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Here’s Looking at You

Hollywood, Film & Politics

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Ernest Giglio

Here’s Looking at You: Hollywood, Film & Politics examines the tangled relationship between politics and Hollywood, which manifests itself in celebrity involvement in political campaigns and elections, and in the overt and covert political messages conveyed by Hollywood films. The book’s findings contradict the film industry’s assertion that it is simply in the entertainment business, and examines how, while the majority of Hollywood films are strictly commercial ventures, hundreds of movies – ranging from Birth of a Nation to Fahrenheit 9/11 – do indeed contain political messages. Here’s Looking at You serves as a basic text for political film courses and as a supplement in American government and film studies courses, and will also appeal to film buffs and people in the film industry.
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Chapter 8: Hollywood Goes to War: From the Great War to the Good War to the Forgotten War

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“In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.” —Herodotus “The only glory in war is surviving.” —Samuel Fuller, director and WWII infantryman “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard di...

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