages are a clue to how the public perceives political reality through otherwise entertaining feature films.
The volume is divided into two parts: Part One focuses on defining political films while Part Two looks at how «politics» is defined within films. Contributors find several ways of defining «political films», but agree that while the messages in films may often seem progressive, they are usually quite conservative, with the aim of making as much money as possible for the people financing the films.
The book provides a history of political film and identifies several hundred films with specific political messages.
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Appendix. Films Nominated by the Political Film Society, 1986–2014


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Appendix Films Nominated by the Political Film Society, 1986–2014

The following films have been nominated by members of the Political Film Society over the years. Winning films are in boldface:

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Life membership in the Political Film Society is available for US$5.00, payable by check or money1 order to Political Film Society, P.O. Box 461267, Los Angeles, CA 90046, or on the website by PayPal. Members are entitled to vote for the best political films in the various categories and are emailed film reviews of the latest films released in Los Angeles at regular intervals close to the dates of their release.

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